Can you feel how your baby’s front loaded weight and your loosening muscles allow your pelvis to rock forward, exaggerating the curve in your low back?
This disruption of the natural, upright pelvis is the underlying cause of most pregnancy-related pain.
That is why healthcare practitioners often recommend “pelvic tilt exercises” to help relieve this stress by doing activities which rock your pelvis backwards and flatten the curve in your low back.
The question is…
What is the best pelvic tilt exercise to relieve pregnancy-related back / pelvic pain?
As an obstetric physical therapy specialist who works on a daily basis with woman experiencing pregnancy-related pain, I want to share with you the best pelvic tilt exercise I have found to help relieve your pregnancy-related back / pelvic pain.
This special exercise combines body positioning, muscle activity, and leverage to help return your pelvis back into its natural upright position, relieving the stress on your back created by your baby’s growing weight.
At our clinic, we incorporate this exercise into a HOME PROGRAM that our patients utilize to get lasting relief of their pregnancy-related pain. Step one is this special pelvic tilt exercise done in combination with a gentle maternity core exercise. This step is so focused and effective in resetting and supporting your upright pelvis that it is often all you need to do to get relief. Step two in the HOME PROGRAM is the added use of a new type of maternity support, called MATERNALIFT. This step is added if your discomfort tends to returns with activity.
To learn how to do this pelvic tilt exercise, view our presentation of the HOME PROGRAM, and learn how to relieve your pregnancy-related pain.
Feel free to ask questions in the comments section and I’ll do my best to help you.
Kevin Hansen, M.P.T., is an obstetrics physical therapy specialist, who practices in Bellevue, Washington State.
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