The psoas is chronically short compressing the spine

Psoas Got You Down?

Tight Psoas muscles compress and degenerate the lumbar spine.

I’d love to say that this muscle has a weird spelling but that it is otherwise harmless as the body’s main hip flexor.  Unfortunately, that is not the case.  Due to chronic sitting, slouching, and rounding it is common to find patients with extremely tight hip flexors.

This wouldn’t be a problem if the attachments where like other muscles, going from one fixed bone to another.  Nope, the psoas has to be complicated, traveling from each of the 5 lumbar spine vertebra traveling to the high and inside portion of the femur.  And to make matters worse it lives under the abdomen and GI tract.  Long story short, it is a complicated and concealed muscle.

Not to worry though, we have a solution for your tight hip flexors.  Enjoy this video and pay attention to the subtleties of the setup.  You won’t feel much until you get everything right… then you feel everything!

Good Luck and #keepmoving,

Dr.J