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how to correct a tilted pelvis

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:51 am
by TBone
Hey,

I have been resting for about a week and a half...basically doing very little other than walking, ice/heat therapy at night and some hip shrugs every so often at work.

I have had some relapses since starting this program in May. The latest one happened a week and 1/2 ago and prompted me to simply try rest to see if that helps. Most of my pain stems from my pelvis area...basically the sacroiliac area. I feel a burning sensation in that area that is activated mostly when sitting and is alleviated when standing or walking. In doing some light to heavy research online, I have found numerous sites that claim that sacroiliac problems are responsible for back pain in many cases. Especially those where the pelvis is tilted. I broke my leg in 1990 and have had a slight leg length discrepancy since then. I have been told by PTs that my pelvis is tilted. I am guessing that this is the culprit.

However, I don't know how to fix the problem. There are several sites that contain different exercises that are supposed to assist this problem. I have seen sites that claim tight hip flexors can cause the pelvis to tilt forward.

I am not sure what I am looking for in this post...maybe some advice on where to start. My plan is to do nothing for the next 4 1/2 weeks except for walking, hip shrugs, and ice/heat. At that point, I hope to be in less pain as the inflammation should subside from the strained ligaments. At that point maybe I can begin to "rebuild my pelvis".

Since this injury happened about a year ago, I have yet to just sit and do nothing. Maybe the area just needs some good old fashioned rest.

If anyone has any info at all on correcting a tilted pelvis...or knows a good PT or Sports Medicine doctor in North East Ohio, please reply to this post.

Take it easy,
TBone

Well

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:59 pm
by yannick35
I dont have the pain has bad has you do but i am cough with what i think is the same situation.

My pelvic needed to be aligned each time i went to the chiro.

After doing a lot of PT exercises the situation has gotten a bit better but i still have a snapping hip joint. Also you can do so much strenghtening at one point if it just does work of solve the problem then we do have to look elsewhere.

I am going in prolotherapy Sept 5th i will be able to give you some feedback on this in a couple of weeks.

Has you did i tried everything, am now doing the RYB daily but lax ligaments just never come back to the way they where.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:46 pm
by Bikegirl
Hi,

I also have anterior pelvic rotation. I still haven't figured out if my sacrum is responsible for that or not. I basically look pregnant all the time even though I am not, my butt hugs my back and my belly is sticking out alot. From my personal research I have found that the sacrum is usually responsible for that. I have tried all kinds of core and pelvis exercices that are not working. I have a dance background and was into Pilates for a few years, Yoga and weight training. I do get some improvements with the weight training but it doesn't hold.

Therefore, I wanted to reply to TBone with my discoveries. Diane Lee and Linda-Joy Lee are the gurus of pelvic SI joint injuries. Phyios over the world praise their work. They are located in Vancouver Canada. I have called their clinic to get a referral to someone here in Montreal. I also called the Federation of Physical Therapy of Canada to get a list of PT who did their advanced manual therapy class.

I was lucky enough to find a PT 15 minutes away from my house with level 5 advanced manual therapy class + Diane Lee classes. I am going to see him on Monday Sept. 22nd.

These PT's are in a class of their own, it has nothing to do with a regular PT with the base course of pelvic realignment.

I also found a very interesting book, The Malalignment Syndrome (free on google)

I believe that the pelvis is responsible for a lot of other symptoms in the body, but the root may not be the pelvic itself. That's the hardest part to get solved, most PT's will disregard that if you try talking to them about it.

So this guy I found, took a good 20 minutes on the phone with me to discuss my problem and cleared an appointment just for me. All this to say that finding a passionate therapist is key in the recovery process.

I have written my personal history, car accidents, surgeries etc. and gave a copy to him to read before our first appointment. I am painting a very clear portrait of my pain, sensations and all the stuff I have tried so far.

I have my fingers crossed that this guy is the guy to solve this problem for good. If he is not, I have a list of PT that I have spoken to on the phone that have the same academic background. Speaking with them prior to meeting them is very important for me as it indicates what kind of person they are and how you will react to that person. The last thing I want is to be treated by an arrogant therapist!


Anyway good luck to you. I hope you are already feeling good.

Bikegirl

PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:40 pm
by Keli
I too have a pelvic tilt, and leg lenght disc.

i found a good podiatrist, and she gave me a lift for my shoe.
I just started using it about 10 days ago, it seems to be helping a little.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:07 pm
by acw
Wow...Fascinating subject.

How does one figure out if their pelvis is out of place?

Re: how to correct a tilted pelvis

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:00 pm
by berzerkerca
TBone wrote:Hey,

I have been resting for about a week and a half...basically doing very little other than walking, ice/heat therapy at night and some hip shrugs every so often at work.

I have had some relapses since starting this program in May. The latest one happened a week and 1/2 ago and prompted me to simply try rest to see if that helps. Most of my pain stems from my pelvis area...basically the sacroiliac area. I feel a burning sensation in that area that is activated mostly when sitting and is alleviated when standing or walking. In doing some light to heavy research online, I have found numerous sites that claim that sacroiliac problems are responsible for back pain in many cases. Especially those where the pelvis is tilted. I broke my leg in 1990 and have had a slight leg length discrepancy since then. I have been told by PTs that my pelvis is tilted. I am guessing that this is the culprit.

However, I don't know how to fix the problem. There are several sites that contain different exercises that are supposed to assist this problem. I have seen sites that claim tight hip flexors can cause the pelvis to tilt forward.

I am not sure what I am looking for in this post...maybe some advice on where to start. My plan is to do nothing for the next 4 1/2 weeks except for walking, hip shrugs, and ice/heat. At that point, I hope to be in less pain as the inflammation should subside from the strained ligaments. At that point maybe I can begin to "rebuild my pelvis".

Since this injury happened about a year ago, I have yet to just sit and do nothing. Maybe the area just needs some good old fashioned rest.

If anyone has any info at all on correcting a tilted pelvis...or knows a good PT or Sports Medicine doctor in North East Ohio, please reply to this post.

Take it easy,
TBone


Try inversion therapy. Hanging upside down with gravity boots has helped me tremendously with my bulging discs, sciatica and spinal alignment. What I found was that my pain in my back was actually caused by the muscles in my hips, thighs and butt that were in spasm and tight. What inverting does is let these muscles stretch out and relax. As they do and become spasm free they release their grip on the muscles of the lower back. As this happens those muscles then relax and stopping pulling your lower back and pelvis out of alignment, which is the cause of your sciatica and spinal misalignment. As the muscles all relax your pelvis can go back into alignment naturally and as this happens nothing will be irritating your sciatic nerve and causing you pain. It's all about stretching!!! Happy New Year!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:18 pm
by symraiine
acw wrote:Wow...Fascinating subject.

How does one figure out if their pelvis is out of place?


you may be able to see it if you look in a mirror, but any PT or decent massage therapist would see it with ease.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:23 pm
by symraiine
besides stretching the flexors (which can be very hard to isolate for most of us, if your off angle slightly you'll stretch quads for example) a good tip is strengthening your glutes. they oppose these flexors and will pull on the top posterior of the hips, helping to reverse the tilt.