Anterior Pelvic Tilt – Tips from Gary!

Anterior Pelvic Tilt
 
Anterior pelvic tilt (sometimes called lower crossed syndrome or hyper sway-back) is a very common postural distortion pattern. This is commonly due to being in a seated position for a long time. With the right treatment plan this can be corrected. Overactive muscles need to be stretched and under-active muscle need to be strengthened.

 

To keep things simple:

 

These muscles need to be stretched:
  • Iliopsoas  (hip flexors)
  • Rectus femoris  (quads)
  • Tensor fascia latae
  • Short adductors
  • Erector spinae
  • Gastrocnemius (calves)
These need to be strengthened:
  • Gluteus maximus, medius
  • Hamstrings
  • Transvers abdominus (abdominals)
  • Anterior and posterior tibialis (muscles surrounding the shin)
This condition left untreated could lead to other issues such as back pain. We have a team of professionals here that can help. Dr. Whipple, Tara (massage) and I deal with these conditions all the time. If you have questions on APT or any other postural conditions please let us know.

 

Yours in health,
Gary Shelly
Polo Club Health Coach
512-656-4800