Sunday, May 08, 2022

More Progress in Physical Therapy for Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Week three of my effort to rid myself forever of “duck butt.”

Physical Therapy Session as of August 6th, 2021

By Derek Benoit August 11th, 2021

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Me in a dashingly unsexy pose doing the Single Knee to Arm stretch. Photo by Derek Benoit

What the hell is duck butt? Duck butt is the affectionate term I’ve assigned to anterior pelvic tilt. More Progress in Physical Therapy for Anterior Pelvic Tilt shows the deeper dive my therapy is taking. Firstly, I’ve worked on this for almost a full month now. As a result, I’m thrilled with the progress I’ve made. I work with the physical therapy team over at BIDMC Lexington under the care of Kathrine Bragg, PT, DPT. I cannot recommend her enthusiastically enough. To start with, catch up with the first couple of weeks by following the below link:

Exercise Progression Prescribed Week 3

  • Continuing with Dead Bug Ball Squeeze
  • Continuing with Lying Hip Flexion
  • Additionally doing Single Knee to Arm Stretch
  • Additionally doing Self Treatment Stretch for Forward Bent Sacrum Fixation-Hesch Method 12

Observations Week 3

  • The two exercises carried over from last week are working beautifully
  • Consequently, tability has increased, laterally and upright, hips forward position is much easier to maintain
  • After one PT session of the two stretches prescribed “hips forward” is even easier. What this is actually producing is a neutral hip position.
  • As a result, I’m able to go faster, longer with less strain on the hamstrings
  • Additionally stretches are to be performs for 2 minutes each, 2 times per day

Thoughts on Progress

  • Progress is faster than I anticipated
  • As a result, lower abdominal/hip conditioning is making everything easier at an accelerated pace
  • I’m tempted to being beginner running drills (starting basically from scratch)
  • As a result, improvements to hip strength and flexibility transfers to my Bowflex routine
  • The hip stretch (NOT hip flexor stretch) clearly helps posture maintenance

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If you’re specifically in the Lexington, MA area and would like to work with Katherine Bragg or anyone else on this fantastic team of physical therapists, please go to:

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