The recent Pain Free Pec Minor Release was so popular, I thought I would repost this technique as you may have missed it last year when I posted it, or you may need a review.
Let's be clear, you are no where near the psoas when doing a release. I am just targeting the area around and above, and am very general to release lower quarter tone anteriorly, that's about it.
Why you should use this
- it doesn't hurt
- it rapidly improves hip and lumbar motion
- if a patient needs sidegliding in standing for an ipsilateral LQ issue, but is unable to move without discomfort
- supine, in hooklying
- at least the involved LE needs to be bent at the hip and knee
- standing on the involved side
- use either the pads of digits 3-4 of both hands or even easier, an EDGE Mobility Ball (any ball will do)
- assess resistance to A/P pressure lateral to the umbilicus on one side versus the other
- the side with increased resistance is the side you should treat
- lightly apply A/P pressure, it SHOULD NOT cause any pain
- at the point of resistance that is highest, have the patient complete 3-5 diaphragmatic breaths
- make sure they exhale fully
- the exhalation will help reduce tone autonomically
- re-test the limited hip and/or lumbar motion
Keeping it Eclectic and hopefully making it easier on patients worldwide....