Most people in the UK have experienced some form of back pain. In most cases people can reduce or control back pain by making simple changes to their posture. Due to anatomical pressures and gravity, people regularly maintain what is called an anterior tilted pelvis. Effectively, if you arch your lower back and stick your bum out this would be an exaggerated anterior tilt.
Accomplishing our daily activities in an anterior tilted position increases the pressure on the lower back and over time can lead to pain in the lower back.
Therefore by repositioning the pelvis we can immediately decrease the pressure on the lower back with the hope that this will relieve day to day pain experiences. In the following video, one of our senior physiotherapists, Joel Poirier, explains how to perform an exercise called the pelvic tilt with the aim of being able to reposition the pelvis.
The next video describes how to reposition the pelvis in day to day activities such as standing and walking:
For those of you whom are experiencing low level back pain and are looking to increase your core strength, the following video explains two core stability exercises that will improve posture in your daily activities:
Elite Therapy is a multidisciplinary sports therapy and physiotherapy clinic in Coventry. We treat a range of injuries both sporting and non-sporting as well as back, neck and musculoskeletal pain. Elite Therapy’s services include assessment and diagnosis, physiotherapy, sports therapy, massage therapy, taping and ultrasound. There is also an on-site rehabilitation gym and studio for the Pilates and yoga classes.