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Self Care – Back is out but it hurts in the front

Groin and abdominal pain can be an indicator of serious internal organ problems. See your doctor and be gentle with anything you do for self-care. Warm up and limit your range of motion in kicking. The back-end of the swing over-stretches this muscle and the forward reach tend to drive this into spasm. Avoid rhythmic …

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Therapist Notes – Iliopsoas Complex (Deep Abdominals)

Therapist are usually very opinionated about their approach to the iliopsoas complex. Its impact on posture, digestion, emotions, and much more is fodder for lengthy bodywork discussions. Even after 30 years, I’ve learned more by putting together these illustrations and posts. I find that craniostructural work is always the first step for lasting relief, followed …

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Pain Around the Crest of the Hip

People most often complain of pain just under the crest of the hip. They sometimes complain of pain that arcs in front of the hip and into the groin. If they are comfortable doing so, they will complain of pain in the genitalia. Also, they may also complain of pain in the SI joint. This …

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Back is out but it hurts in the front

People complain of a stiff and/or painful back but it is most painful near the fold of the hip in the front. They move stiffly and tend to have other back problems. The low back has flattened and become stiff. It may or may not have pain that feels like they are fragile and may move in …

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Mid-back Pain that May Stiffen the Low Back

People complain of stiffness, tightness, and pain in their mid-back. Almost always, they do this awkward move where they reach back to touch the lower ribs on that side. Often, they complain about how it stiffens their lower back. They may even refer to it as low back pain as they touch the lower ribs. At …

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