how pelvic tilt influences hamstring and spine mobility

How Pelvic Tilt Influences Hamstring and Spine Mobility

how pelvic tilt influences hamstring and spine mobilityHow many people come to you and complain that they have tight hamstrings?  It seems like an epidemic sometimes, right?  I know it’s pretty common for me, at least.  

Many people just tug away at their hamstrings and aggressively stretch, which may not only be barking up the wrong tree, but also disadvantageous.

I have really gotten away from blindly stretching the hamstrings without a proper assessment, as I feel that pelvic position is often the reason why people think they are tight.  This is pretty easy to miss.

In the video below, I want to explain and help you visualize the how pelvic tilt influences hamstring mobility and spine position.  Often times the hamstrings feel “tight” or “short” when in reality their pelvic position is just giving us this illusion.  I talk about this a lot with clients at Champion and often find myself making these drawings on our whiteboard.

Keep this in mind next time you think someone has tight hamstrings or has too much thoracic kyphosis.  Often times the key is in the hips!

 

How Pelvic Tilt Influences Hamstring and Spine Mobility

 

Strategies for Anterior Pelvic Tilt

If you are interested in learning more, I have a couple of great webinars for my Inner Circle members that you may find helpful:

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  1. Joe FitzPatrick, DC
    Joe FitzPatrick, DC says:

    Right on Mike….A great explanation on how hamstring tightness correlates with pelvic imbalances. I treat misaligned pelvis’ and abnormal pelvic tilt all day long in my chiropractic practice. Its amazing how re-balancing the sacroiliac joints/pelvis releases the tightness in the hamstrings. Patients can stretch over and over with very little result, until the pelvic misalignment is corrected first. Thanks for the great video…Dr. Joe FitzPatrick, Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.

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