Biographical information about Stephen O'Dwyer, CNMT, the site author of Lower-Back-Pain-Answers.com.
The iliopsoas is actually two muscles, the iliacus and the psoas, and is frequently overlooked in diagnosis as a source of lower back, hip, groin and leg pain.
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Iliopsoas Syndrome, the not well-understood dysfunction of the primary hip flexors, can be healed using the 4-phase system developed by Stephen O'Dwyer, CNMT.
Lower back and hip pain are often experienced simultaneously. Here are seven common but frequently overlooked causes at the root of the problem.
A twisted pelvis, also called pelvic torsion, is extremely common but often remains undiagnosed. It is caused by hip flexor dysfunction but can be corrected.
Hello Stephen, I'm so happy to have found your program, specifically the content about easing the iliacus. Iliopsoas advice is plentiful, which I have
Another question, if I have an anterior pelvic tilt will this only work once I fix it (anterior pelvic tilt) first??
When I try to do the self-massage portion (calming the muscle down) my side muscles are so tight that I have no power to sink and then turn. Is there
Is there a specific reason as to why each phase should be done one day at a time?
Love your approach to active stretch. My Right QL still is tighter than my left and occasionally flares after tennis or gardening. It will temporarily
Diaphragmatic breathing is essential in order for the back muscles to completely relax. A simple strategy to relieve lower back pain? Correct breathing.
Hi Stephen, Thanks for giving me hope for relief to my chronic pain as I had given up completely. I honestly think that you might be
Six effective hamstring stretches to improve performance, prevent injury and relieve lower back pain. Featuring Active Isolated Stretching.
I’m seeing some promising results for the first time in 5 years. The lunge correction is great. I’ve been told my gait disturbance is due to right Psoas
Lower back pain causes fall into three major categories: Musculoskeletal Causes, Pathological Causes, & Aggravating Factors.
Sensory Motor Amnesia is at work when your brain forgets how to relax your muscles. One result can be lower back pain. But somatic movement therapy can help.
The most comprehensive source of FREE stretching videos on the web, specifically designed to relieve lower back pain.
This stress relief meditation page provides several guided meditations including mindfulness of breathing, of the body, of emotions, and of thoughts.
Learning your stress level score is crucial to insuring both mental and physical health. The Stress Level Quiz throws light on all your stressors.