Tag: lower back pain

  • The Importance of SI Joint Function

    The Importance of SI Joint Function

    What is the SI Joint? The sacroiliac joint or SI joint is the joint that connects the sacrum with the pelvis and is located on each side of the lower spine. Ref. 1 The SI joint’s main job is shock absorption.  It does this by transferring the forces of the upper body to the lower…

  • Kinesio Tape for Athletes: A Help, or Just Hype?

    Edited to add by Phila Massages (2015): Due to the limited scientific evidence supporting its efficacy, Phila Massages no longer offers Kinesiotaping as a service.  Phila massages strives to be science-based and always tries to stay on top of current scientific findings for your safety and to maximize the results of our sessions! What does…

  • An overview of lower back pain

    An overview of lower back pain

      Although we specialize in athletic massage, many people, including athletes, come to our massage practice complaining of lower back pains. Indeed, it is estimated that 80% of people suffer from lower back pain at some point in their life [1]. The majority of these sufferers are between 30 and 59 years old. There are…