Articles of Interest
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The Magnificent Psoas
The Psoas muscle (pronounced so-az) is located in our central core and is the only muscle that connects our spine to our leg. This fascinating muscle has both biomechanical and biointelligent properties, meaning that it not only moves us around, but it also links our central nervous system to how we perceive our World. The Psoas is involved in every case of low back and hip pain, yet many people
Sciatica-Why You Have It and How You Can Prevent It
Any person who has suffered the painful symptoms of Sciatica can quickly tell you just how poor their quality of life can be at times. The common symptoms of Sciatica include pain which may travel from the low back and through the buttocks, and sometimes down the back of the thigh. The pain is caused by a compression of the sciatic nerve, and depending on where it is being pinched, the pain may even reach the foot area. Sciatica may be extremely debilitating for some, and less so for others.
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common sources of foot pain. The pain is caused by excessive strain or microtears in the plantar fascia, which is the long, dense ligament which extends from the heel to the base of the toes. The Plantar fascia is the foot’s main structural support, as it transfers weight from the heel to the toes and provides spring as we walk or run.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition in which the nerves and/or the blood supply to or from the arm becomes entrapped in the neck and shoulder area. Neurological symptoms include numbness, shooting pains, weakness, or tingling in the arm or hand. Vascular symptoms involve altered sensations caused by diminished blood flow to the arm, including swelling and discoloration.
"Stand Up Straight!!”
“Stand up straight!!” Someone in your past has probably barked that statement at you at some point. Good posture reflects a beautiful orchestra of the mind, body, and spirit. Not only do we look better, we actually feel better both physically and psychologically. I hope that this article leads you to understand why this is true and important.