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What is an Anterior Pelvic Tilt?

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

If you are suffering from pelvic pain, groin pain or low back pain this is a great read!

Some studies show 3/4 women suffer from an anterior pelvic tilt and that number may actually be higher in men. The degree of pelvic tilt is not the important part and in itself will not create any issues for you. BUT physiological and anatomical changes that result from this tilt over time that cause you pain, sensitivity or make it harder for you to move do create a cause for investigation.

What is a normal pelvis?

Let's start by exploring what a "normal" pelvis is considered. I say "normal" because everyone is unique and not everyone is going to fit into this range. Typically 10-15 degrees of anterior tilt is good for your pelvis. It is considered an advantage to your body because it can help us move better, distribute force and makes a great place to store all our organs without stressing the pelvic floor.

Anything beyond can create strain and imbalance in your body...

The first step is education!

Aligning your Pelvis

It’s no surprise the pelvis is the foundation of your body and it’s misalignment can dramatically effect everything it’s attached to (your spine for example). It’s misalignment can lead to pain, tightness and dysfunction through your body. Since muscles attach to the pelvis, any changes can pull on those muscles creating tension, tightness or laxity. Luckily there is so much you can do to help prevent and alleviate signs and symptoms!

Does this look like you?

DISCLAIMER: Although I am an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and a Yoga Instructor by profession, I am NOT your health care provider. This article is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute professional or health care advice. It does not establish any kind of practitioner-patient relationship with me. I am not liable or responsible for any harm resulting from or related to your use of this information.

Exploring the Anterior Pelvic Tilt


👎Pelvis forward

👎exaggerated arch in your lower back

👎abdominals stick forward and out

Leads to:

❌Lower back pain and tightness

❌hip pain

❌knee pain

❌troubles with activation and glutes and

❌less force production


1️⃣Weak abdominals

2️⃣tight hip flexors

3️⃣weak glutes

4️⃣tight low back

Looking to stretch those tight hip flexors check out this quick stretch

Caused By:

❌excessive sitting

❌muscle imbalances

❌improper strength training

❌foot pronation an Improper footwear

❌lack of physical activity genetics

❌foot pronation and Improper footwear

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⚠️This video is intended for educational purposes only. Personal advice is personal. Posture and alignment coaching is available virtually or sign up for an Osteopathic Assessment.

The fix?

✅ Alignment when sitting and standing

✅ Strengthen weak areas such as your abs and glutes

✅ Stretch tight area such as your hip flexors and low back

✅ Learn how to do all this in the BETTER BACKS 6 week class

✅ Book your Osteopathic Assessment to check your alignment

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