Jogging & Running/Psoas

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Hi Nick. I have cut down on my mileage this season. My body just does not want to run 6 milers anymore. Sometimes even 3 becomes a chore. Any suggestions for loosening the Psoas? It is tightness on the front of the hip and Quad that has been limiting me.

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Len, Obviously stretching is imporant. It's important to stretch at least 2 or 3 different types of ways. Sometimes hold it for 1-3 mins straight. Sometimes only hold it only a couple seconds and do several of them in a row. Stretch some prior to running, but most of it should be performed after running. Foam rolling is also benficial. It can also be beneficial to see a massage therapist, physical therapist, or acupuncturist.

Let me know if you have questions regarding these recommendations and as always never hesitate to ask further questions.  

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Nick Rainey

Expertise

I can answer questions about pain and training program. If there is a question about running that I don't know then I'll do some research and make sure I provide you with an answer.

Experience

I'm a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I'm a track and cross country coach. I train clients throughout the year. I've helped prepare athletes for their NFL Pro Days. I've written articles on running. Finally, those that I work with have less pain and run faster.

Organizations
American Physical Therapy Association- Sports Section

Publications
The 6 Week Workout Program- I'm the author of this book Research Made Simple for Physical Therapists- I'm the author of this Kindle book

Education/Credentials
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy BS in Exercise Science NSCA- CSCS and CPT USA Weightlifting Level I NPI- Certified Posture Specialist Total Motion Release Level II Certified Dry Needling

Awards and Honors
National Posture Institute's International Perfect Posture of the Year Award 2011 Clinical Excellence Award- Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Aegis Therapies Scholarship recipient

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