In a previous article we explored using a Physical Therapy Roll for working on the upper back. A firm closed cell foam cylinder, the physical therapy roll can be used for a variety of self-care exercises. If you don’t have one you can take a blanket and roll it up into a cylinder at least 6 inches in diameter and as wide as your body. If you choose to use a blanket be sure to roll it up tightly so that it won’t compress much. In this issue we will use the same tool to work on the abdomen and particularly the Psoas muscle.
Remember that self-care does not take the place of professional health care. Be sure to consult a Physician or Chiropractor if you are in pain or suspect that you have an injury.