Strategies for Restoring the Low Back
For many therapists, treating low-back pain is the number-one issue for their patients. While there are likely a myriad of causes for this pain, the biggest factor is the iliopsoas muscle. When the iliopsoas muscle becomes contracted due to injuries, poor posture, extended stints of sitting, or even stress, it can alter the biomechanics of the pelvis and lumbar, thoracic, and even cervical vertebrae. Called the “hidden prankster” by authors Janet Travell and David Simons, this enigmatic muscle is the key to restoring power, ease and fluidity to not only the low back but also to the rest of the body.