Anterior pelvic tilt is a rather technical sounding term for a positioning of the body, albeit usually subconscious, that is very common in America. Visual cues that would indicate the presence of anterior pelvic tilt include a forward tilted pelvis, a protruding abdomen, and a pronounced lower back curve. In this position the hip flexors are usually stiff shortened while the hip extensors are lengthened and there is often an accompanying deficiency in abdominal and glute strength.
APT can be problematic for people in the gym: it is especially pronounced with the common exercises of the deadlift and the squat. It is a problem that overlaps with posture and becomes more noticeable and problematic with age: musculoskeletal dysfunction, lower back pain and poor posture are the most common symptoms. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we address APT with an approach that blends postural awareness with strengthening and stretching of all the muscles involved.
At our office in the Bay Area, we want to be your partner in overcoming anterior pelvic tilt because we know you will feel a significant difference in well-being and an improvement in pain. This should not be the defining posture of your life, but it is not always easy to conquer the question of posture by yourself. We can lend you a helping hand, but only if you give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C.