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How Modern Life Causes Iliopsoas Syndrome and How JANMI Therapy Can Help

Human Hip Anatomy

Hello, dear readers,


Today, I want to talk to you about a fascinating topic: how our evolution from apes to modern humans living in cities has impacted our bodies, particularly causing conditions like iliopsoas syndrome. As a theologian and physical therapist, I, Paulius, have developed JANMI therapy to help address these issues. Let’s explore this together.


From Forests to Skyscrapers: The Evolution of Human Habitats


Imagine our distant ancestors, the apes, swinging from trees and roaming freely in lush forests. Their bodies were perfectly adapted to this active lifestyle, which involved lots of climbing, running, and exploring. Fast forward millions of years, and here we are, humans living in bustling cities filled with skyscrapers, cars, and computers. This massive shift from natural habitats to urban environments has brought about significant changes in how we use our bodies.


One major change is the amount of time we spend sitting. Whether it’s at school, at work, or at home playing video games, we sit a lot. This sedentary lifestyle is very different from the active lives our ancestors led. Our bodies haven’t fully adapted to this new way of living, and as a result, we face what I call "disevolution"—conditions that arise because our bodies are mismatched to our modern environment.


Understanding Iliopsoas Syndrome


Iliopsoas syndrome is a perfect example of disevolution. The iliopsoas muscle, located near your hip, is crucial for standing, walking, and running. When you sit for long periods, this muscle can become tight or strained, leading to pain in your hip or lower back. This pain is what we call iliopsoas syndrome.


In our evolutionary past, our ancestors rarely sat for long periods. They were always on the move, which kept their muscles strong and flexible. But in today’s world, prolonged sitting puts constant pressure on the iliopsoas, causing it to become stiff and sore.


How JANMI Therapy Can Help


Recognising these modern-day challenges, I developed JANMI therapy—Jurasius' Approach to Neuromuscular Integration. My aim was to create a method that addresses these mismatch conditions effectively. JANMI therapy combines the best of sports massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release therapy to provide targeted tension and pain relief.


Sports Massage: This technique is like a gentle workout for your muscles. It helps improve blood flow, relaxes tight muscles, and reduces pain. By focusing on the iliopsoas muscle, sports massage can help it stretch and regain its flexibility.


Trigger Point Therapy: Sometimes, muscles develop tiny knots that cause pain. Trigger point therapy involves pressing on these knots to release them. By targeting the knots in the iliopsoas muscle, this therapy helps reduce pain and improve movement.


Myofascial Release Therapy: Think of this as giving your muscles a big, gentle hug. Myofascial release therapy involves stretching and moving the muscles and the tissues around them to make everything feel nice and loose. This technique helps the iliopsoas muscle relax, reducing pain and improving mobility.


Why I Created JANMI Therapy


As a theologian and physical therapist, I’ve always been fascinated by the connection between our bodies and our environments. I developed JANMI therapy to explore these mismatch conditions and offer people effective solutions for their pain and tension. My goal is to help you feel your best, despite the challenges of modern life.


If you or someone you know is experiencing pain from iliopsoas syndrome, I invite you to try JANMI therapy. Visit our website to learn more about how we can help you live a pain-free, active life.


Thank you for reading, and remember to keep moving and stretching to keep your muscles happy!


Best wishes,

Paulius

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