Archive for Iliopsoas

Test for Short Iliopsoas

I have a new video up on You Tube showing an easy test for a short iliopsoas:
Test for Short Psoas

The Amazing Iliopsoas

I just got back from teaching my Releasing the Iliopsoas seminar in the northwest. A wise and wonderful midwife/massage therapist in Spokane told me two facts about the iliopsoas that I did not know:

1. It’s the first muscle that forms in the human fetus

2. When a woman is giving birth the iliopsoas helps to push the baby out.

I love the elegance of that!

New Book – The Core of the Matter: Releasing the Iliopsoas and Quadratus Lumborum

My new book, The Core of the Matter: Releasing the Iliopsoas and Quadratus Lumborum is almost here.
This book gives you the tools and strategies to restore power, ease, and fluidity to the low back and pelvis. When these muscles becomes unable to perform their stabilizing duties due to injuries, poor posture, extended stints of sitting, or stress, they can alter the biomechanics of the pelvis and lumbar, thoracic and even cervical vertebrae. Discover gentle, effective, and new deep tissue protocols for releasing these muscles using Peggy’s original and innovative Muscle Swimming approach.

“If you are a results oriented practitioner, this is the book for you. Ms. Lamb has once again masterfully condensed the broad field of somatic work into its most effective distillate.  She provides wonderful clarity and insight into an often little understood anatomy of this area of the body.” Tracy Firsching, LMT