Dr. Evan Osar

Dr. Evan Osar

About Evan Osar

Audiences around the world have heard Dr. Osar’s dynamic presentations. Dr. Evan Osar is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and functional movement. He has authored Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction, Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core, and Amazon #1 Best Sellers The Psoas Solution and The Pain-free Exercise Blueprint. He has developed the industry’s most advanced training certifications: Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor™ and Integrative Movement Specialist™. With his wife Jenice Mattek, he created the Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education™, an on-line educational resource for the health and fitness professional that specializes in working with the general and older adult populations.

Hip Solutions to Chronic Tight Hip Flexors and Weak Glutes

Chronic hip tightness, low back pain and poor posture are often attributed to a ‘tight’ psoas and ‘weak’ glutes. However, this concept is based upon industry myth rather than reality. During this session, you’ll discover how learning the anatomy of the psoas and glutes can be fun and more importantly, practical for your older client with tight hips as well as balance and walking issues. Additionally, you’ll learn how to best activate, lengthen, and strengthen both the hip flexors and glutes while improving posture and movement.

Objectives:

1. Describe the anatomy of the psoas and other hip flexors while demonstrating their impact upon posture and movement

2. Demonstrate how to assess for common suboptimal strategies that lead to tight, short hip flexors and weak glutes

3. Utilize the most effective strategy to improve hip flexor length, strengthen the glutes and improve performance

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