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Hip Flexor Mobility - PAILs and RAILs

Low back pain cases we treat in our Beaverton clinic, often include soft-tissue release of the psoas muscles, more commonly called the hip flexor. 

As you can see from the above image, the psoas muscle has attachment points on the spine, and as such is often a contributor to low back pain and anterior pelvic rotation. Similar to the shortening that occurs in the shoulders and chest muscles from too much time at the computer, shortening of the hip flexors is very common from extended time spent sitting.

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Posture Correction Series - Part 2: Stability

 In Part 1 of the Posture Correction Series, I demonstrated various mobility drills for the thoracic spine. Today, we discuss exercises to help stabilize that new found range of motion. These are fairly common exercises in our Beaverton clinic, and will form the foundation for developing a strong back.

 

 

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Back In Motion & XTERRA Portland

The 2018 XTERRA Portland event was a great success, and I wanted to share a short video I made of the action.

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Posture Correction Series - Part 1: Mobility

Workstation, laptop, tablet, cell phone - it's our way of life. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing is, well, a bad thing. As the population becomes increasingly dependent on technology for both work and leisure time, the physical demands of our devises is having a dramatically negative impact on our musculoskeletal systems. Most notably, we are seeing a pattern of pronounced shoulder and trunk rounding. Know also as "upper crossed syndrome"

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