Pelvic Tilt effect On Ankle
A tilted pelvis can result from poor posture, muscle imbalance, or lack of exercise. The pelvic tilt can occur in three ways: anterior tilt, posterior tilt, and lateral (left or right) tilt.
The pelvis comprises 3 bones: pair of hip bones connected in front at the pubic symphysis and behind by the second bone of the pelvis which is the sacrum and the third bone of the pelvis is the coccyx. The pelvis connects the axial skeleton to the lower limbs.
Function of pelvis
The main functions of the pelvis in the human body are Transfer of weight from the upper axial skeleton to the lower appendicular components of the skeleton. The second function is that it provides a number of muscle and ligament attachments used in locomotion. The third function is to protect the abdominopelvic and pelvic viscera.
Pelvis tilting can cause major effects on the lower as well as the upper body. Pelvic tilt can make you more prone to injury, reduce mobility and reduce your physical performance. For example, if you have a right pelvis tilt then you will have hip hiking on the left side and drop on the right side. The lateral pelvic tilt is caused due to shortening of the hip adductors, gluteus medius, and quadratus lumborum on one side of the body, and simultaneously weakening of the same muscles on the opposite side.
Lateral pelvic tilt can cause your knee to rotate internally, one foot will be pronated, and the ankle is rolled inward. Foot and ankle abnormal movement can cause flat feet.
Physiotherapy treatment of pelvic tilt includes Chiropractic treatment. Myofascial release (it will relax the muscles that supports the pelvis, and improve blood flow). Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Releasing and stretching the muscles such as quadratus lumborum, gluteus medius, TFL, and hip adductor muscles. Strengthening of the same muscle on the opposite side. Strengthening exercises include 90/90 hip shift, clamps, sidewall push, hip hitch, crab walk, single-leg tap, step-up/down, and side plank, etc.