The Thinking Practitioner

48: Psoas Work: Is it Safe? Is it Necessary? (Hip Jam rebroadcast)

September 22, 2021

In honor of the upcoming Hip Jam, Whitney and Til discuss the controversies, disagreements, considerations, and their own views on the infamous psoas muscle in manual therapy and massage in this "Greatest Hits" rebroadcast of ep25. Download the handout with detailed episode notes, techniques and tests, and a special chapter from Til’s book from, plus check out the Hip Jam at

Topics include: 

  • Psoas: Holy Grail muscle, or wholly irrelevant? 
  • Psoas and back pain, leg length, etc.; 
  • Safety considerations; 
  • What Til and Whitney actually do (and don’t do) in practice. 

Get the full transcript and handout at Til or Whitney's sites! 

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(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

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