The Vital Psoas Muscle
"Full-color alternative approach to understanding and balancing the most important skeletal muscle in the body, aimed at the layperson as well as the professional body practitioner concerned with core strengthening and psoas-related back, hip, knee, and pelvic tension issues"--Provided by publisher.
The Psoas Book
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The Vital Glutes
In The Vital Glutes, author and respected bodywork specialist John Gibbons looks at one of the most neglected areas of the body: the gluteal muscles. He takes readers on a fascinating journey of enlightenment, teaching us to recognize pain and dysfunctional patterns that arise from the gluteal muscles. Gibbons addresses such questions as: Why do the gluteals potentially cause pain and dysfunction in distant sites of the body? How does the gait pattern contribute to pain and dysfunction? And, how can the application of gluteal-specific Muscle Energy Techniques aid full-body well-being? In addition, he provides step-by-step techniques to identify and correct a number of impaired patterns as well as functional gluteal exercises that promote recovery. With full color photographs and illustrations, the book demonstrates how to perform functional assessment testing for the muscles of posture that can become chronically tight—a principal causative factor in dysfunctional glutes. Therapeutic techniques, including gluteal exercises, show how to correct dysfunction and reduce pain. This book will be of great value to physical therapists, athletes, and anyone interested in bodywork. Table of Contents 1. Putting the Maximus Back into Gluteus Maximus 2. Muscle Imbalance and the Myofascial Slings 3. The Glutes and the Gait Cycle 4. Leg length discrepancy (LLD), Over-Pronation and its effect on the Glutes 5. Functional Anatomy of the Gluteus Maximus (Gmax) 6. Functional Anatomy of the Gluteus Medius (Gmed) 7. Muscle Energy Techniques 8. The Antagonistic Cause - the Vital Psoas, Rectus Femoris and Adductors 9. Gmax and Gmed Causing Knee and Ankle Pain 10. Gmax and Gmed Causing Lumbar Spine Pain 11. Differential Diagnosis of Weakness Inhibition of the Glutes 12. Gmax and Gmed Control Exercises
Psoas Strength and Flexibility
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO PREVENTING BACK AND HIP INJURIES BY STRENGTHENING THE MUSCLE GROUP CONNECTING YOUR UPPER AND LOWER BODY Connecting the lower spine to the hips and legs, a strong and flexible psoas muscle is vital for everyday movements like walking, bending and reaching, as well as athletic endeavors like jumping for a ball, holding a yoga pose and swinging a golf club. With targeted information and exercises, this book’s step-by-step program guarantees you’ll transforms this vulnerable muscle, including: •Develop a powerful core •End back pain •Increase range of motion •Improve posture •Prevent strains and injuries Packed with 100s of step-by-step photos and clear, concise instructions, Psoas Strength and Flexibility features workouts for toning the muscle as well as rehabbing from injury. And each program is based on simple matwork exercises that require minimal or no equipment.
The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy
The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy is the definitive guide to the study of yoga anatomy--a perfect companion book for any yoga teacher or practitioner seeking to understand the biomechanics of the body as it applies to yoga practice. The book is visually designed in quick reference format to offer useful information about the main skeletal muscles that are central to yoga, with asanas to demonstrate the particular muscles and muscle groups. Over 230 full color illustrations detail each muscle's origin, insertion, and action in order to clearly reveal how the muscles come into play in the movements and postures of yoga. Knowledge of yoga anatomy is paramount to the ability to teach or practice with no injury to oneself or others. With this foundation in place, it is possible to focus on the spiritual element of yoga as well as the physical. Yoga is a union of the two, so where appropriate, the more profound side of the practice is mentioned as it relates to the body. The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy illustrates the form and function of the muscles first, then interlays the muscles into the yoga posture for full understanding in a clear and integrated way, explaining the technique of the asanas, as well as other important aspects of yoga: pranayamas, the bandhas, and chakras. Table of Contents About This Book 1 Anatomical Orientation 2 Muscles of Respiration 3 Muscles of the Face and Neck 4 Muscles of the Spine 5 The Deep Core and Pelvic Floor 6 Muscles of the Shoulder and Upper Arm 7 Muscles of the Forearm and Hand 8 Muscles of the Hip 9 Muscles of the Knee 10 Muscles of the Ankle/Foot Resources General Index Index of Muscles From the Trade Paperback edition.
