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Leg tightness causing your lower back pain

By now, most of you may be familiar with the Psoas (one of your Primary Hip Flexors). The picture above, on the left hand side shows you where you typically will feel the pain that is generated from a tight Psoas. The middle picture and the one on the right shows you where we have to push on it to release it. As you can tell, it is not the most pleasant muscle to have work done on.

The cool thing is, you can avoid having us work on it just by stretching it for 2 minutes on either side once a day. Here are a number of ways you can do this either on your own or just schedule online to have one of our therapists do it for you. Book today

This one can be done at home on the edge of your bed. It is pretty self explanatory. Just on the edge and let your leg drop while you hold the other leg. Hold it for 2 minutes and then switch legs.

This is an alternative way to stretch it if your back is in pain and you can’t get on the ground or lay on your bed. Sit with your supporting leg on a chair with the leg you are stretching behind you. 2 minutes then switch.

There are a couple more ways to stretch this one muscle but I am just going to leave you with these 2 stretches. They are probably the easiest ones to perform. If you have any questions email us call or text us at 682-200-9817 or visit us at www.hadlcenter.com to schedule online.

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Question of the Day: What is Bodywork?

Someone, that I do not know on Facebook, asked the question: what is bodywork? Hmm.. I have the general assumption that everyone I work with knows everything in my head. I guess I never thought to explain, “What is Bodywork?”

Many of my client’s have different names for what I do for them. Some are just flat out funny, “The Body Whisperer.” You know who you are. It is, at it’s core, Massage and Bodywork as specified through The National Board for Therapeutic Massage and BODYWORK is (see below).

Bodywork: Any of a number of therapeutic or simply relaxing practices that involve the manipulation, massage, or regimented movement of body parts. Examples include massage, craniosacral therapy, and Pilates. Bodywork may be used as an adjunct to medical treatment, or it may be prescribed as a form of physical therapy for certain conditions.

Basically, It’s massage + other stuff!

The Fundamental difference between a Massage Envy and or Spa Therapist and someone who does bodywork is that a Bodywork Professional has both a long term and short term objective for your body’s overall health.

You may come to us with an injury or headache or nagging back pain. We will assess you and in the short term try to make the initial problem better. You may need a few sessions for this or you may only need one. From there, we try to look deeper at other potential causes of your minor issues and correct those. Then, we try to get you on a maintenance program of stretching, exercise, and periodic massages to help identify potentially new problems that may arise. This type of massage is much more then the occasional, “I need a massage today.”

Hope this answers your question, if you had this question! If not, thank you for taking the time to read my little rant. See you soon!

Hadl Clinical Bodywork Fort Worth Texas 76107

682-200-9817