If you experience pain that has no clear explanation, it may be because the cause is hidden from view...
The most distressing thing I hear from patients experiencing "unexplained" pain is not what they say about their symptoms, but too often what they tell me their doctor said.
When an X-ray or MRI or CAT scan comes back normal and no clear diagnosis can be made, my clients too often report feeling kind of dismissed, as if the pain is all in their head.
But if pain is being caused by something outside a doctor's training, it makes sense they can't diagnosis it, right?
Despite great advances in medicine in the last hundred years, medical school training in the musculoskeletal system is still very lacking.
But it is in the musculoskeletal system where we find answers to numerous problems, including a high percentage of cases of "unexplained" pain.
Such is the case with a very pervasive yet not
well understood problem involving the primary hip flexors -- the iliopsoas muscle.
Dysfunction in this muscle can cause a condition called Iliopsoas Syndrome which can be responsible for a bewildering array of symptoms.
Because Iliopsoas Syndrome can't be detected by an X-ray, MRI or CAT scan, this syndrome remains "hidden" from view. Unless you know what to look for.
I'm Stephen O'Dwyer -- Neuromuscular Therapist, bodywork instructor and health educator -- and for 30 years my entire focus has been treating, researching and teaching about musculoskeletal pain.
Because a high percentage of my patients suffer from Iliopsoas Syndrome, I developed a very specific methodology to address this problem.
This methodology has been so successful in bringing relief for my patients that I created a complete self-treatment program which is now available to the public...
Healing the Hidden Root of Pain
Self-Treatment for Iliopsoas Syndrome
Healing the Hidden Root of Pain: Self-Treatment for Iliopsoas Syndrome is a unique 4-phase system for treating the chronic muscular condition known as Iliopsoas Syndrome. This system mirrors the progression utilized by the instructor, Stephen O'Dwyer, CNMT, when working with his own clients to relieve Iliopsoas Syndrome. By following the protocol laid out in this system, you have a coherent and effective strategy for relieving this problem yourself.
This course utilizes a proprietary 4-phase system specifically designed to relieve Iliopsoas Syndrome
Phase 1 - calm
In PHASE 1 we prepare the iliopsoas by calming the muscle utilizing very specific self-massage techniques. This readies the muscle for the movement and activation to follow.
PHASE 2 - REAWAKEN
In PHASE 2 we reawaken the iliopsoas, lower back and pelvis with diaphragmatic breathing and gentle Somatic Movement.
PHASE 3 - RESTORE
In PHASE 3 we restore length and flexibility to the iliopsoas and its synergists using the Active Isolated Stretching.
PHASE 4 - activate
In PHASE 4 we activate both the core muscles and also the antagonists of the iliopsoas in order to take full advantage of reciprocal inhibition.
About Stephen O'Dwyer, CNMT
Stephen O’Dwyer, Neuromuscular Therapist, has been helping individuals find significant and often permanent relief for chronic and recurring musculoskeletal pain since 1990.
After practicing in San Francisco for ten years, he returned to his college hometown, Burlington, Vermont to found Neuromuscular Therapy of Vermont, where he's practiced since 2000. In 2015, he opened a second office in Norwich, Vermont.
Stephen trained in a variety of therapy methods including Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Bodywork, Somatic Movement Education, Craniosacral Therapy and Active Isolated Stretching. He has spent many years developing an integrated methodology for pain relief.
He has served as an assistant instructor for the St. John Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars and as associate faculty at the Touchstone Healing Arts School of Massage in Burlington, Vermont. In addition, Stephen has taught advanced technique classes for massage therapists and other health practitioners interested in increasing their clinical skill in treating chronic pain.
With the shutdown of his private practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he turned his full attention toward the development of a new learning platform, Relieving That Pain Online Courses.
What customers are saying...
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Pain Cycle Broken...
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I've had hip, neck, shoulder pain for so long. This past year I've gone to massage therapists, acupuncturists, etc. Healing the Hidden Root of Pain is absolutely fantastic and has helped me more than everything else I've tried. Very simple stretches. Really Great! All to do with the psoas. I've tried other exercises and stretches for the psoas, but his really work!
