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welcome to Ortho-Bionomy with Tracy. I'm Tracy. I had some requests to show how to
relieve pain in the thigh.
Since I didn't ask specific information, whether it was for the
quadracepts on the front of the leg
hamstrings on the back or for the illiotibial band
I'm going to show you something that will work for any of these areas.
Basically with Ortho-Bionomy what we try to do is find
a position of most comfort. So if you have a tight
spot in the thigh, we use the middle finger for
monitoring and for working because you don't add as much pressure
using the middle finger and you can feel pulses
of the clients you're working on rather than your own heartbeat.
So if you know where in the thigh there is a tight spot
put your middle finger in the middle if that
muscle and then you're going to very gently
check a direction to see which way it moves more comfortably.
For example on the thigh, I would check moving toward
the knee or moving toward the hip. When I find
the position that is more comfortable, I'm going to hold it in that position
for me at this point it is more comfortable moving toward my body. So I'm going to do
it with my body
I'm gonna hold it for 10 to 20 seconds
or until I feel that the muscle has released.
I'll go back to the center,
and then I will recheck that position, moving
toward the knee and toward the hip again to see if there has been any change.
You can also go sideways.
to the right and to the left. So I can check to the right
and to the left. At this particular point it is much more comfortable
if I move to my right. So I'm going to move outward,
and again you hold it for that ten to thirty seconds.
or until you feel the muscle pulling you back
from where you are. Then you recheck
the two directions. Inward
and outward to see if they have balanced. You can also do them in
diagonals. So I will do outward toward the knee
and toward the right, and inward
toward the left. Those
feel pretty even, I'm going to check the other direction,
inward to the left and
and outward to the right. Both of those
also feel pretty even. I'm going to go back and check that first position I had
where I went
toward the knee and toward the hip and see if everything
feels pretty even. And it does.
So you can do that on outside on the quads, you can also do that
on any part of the leg, lets say you have a tight spot here
I'm going to find the point. I'm going to move upward and downward
checking to see which way has the most freedom or
most comfort. For me moving upward
is more comfortable. Move in the
direction of comfort. Hold for that ten to thirty-seconds
let go, and recheck the position. So I'm going to check
down and up again to see if it has changed. I can also go
toward the front of my body and toward the back of my body.
posterior and anterior
Find the position that's most comfortable, and hold it there
for the 10 to thirty-seconds. Recheck
the movement. You can also do the diagonals
like we did before
and that's how you would check
anything that happened with the thigh, the quads,
the hamstrings, illio-tibial band. You can also use this technique
on any other also muscle you feel tightness. So for example if it was the
or if it was in the upper or lower arm you can use this technique