Pelvic Angles for Pain Relief

by Peter on December 24, 2016

Ensuring that a pelvis is in the proper position when standing is the first thing I check when seeing a patient. The pelvis, being at the proper angle, can help alleviate much back pain.

Checking the posture is of the utmost importance (see Posture PDF Newsletter) when my patients come in for treatment. This is because the center of gravity, or our balance point, centers in our pelvis. If the pelvis is not on the proper path, all therapy is for not. We become a wobbly top.

The proper angle for a male pelvis is 0-5 degree tilt, and women typically 5-10 degree tilt. Most patients I see come in with a forward tilt (flexion) although on occasion (about 3%) have a pelvis in a backward rotation (extension). A simple pelvic stabilization technique using the St. John Method requires about 4 minutes to realign the pelvis to the proper angles. This does not involve high velocity adjustments (chiropractor) but a simple leg movement and a gentle rotation. Then two easy exercises will help to “seat” the pelvis in it’s new and proper position (Egosque Method).

Pelvic angle and stabilization is one of the most important things any and every therapist should be looking at. Making sure that you are in proper alignment will go a long way to help alleviate pain and discomfort. The St. John Method of Neuromuscular Therapy is one of the most effective ways to do this. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

In Health,

Peter Roach, RMT, CNMT, Laser Therapist





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