Essential Massage Technique for Low Back Pain

This video discusses a relatively unknown contributor to low back pain called the Psoas muscle (hip flexor). Julia Trainor, LMT demonstrates a highly effective soft tissue technique to remove adhesions of the Psoas muscle. The psoas originates on the lumbar spine and inserts on the lesser trochanter of the femur.

Low back pain can be generated from many different sources which may include:

*Facet joints

*Intervertebral discs


*Sacroiliac joints

*Weakened glutes

*Tight hamstrings

* Weakened abdominal muscles

As a massage therapist, it is very important that you analyze all of the related soft tissue structures of the lumbopelvic region in order to properly treat low back pain. The psoas muscles commonly referred to as the hip flexors can have a significant contribution to low back pain. Therefore it is essential that massage therapists evaluate the psoas or hip flexors in their overall assessment.

I hope you enjoy this video on massage technique for low back pain. Please feel free to contact us for additional information.

Essential Integrative Medicine has been providing care in South Tampa since 2001. Our team approach of medical doctors, chiropractic physicians and therapists provide thorough and holistic care to patients injured in auto and car accidents in Tampa and to those with general musculoskeletal pain.

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Whether you've been hurt in an auto accident in Tampa or suffer from pain, Essential Integrative Medicine offers a team of medical physician, chiropractic physicians and therapists all under one roof! Our philosophical approach is that no two injuries from a car accident are the same. That's why we use an team approach to help evaluate and treat your auto accident injuries.

If you've been hurt in an auto or car accident in south Tampa, call us immediately. 813-253-0711

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If you've been hurt in an auto or car accident, finding the best personal injury doctor or chiropractor in Tampa is one of your most important decisions. Here are some suggestions to help you find the best personal injury doctor or clinic in Tampa for your auto accident injuries.

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Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 5 hurricane and considered one of the most powerful storms in recorded history. It's current track will have an effect on Florida. It is important that you have a thorough plan to keep your family safe. Here are some important items for your hurricane supply kit.


*Battery operated radio

*Battery operated lanterns

*Batteries in different sizes


*First aid kit

*Duct tape

*Rain gear


*Fire extinguisher


*Can Opener

* Clean Clothes

*Extra blankets and pillows


*Bottled water (1 gallon per person per day)

*Bottled juice

*Two Coolers (1 for drinks 1 for food)

*Canned foods

*Manual can opener

*Dry pet food

Medical needs

*Medic alert tags

*Insect repellent sprays

*Feminine hygiene items



*First aid kit

*Prescription medication

*Over the counter medication


*Adhesive tape

*Antiseptic tape



*Remove outdoor items

*Trim dead branches from trees

*Board up windows

*Fill gas tanks and extra containers

*Get extra cash

*Move furniture away from windows

*Store important documents in waterproof containers

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If you have been injured in an auto accident in Tampa, you most likely will have many questions.

*Who will pay for my car?

*Who will pay for my medical bills?

*What are my injuries?

*Are my injuries permanent?

*What happens if I miss time from work when I'm injured?

*Who is the best chiropractor in Tampa for auto injuries?

*Who is the best doctor and clinic in Tampa for auto injuries?

*What is PIP insurance in Florida?

*Do I need a lawyer? And who is the best lawyer and attorney in Tampa for personal injury?

*If I am permanently injured, how much will be my personal injury settlement?

Finding the answers to most of these questions will make your recovery much easier. It is difficult enough to have to deal with recovering from your injuries. It is much more difficult when you have to worry about your bills and financial strain.

Essential Integrative Medicine has provided experienced care for auto accident injuries in Tampa for over 16 years. Our clinic has worked with some of the best personal injury lawyers and attorneys in Tampa to provide timely care and thorough medical documentation. Here are some the best qualities we offer as chiropractors and medical doctors treating auto injuries in Tampa:

*Immediate appointments so you don't have to wait

*Extended hours to suit your busy lifestyle

*Chiropractic care

*Medical care

*Massage therapists

*Physical therapy in house

*Conveniently located in South Tampa but accessible by major highways and roads

*Personalized care

*We can work with your personal injury lawyer or attorney to provide thorough documentation

Please remember that in the Florida law states you have 14 days to receive care or you may lose up to $10,000 in PIP coverage. If you have been hurt or injured in an auto accident in Tampa, please call us immediately at 813-253-0711

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Have you ever wondered why you get a stuffy nose while laying face down during a massage? It is because your therapist is pushing a lot of fluids and toxins throughout your body while treating you. These toxins are looking for a way out of the body and the sinus cavities are an excellent avenue for this process, especially while laying face down. That is also why it is so important to drink a lot of water before and after a massage to flush out these built up toxins.This stuffy feeling usually goes away soon after you flip to your back, but here are some other tips that may help...-Certain essential oils, such as peppermint, menthol and eucalyptus are known to act as decongestants. Your therapist may plac...

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Do you suffer from low testosterone?

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