Pelvic Alignment – Ideal Pelvic Position – Pelvic Control
What’s going on in anterior or posterior pelvic tilt—what do these mean, and what effect does it have on a moving body? What injuries are common from these, and what steps do we take to correct them? Mitch Hauschildt gives us an overview and explains what he does to reprogram pelvic motor control in his athletes.
“What we tend to see with anterior pelvic tilt is the hip flexors and the rectus femoris are tight and dominant. This means the QL and the low back extensors are also tight and dominant. The opposite side of that cross is the glutes and lower abs are weak, underactive and dysfunctional. That is the anterior pelvic tilt position, where the pelvis is rotated to the front and where the ASIS is lower than the PSIS.
“Because of that, it tends to shut down the glutes, which I think is a huge player here. The glutes are probably one of, if not the most explosive, muscles in the lower body and control a lot of the lower extremity. Knee pain, ankle pain and all those things are dependent upon the glutes and their ability to function well.” ~Mitch Hauschildt
• Ideal Pelvic Position (4:20)
• Janda’s Lower-Crossed Syndrome (6:40)
• Specific Injuries (12:30)
• Considerations for Correcting Dysfunction (21:55)
• The Neurologically Driven Pelvis (28:30)
• The Local Muscle System (30:15)
• Locking in Movement Patterns (35:20)
Mitch Hauschildt is an athletic trainer, NSCA strength and conditioning coach, and a USA Weightlifting coach who works with coaches, clients and athletes. He’s also a strength and conditioning coach at Missouri State University. You can catch up with him at the maximumtrainingsolutions.com website.
This lecture was very well-informed and raised the profile of pelvic alignment and its impact on postural issues and injury risks. Excellent suggestions for making planks and bridges more effective. It would be good to hear a follow-up about results. Marred by dumb-ass comment about high heels and general negative tone regarding athletes.