Pelvic tilt is the orientation of pelvis relative to the legs and the body. Pelvic tilt can happen anteriorly, posteriorly and laterally. The anterior pelvic tilt is particularly well known for its prevalence and relevance to back and hip pain.
The common cause of anterior pelvic tilt included:
-tight and shortened hip flexors.
-weak hip extensors such as gluteus maximus and hamstring.
-weak rectus abdominis.
The active solution to anterior pelvic tilt usually comes down to stretching the tight muscles and strengthening the weak muscles. However, it is also important to increase postural awareness and avoid being in a still posture for a prolong period.
Incorrect pelvic tilt can lead to a chain reaction of postural issues and musculoskeletal problems. Book in to see one of our physios if you think you have a pelvic tilt issue that concerns you.
By Wilson Hui