"A guide to Core Awareness, an innovative body-oriented approach developed by somatic educator Liz Koch to enhance sensory development and cultivate an innate capacity for expressive movement"--
The Permanent Pain Cure
Are you taking medication or considering surgery because of pain? Have you lived with low-level muscle or joint pain for years? Imagine your life today without pain. Imagine you hold the key to eliminating any future pain. Find it inside this book: a groundbreaking drug- and surgery-free healing plan from master pain therapist Ming Chew. The Ming Method includes: Total pain relief with no drugs, no side effects, no surgery Fifteen-minute therapy sessions you can perform in your living room Self-diagnosis techniques to tailor treatment to your individual pain The proper hydration and supplementation for optimum health For twenty years, master pain therapist Ming Chew has treated scores of patients with his method. It doesn't mask or “manage” your pain. Unlike traditional medicine, it works by targeting the fascia, a poorly understood connective tissue, to permanently fix your underlying problem, not just mask symptoms. Hydrating, supplementing, and stretching and strengthening the fascia are the keys to The Permanent Pain Cure. The best part? A typical therapy session lasts only fifteen minutes and can be done in your living room. Try the Ming Method yourself and reclaim your quality of life, your freedom of movement, your joy--and do it in as little as fifteen minutes a day. Your pain-free life begins today!
Psoas Release Party
Your psoas muscle is the main hip flexor of the body and the main engine of walking. It is essentially responsible for holding us upright while standing. This book will teach you all you need to know about your psoas and more. We believe that knowing how your body works is the first step to relieving chronic aches and pains. Issues with the psoas can lead to any number of problems throughout your body-both physical and emotional. Lower back pain and other joint discomfort as well as disturbances to the nervous system can be linked to the psoas. This slim volume will teach you about the Psoas and its core function within the body as well as how to release the psoas muscle for immediate relief from chronic pain.
NeuroKinetic Therapy is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked. This compensation pattern can create pain or tightness. By applying light pressure that the client then resists, the practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness of each muscle, revealing the sources of injury and retraining the client’s body to remove the compensation patterns—reprogramming the body at the neural level.This easy-to-follow practitioner’s manual presents a series of muscle tests specially designed to uncover and resolve compensation patterns in the body. Author David Weinstock begins by explaining how this approach stimulates the body and mind to resolve pain. Organized anatomically, each section of the book includes clear photographs demonstrating correct positioning of the muscle accompanied by concise explanations and instructions. Labeled anatomical illustrations appear at the end of each section showing the relationships between the muscles and muscle groups. This essential resource is especially useful for physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedists, and massage therapists looking for new ways to treat underlying causes of pain.
The Psoas Solution
The first book to comprehensively discuss the function of the psoas in posture, movement, and exercise, The Psoas Solution identifies the functional anatomy, biomechanics, and motor control of the psoas and its role in core and hip stabilization. Integrating research with clinical experience, Evan Osar identifies the psoas's role on the hip, pelvis, and low back and demonstrates how to incorporate the psoas into functional movement patterns including squatting, lunging, and bending. The Psoas Solution includes corrective and functional exercise progressions for improving and integrating the psoas into daily activities. Health and fitness professionals will find this a valuable resource full of applicable strategies and exercises to incorporate into current rehabilitation or training programs. Abundantly illustrated with full-color images throughout, this book also provides most complete review on the relevant research on the psoas available. For years the psoas has been a muscle mired in controversy. It has been linked to common postural and movement dysfunction including anterior pelvic tilt, hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine, and low back pain. Strategies to improve posture and reduce pain have primarily involved stretching the psoas and strengthening its antagonist, the glutes. However, recent clinical research has revealed that the psoas is much more than a simple hip flexor and plays an integral role in both posture and movement. This professional treatment manual for health care practitioners and students gives an overview of the ways that non-optimal use of the psoas can affect breathing, posture, and movement. It outlines specific treatment strategies that enable patients to develop awareness and utilization of the psoas muscle to achieve three-dimensional breathing and improve balance and body mechanics.