Soft Tissue Techniques for The Erector Spinae in Anterior Pelvic Tilt
Anterior pelvic tilt is a posture characterized by increased tightness of the hip flexors/lumbar erectors and weakened hip extensors/abdominals. This pelvic position is what Dr. Vladimir Janda classified as “lower-crossed syndrome”.
In this video, I offer two techniques for addressing the erector spinae musculature (which act as a force couple with the hip flexors in an anterior tilt). These techniques require the client to be active during the treatment process, which helps them to learn what it feels like to move their pelvis between both anterior and posterior pelvic tilts.
Being able to both anteriorly and posteriorly tilt the pelvis is an essential component of the golf swing and is tested during the “pelvic tilt test” in the Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Assessment. You may observe many clients who are unable to move out of anterior pelvic tilt, or if they are they do so with what Dr. Greg Rose refers to as a “shake and bake”, where you see their body actually shake as the muscles try and allow this movement to happen.
Hopefully you find these techniques useful!