View Full Version : Psoas muscle

03-12-2011, 02:15 PM
Ok so I have been reading about this a lot.
Could this be an issue in getting scoliosis? This muscle is one of the thickest one in our body and it connects the lower part of the spine with the thigh and if it contracts and becomes tight it will elevate the hips causing hip imbalance and it will contract the low lumbar spine and make it pull outwards causing to have the curve.

Has anyone been reading about this??????????? can someone help out here?

03-12-2011, 06:30 PM
I have a massage therapist (whom I love love love) and she works my psoas fairly often. As for any impact on scoli, I don't know, but the relief post-work is awesome when I'm having a spasm there.

03-12-2011, 09:55 PM
Google Liz Koch. She has published a book and a CD all about the psoas and the connection to scoliosis. She also claims that she was able to reduce her scoliosis by releasing her psoas. Whether or not that's true she makes some pretty interesting points about the role of the psoas.

03-15-2011, 05:44 PM
It's certainly possible that it plays a role in some way. It plays a role in other orthopedic issues from the low back down to the ankle.