Pelvic Tilt: What is natural, anterior, and posterior pelvic tilt?

Pelvic tilt refers to the orientation of your hips.

What Is Anterior Pelvic Tilt

  • Occurs when the front of the pelvis rotates forward causing the back part of the pelvis to tilt up.
  • Arches the low back.

What Is Posterior Pelvic Tilt

  • Occurs when the front part of the pelvis is tilted upwards forcing  the back side to tilt down.
  • Rounds out the low back.

How I keep them straight.

I don’t have a knack for memorizing things. So when it comes to test taking I always relied on tricks to pass. Here’s how I remembered the difference between anterior and posterior pelvic tilt. Actually, this is still the method I use.Anterior Pelvic Tilt

  • Take your hands and place them on your hips with.
    • Your index finger points towards your bellybutton, and your thumb points towards your spine.
  • Now, rotate your ands forward so your thumb raises and index finger drops, this is an Anterior Pelvic Tilt.
    • Think about dumping a bucket of water out in front of you.
  • When you rotate your hands so your thumbs drop and your index fingers raise, your hips move into Posterior Pelvic Tilt.
    • That bucket of water now dumps out behind you.

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