Anterior Pelvic Tilt

August 29, 2018

Lower back pain? Reoccurring hamstring strains and tightness? The problem might be somewhere else! 


Sitting and performing tasks with poor posture for extended periods of time lead to muscle imbalances. Over time, problems can develop and once present, performing daily activities can cause pain

 

Anterior pelvic tilt is when the front of the pelvis drops and the back of the pelvis rises.

This is caused by muscles imbalances within the body. ‘Tight’ hip flexors and erector spinae cause the hip to tilt forward. This results in the glute max, glute med and transverse abdominals becoming weak and lengthened.

A certain degree of anterior pelvic tilt is normal and usually unproblematic however, excessive APT, on the other hand, can lead to poor exercise technique and injuries such as hamstring strain, knee pain and lower back pain.

 

 

 

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