The Back Pain Liberation Podcast - Muscle Knots (Part 2 of 3)

Christine recently was featured on The Back Pain Liberation Podcast with Iain Barker discussing muscle knots -- what they are, how they contribute to pain, and how to address them.

Show Notes:

Muscle Knots

Muscle knots are a common causes of tight muscles. So says long time physical therapist and author of Tight Hip, Twisted Core: The Key To Unresolved Pain, Christine Koth. In today’s episode, she explains what a muscle knot actually is, as well as how to treat tight muscles.

Pregnancy & Back Pain

Christine explains how very flexible people can suffer from joint instability. Hyper mobility can be a cause of back pain for this reason. The high levels of the hormone relaxin found during pregnancy cause ligaments to relax. Joints become looser and less stable. This is a common cause pregnancy back pain, specifically SI joint and tail bone problems.

Anterior Pelvic Tilt Test

We talk about anterior pelvic tilt as a common cause of chronic back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Christine explains the procedure for an anterior pelvic tilt test that you can do yourself.

Click here for the podcast link on Iain's website!

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