Lateral Pelvic Tilt

Postural Dysfunction on November 3rd, 2010 No Comments

Lateral Pelvic Tilt (LPT) is a common postural dysfunction that is seen in clinical practice. The typical symptomatic complaints presented by someone with this dysfunction is Sacroiliac Joint pain, hip pain and midback pain. This postural dysfunction often reveals two other common dysfunctions: rotoscoliosis and a fallen arch or hyper-pronated foot. As always it is hard to know which problem occurred first – did the arch collapse resulting in (LPT) and resultant scoliosis or did the spine twist (rotoscoliosis) resulting in an (LPT) and then the arch collapsed? Regardless of the order the elevated hip causes adaptive shortening of the QL, ES, Multifidi, Obliques, Rectus Abdominis, Iliopsoas and hip Abductors on the high side. The overlooked and under treated muscles include all the Adductors on the depressed side of the (LPT). The Adductor muscles are infrequently touched and are located in a sensitive and somewhat vulnerable area of the body. Confidence and skilled palpation technique is required to effectively treat this important muscle group. What are some great treatment approaches to help correct the shortened and tight adductors on the depressed side?

No Responses to “Lateral Pelvic Tilt”

Leave a Reply