ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio Blog

September 25, 2023

Is Pilates the answer for ending chronic pain for good?

Does chronic pain affect your daily life? If so, you aren’t alone. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 adults […]
September 19, 2023

3 Ways Pilates is Great for Fibromyalgia

Pilates is a low-impact, mind-body exercise that helps build core muscles, flexibility, balance, and conditioning. The method is easily adapted to each individual, from the absolute […]
September 11, 2023

Soft Tissue Mobilization Aids Movement

Feeling tight or stiff? Having some trouble moving around? Soft tissue mobilization might be the answer. One of the tools used by physical therapists at ProHealth […]
August 21, 2023

Women’s Self Defense Class on September 7 at ProHealth

Women looking to learn self-defense have a great opportunity to take advantage of an event organized especially for them at ProHealth Physical Therapy And Pilates Studio […]
August 18, 2023

What is Dry Needling? How does it work?

Despite people’s aversion to needles being poked into their skin – or, in many cases, downright fear – there is no denying the benefits from injections […]
August 8, 2023

Can Pilates boost your self-confidence?

Do you long to feel more confident? Self-assurance is grounded in various elements, including our physical well-being. Confidence doesn’t rely on sleekly toned abs or an […]
August 8, 2023

3 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Are you looking for ways to give your immune system a boost? Immunity is something that affects us all. It plays a vital role in helping […]
July 18, 2023

What is mobility and why is it so important?

Mobility is often overlooked when thinking about physical health, yet it impacts nearly every part of our daily lives. What exactly is mobility? Is it the […]
July 17, 2023

Exploring the Impact of Manual Therapy: Enhancing Movement and Restoring Function

Introduction: Physical therapy encompasses a range of treatments aimed at improving physical well-being, and among these approaches is the practice of manual therapy. In this article, […]
July 14, 2023

How you can get strong with Pilates

Pilates is well known as a popular mind-body exercise. Often thought of as a means to gain flexibility and lean limbs. But how does it par […]
September 10, 2020

Psoas, so what?: What is the deal with the psoas and why is it important?

You may be saying, “What is the psoas anyway?”

For many of us, psoas (pronounced “so-as”) a completely foreign term to our ears or eyes. For some of us, we know this word better as “hip-flexor.” Without getting too complicated, the psoas is a muscle which helps to bring the leg toward the torso (hip flexion) or vice versa. It also plays a roll in some side bending of the spine (lateral flexion). To be a little more complicated, the psoas is composed of the psoas major and minor (fun fact: the psoas minor only exists in a certain percentage of people). Major attaches from the lower lumbar (low back) spine through the pelvis, to the inner portion of the leg bones. It is the deepest muscle in the core and the only muscle that attaches the spine or torso to the legs directly.

Functionally, the psoas plays a major role in the position of the body in seated, walking, and even in standing.