WHAT CAUSES PPT?
- Muscle imbalances caused by sitting for long periods with bad posture, an accident or fall, arthritic changes in your joints, scoliosis, as well as unknown causes
- Flattening of the lower back. Without a natural curve in your lower back (lordosis), you are at a higher risk of developing a range of painful injuries and muscle strains in your lumbar spine.
What STRETCHING can I do?
- Short and tight hamstrings – when the hamstrings are too short and tight will pull the pelvis downwards posteriorly, causing the pelvis to tilt back.
- Tight rectus abdominus – If your abs are short and tight, they will pull the front of the pelvis up.
- Tight glutes – Tight glutes will also pull the back of the pelvis downwards.
What STRENGTHENING should I focus on?
- Weak hip flexors – Strengthening the hip flexors can help counteract the upward pull of the abs.
- Weak lower back – Strengthening the lower back will help pull the pelvis back into a comfortable neutral position.
CAN REMEDIAL MASSAGE HELP?
Massage is perfect for lengthening chronically shortened muscles, increasing the range of motion in your hip joint, and is an excellent way to restore muscle-tone.
Together with home care exercises, you’ll see real and positive change in posture in less time than you think.