Stretches to Help Posterior Pelvic Tilt

Stretches to Help Posterior Pelvic Tilt

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Posterior Pelvic Tilt

Do you have PPT in Altoona? Posterior pelvic tilt (PPT) is less common than anterior pelvic tilt. Even though it is less common, it still affects many people. PPT is also referred to as flat back/butt because the pelvis rocks backward and the lumbar spine straightens. The lumbar spine should have a backwards C-shaped curve and when it is straight, it can put unwanted pressure on discs and nerves causing pain and discomfort.

How to fix PPT

  1. Chiropractic Adjustment– Chiropractors are trained to see/feel for misalignments of the spine and pelvis. Getting an adjustment will start your way back to recovery.
  2. Exercise– the main cause of anterior pelvic tilt is sitting for long periods of time. Treatment for that is to get up and exercise. You don’t have to run marathons to fix the problem either. Take breaks every hour and walk around the office or get a drink. When home, enjoy the outdoors with a 20-30 minute walk instead of watching your favorite guilty pleasure on TV!
  3. Stretch tight muscles
    1. Abdominals
    2. Glutes
    3. Hamstrings
  4.  Strengthen weak muscles
    1. Hip flexors
    2. Quads
    3. Spinal erectors

-Dr. Dawson


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7:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 5:30pm

7:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 5:30pm

7:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Dawson Chiropractic: Marcus Dawson, DC
706 8th Street SW
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-3007