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The Psoas – Our Body’s Insurance Policy Against Pelvic Instability & The Case for Leaving it ALONE

Difficult to palpate, a challenging area to master as a manual therapist and dreaded by everyone getting worked on because of the horrible pain associated with it – in some ways “the psoas” is approached like the holy grail of the body: finding it can feel like a “quest” and …

What to do for Whiplash and Upper Body Impact Injuries – Whether Acute or Decades Old

If you’ve been in a car accident or experienced any kind of head or upper body impact trauma, chances are you also experienced some form of whiplash, whether mild or extreme. What exactly is whiplash? *Please note I am not trying to diagnose anyone! These are common experiences of people …

Why I NEVER Recommend Foam Rolling The Low Back (And What To Do Instead)

If you are currently experiencing low back of ANY kind: STOP FOAM ROLLING YOUR LOW BACK I never ever recommend foam rolling the low back (for any reason), but if you’re experiencing low back pain then this is so important. Why? Here’s the short version: Low back muscles (and the …

The #1 Surprising Cause of Pain – From Plantar Fasciitis to Knee, Hip, Low Back Pain & Shoulder Issues

Do you ever wonder WHY pain happens? When it hits we’re often shocked because it seemed to come out of nowhere. People use terms like “I threw out my back” even if they were doing something as benign as weeding a garden! Or knee pain might hit suddenly while on …