Through a chance reading of an article about hips I discovered that I am *probably* in anterior pelvic tilt, possibly quite severely. Up until a few days ago I had no understanding or knowledge of the existance of this condition. I’ve attached a photo of myself standing as naturally as I could while holding a camera, could somebody please confirm whether or not this is the case?
Could anyone run through a list of potential problems this would cause for a sprinter?
I often have problems with the tendons behind my knee. Through seeing physiotherapists the prescribed treatment has always been core stability work, neural stretches and hamstring stretches, with no mention of my pelvic allignment. Am I correct in thinking that I should be doing more to correct this, such as stretching the hip flexors and spinal erectors, along with a lot more glute and hamstring work in the gym? And possibly even laying off the hamstring stretching?
And possibly rather than stretching a tight nerve I should be more concerned with freeing it up? I’m thinking all the core stability work and stretching, while still beneficial, isn’t enough alone to correct the condition.
There are a few of reasons why I believe anterior pelvic tilt to be the cause of my constant hamstring tendon problems. Firstly, APT causes an inward rotation of the femur, the evidence of this can be seen by my arches which are very flat. Both of these symptoms have their own implications on how the knee is alligned, this could be putting certain tendons under unnecesary strain?
The next reason I am not completely sure on, I believe that APT will cause my foot to plant IN FRONT (?) of my center of mass, which will result in a braking force? This can’t be good for…well anything at all.
And finally, APT would mean my glutes are pretty much turned off. Constantly. How long do I have in every stride to transfer energy into the ground? 0.1 seconds? Lazy glutes don’t fire quickly, so my hamstrings are left having to pick up the slack, they don’t like being overworked and I eventually strain a tendon again.
So before I let my consultant send me off for another costly MRI scan of my knee which will undoubtedly show no abnormalities whatsoever again, could somebody please take a look at the attached photograph and tell me whether or not this is likely to be the cause of my injuries?