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Anterior Pelvic Tilt LCS 2

Anterior Pelvic Tilt LCS 2The image depicted on the left is showing a serious case of Anterior Pelvic Tilt vs a normal pelvis. Notice the sharpened curve in the lower spine, as well as the how far back the buttocks are protruding. Sitting is a common way this condition starts by causing severe imbalances in the ability of the pelvis to rotate backwards. There are four major muscles involved, and it's easier if they are divided into two groups:

1. Short and tight: Hip flexors (Iliopsoas), and low back extensors (erector spinae)
2. Stretched and weak: Hip extensors (Gluteals), and low back flexors (abdominals).

The hip flexors affect the front of the pelvis by pulling it down, at the same time the erectors pull the back of the pelvis up. This creates the forward torqueing motion causing anterior pelvic tilt, forcing the hip extensors (Glutes) and lumbar flexors (Abdominals) into a lengthened and weakened position. Don't start strengthening the weak muscles, and stretching the tight muscles though. Fixing this condition isn't as common-sense as it may appear to be, have it checked by your chiropractor. Next week we'll start by addressing the hip flexors.

Here's a little video to help identify Anterior Pelvic Tilt (APT).

This article is provided by Back to Health Chiropractic your 100 Year Lifestyle Affiliate Chiropractor in Worcester MA

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