The importance of the iliacus in healing from hip labrum surgery
Years ago, I personally injured my hip labrum in yoga and was forced to rehabilitate myself after hip labrum surgery. With this, I gained first-hand experience on the causes and process of this area, and the importance of the psoas and iliacus. After working as a Physical Therapist for decades, a pattern started to emerge.
Tightness in the iliacus caused by too much sitting, overuse in athletics, or being too flexible was causing problems all over the body. After mastering how to release the iliacus with my own hands for my clients, I went on a mission to develop a self-release tool so people everywhere could empower themselves and get rid of pain on their own. I tested dozens of existing tools but none of them could provide the right amount of pressure to the right spot.
Finally, a muscle-release tool for both the psoas and iliacus
Over the last few years, I have painstakingly tested many variations and have finally perfected the Hip Hook. It is the only tool that perfectly targets the iliacus muscle and releases tension the way only a professionally trained PT can. The iliacus and the psoas make up what is commonly called your "hip flexor." These 2 muscles have an important job, to connect the upper part of your body to the lower half!
Although these muscles are also responsible for flexing your hip (bringing it forward), their main job is to help hold your spine, pelvis, and hip together. The iliacus and psoas are called the iliopsoas together. They often time contract and stay knotted up when the body is either too mobile or if those muscles are overused. Because we need them to stabilize us, activities like sitting, running, biking, kicking, and weightlifting are common causes of tightness along with too much stretching like yoga and dance. As you can see, there are lots of reasons these muscles tighten and this tightness can cause pain in all kinds of places in the body.
I uncover these patterns in my bestselling book, Tight Hip Twisted Core - The Key to Unresolved Pain!
This is also why I designed the world's first tool designed specifically to release the iliacus muscle - The Hip Hook