Find out what’s making news in the world of fitness and nutrition with this continuing education course. Learn about how a discrepancy in leg length may not be associated with inefficient movement patterns or low-back pain. Discover why our hunter-gather ancestors may not have expended any more energy than modern-day man does. Investigate the psoas, from anatomy and biomechanical function to how it affects alignment. Learn to modify exercise programming to decrease psoas-dominant activities while increasing effective psoas stretching and release. So much great information available in one course!
After reading these articles, you should be able to:
- Discuss the research studies and findings described in the Making News section.
- Explain the anatomy and biomechanical function of the psoas major and how it affects the position of the rib cage, spine and femur.
- Evaluate the length of the psoas major muscles using a simple alignment test.
- Modify exercise programming to decrease psoas-dominant activities while increasing effective psoas stretching and release.