The 4 Phases of Relief
PHASE 1: Self-Massage for the Iliopsoas
We begin self-massage of iliopsoas for several reasons. First and foremost, we want to calm the muscle down, reducing whatever spasm might exist. When overworked, muscles can become ischemic (reduced blood flow) and can also develop myofascial trigger points resulting in referred pain.
Referred pain can explain numerous mysterious symptoms, and direct manual treatment is an effective strategy to begin to lift them. Very few therapists know how to properly treat the iliopsoas. In this phase, you learn the exact step by step method I use to treat patients.
PHASE 2: Diaphragmatic Breathing and Somatic Movement
Proper diaphragmatic breathing is one to the most overlooked tools we have to improve blood flow to the iliopsoas muscle, a critical step in relieving the pain caused by dysfunction in this muscle.
Somatic Movement is a slow and gentle type of mobilization that encourages focus on the internal sensation of the movement. When muscles become locked or when they go into spasm we can lose our ability to relax these muscles. Somatic Movement aims to reawaken this muscular control.
PHASE 3: Active Isolated Stretching
In this phase we restore length and flexibility to the iliopsoas and its synergists using the easy to do but powerfully effective method of Active Isolated Stretching. This method takes the place of static stretching in which we hold stretches for an extended period of time. By substituting a repeated 2-second stretch for a static hold, Active Isolated Stretching does not trigger the protective stretch reflex, a phenomenon in which a muscle braces against the stretch.
This method of stretching is not only easy to do but also more enjoyable because it replaces the struggle often associated with stretching. Instead of holding a stretch for twenty seconds or thirty seconds or longer, we perform a set number of repetitions which allows for a gradual lengthening of muscle tissue without causing strain.
PHASE 4: Toning and Strengthening
We conclude with toning and strengthening of the core muscles and also the antagonists of the iliopsoas which often become weak as a consequence of Iliopsoas Syndrome. By gently activating core and antagonist muscles, we take advantage of a phenomenon called reciprocal inhibition.
For example, when the antagonist of the iliopsoas, the gluteus maximus, has proper tone and strength, the iliopsoas cannot easily clamp down and become tight again. Proper toning and strengthening is essential in order to restore reciprocal muscular balance and achieve lasting pain relief.
Relieving That Pain Online Courses
Relieving That Pain Online Courses is a learning platform dedicated to detailed instruction and actionable tools of self-care for individuals seeking help with pain for which the diagnosis has been vague or inconclusive.
Drawing on 30 years of clinical practice helping thousands of individuals gain relief for chronic pain, the platform's founder, Stephen O'Dwyer, CNMT, has developed a complete methodology for identifying and resolving mysterious and stubborn pain symptoms.
With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and the closure of his in-person private practice in March 2020, Stephen turned his full attention to the development of online course work in order to bring his innovative pain relief methods to a much wider audience.
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SELF-TREATMENT FOR ILIOPSOAS SYNDROME
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If you are not 100% satisfied with the value and benefits of Healing the Hidden Root of Pain we will be happy to refund your purchase within 30 days, no questions asked.
What have you got to lose but mysterious symptoms and "unexplained" pain!
The only sure way is to treat the iliopsoas and then see if symptoms resolve. That's why there's a 30-day money back guarantee. During this time, the efficacy of the program can be tested.
There are certain movements which are contraindicated with a hip replacement including hip flexion beyond 90° and the knee moving past the midline of the body. Neither of these movements are included in this program but it's always highly recommended to check with your physician or surgeon to confirm permitted movements.
One cycle of this program can be completed in four days when performing one phase per day, as recommended when first doing the program. But to see the greatest benefits it's highly recommended to perform several cycles and then to incorporate the most beneficial movements into your daily regime.
The Stretching Blueprint replaces of PHASE 3 in this program. So PHASES 1, 2 and 4 can be used in conjunction with Your Stretching Blueprint.
Relieve Iliopsoas Syndrome in the comfort of your own home.
Using this gentle, easy to do 4-Phase system.
healing the hidden Root of Pain
SELF-TREATMENT FOR ILIOPSOAS SYNDROME
I invite you to join me so I can help you to feel better now!
I'm proud to be able to offer this course to you. To date, it stands alone as the only course available anywhere that addresses Iliopsoas Syndrome. I sincerely hope you will be among those I'm able to reach with the courses on this platform, and most importantly that you benefit from the work I've devoted my life to. Wishing you well!