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THE POWER OF THE ILIOPSOAS

True story – I was teaching my Releasing the Iliopsoas seminar several years ago in Baltimore. An occupational therapist approached me at lunch and told …

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Finding Your Body’s Mind

“The mind is like the wind; the body is like the sand. If you want to know which way the wind is blowing, watch the …

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Bodywork

Save Your Body!

Bodywork is hard on the body! Sounds almost like an oxymoron doesn’t it? Lower backs, arms, wrists, thumbs and feet can all scream for a …

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Bodywork

The Obstinate Pectoralis Minor

The obstinate pectoralis minor (PMI) can produce a hailstorm of problems throughout the body especially in the shoulders, arm, neck and respiration. Working with it …

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The Business Side of Massage Therapy

More clients (or money), please!

Here’s a great article from one of my favorite coaches, Jeanna Gabellini:Have you ever asked for a second helping at dinner? “More rice, please!” Yum! …

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Bodywork

Stabilizing the Core & the SI Joint – A Manual Therapy Approach

I’m developing a new course with my colleague, Tracy Firsching, entitled Stabilizing the Core & the SI Joint – A Manual Therapy Approach. The longer I …

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Bodywork

Retire Atilla The Thumb and go Muscle Swimming!

Do your hands and body hurt after working with clients? You are not alone. It’s time for all bodyworkers to work smarter, not harder with …

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Iliopsoas

Test for Short Iliopsoas

I have a new video up on You Tube showing an easy test for a short iliopsoas:Test for Short Psoas

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Quadratus Lumborum

The Quadratus Lumborum – A Wonder of a Muscle

The short, thick quadratus lumborum (QL) is a wonder of a muscle. While the iliopsoas initiates walking, the quadratus lumborum provides the powerful stability so …

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Bodywork

The Amazing Iliopsoas

I just got back from teaching my Releasing the Iliopsoas seminar in the northwest. A wise and wonderful midwife/massage therapist in Spokane told me two …

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Imagine getting better outcomes with your clients with low back pain!

The quadratus lumborum is a wonder of a muscle and one of the main stabilizers of the spine and pelvis. This article increases your understanding of this sturdy muscle gives you concrete techniques to work with it.
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