Psoas Release - The psoas muscle is a critical core hip flexor that can be intimately involved with low back and hip pain. This technique combines active release with a myofascial stretch to effectively relax this hard-to-reach muscle.
This work is indicated in cases involving glute dysfunction such as sciatica and SI joint displacement because glutes are extensors (the opposite of the flexors). Sitting for long periods of time (shortening) or over using the psoas by running or biking can cause trigger points to develop in these bilateral muscles. Referred pain typically goes to the low back or thigh.