how pelvic tilt influences hamstring and spine mobility

How Pelvic Tilt Influences Hamstring and Spine Mobility

How 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 this video, I want to explain and 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!

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A Simple and Easy Hip Mobility Drill for Low Back Pain

Low back pain continues to be one of the most common health complaints that limit people, especially as we age. Rehabilitation of low back pain has transition from simply focusing on reducing the local pain to emphasizing a biomechanical approach of how other areas of the body, such as the hips, impact low back pain. A recent study revealed that people with low back pain do not have proper hip extension mobility. Luckily, there is a simple and easy mobility drill you can perform – the True Hip Flexor Stretch.

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Updated Strategies for Anterior Pelvic Tilt

The latest Inner Circle webinar recording on my updated Strategies for Anterior Pelvic Tilt is now available.

Anterior Pelvic Tilt Influences Hip Range of Motion and Impingement

One of the most common postural adaptations that I see on a day to day basis is anterior pelvic tilt. A recent study has shown the influence of anterior pelvic tilt on hip range of motion and impingement.

strategies for anterior pelvic tilt

Strategies for Anterior Pelvic Tilt

This month’s Inner Circle webinar was on Strategies for Anterior Pelvic Tilt. I go through my system of how I integrate manual therapy, self-myofascial release, stretching, and correcting exercises.

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Can Tight Hip Flexors Cause Tight Hamstrings?

Sometime having tight hip flexors and an anterior pelvic tilt can limit your ability to touch your toes just as much tight hamstrings.

A Quick and Easy Way to Assess Pelvic Alignment

Alignment is an important part of our assessment process and one of the many topics in the upcoming FST for the Lower Body Program.