Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Postural Dysfunction, Uncategorized on November 6th, 2010 No Comments

Anterior Pelvic Tilt (APT) is commonly associated with Low Back Pain (LBP), this postural dysfunction can be a unilateral or bilateral problem. (APT) increases the lumbar lordotic curve which shifts the weight distribution off the intervertebral disc and places it onto the facet joints, which are not weight bearing joints. This structural shift can close down the transverse foramen causing nerve compression at the nerve root and increases the potential for degenerative changes in the facet joints. The (APT) creates a flexed posture where the lumbar musculature and the hip flexors become adaptively shortened and the abdominals are lengthened and consequently weakened. Learning to access the Iliacus and Psoas require a different level of sensitivity and skill set, understanding the exact location of these muscles is imperative. I suggest using the skeleton as a way to visually understand the attachment sites for these critical muscles that are associated with Low Back Pain from a functional and referral stand point.

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