We all have a dominant side, postural habits, patterns of moving that we’re used to. Often those are not symmetrical because of that dominance and patterning. It is very common to have shifts in the pelvis, especially for women and especially after childbirth. Oftentimes we are able to correct this with manual therapy or adjustments, but because of those older holding patterns or habits, things start to shift back to that “comfortable” position. Meanwhile, people suffer with significant low back or sacral pain, often assuming they have “sciatica” and that something is wrong with their nerve. The sciatic nerve is often just an innocent bystander who gets caught up in the muscle tightness or other shifts that make it cry for help. This video is for those who have a noted sacral asymmetry and have been given this home program to help correct it while they strengthen and gain mobility between sessions. Check it out as a reminder of what we covered in your session!
This activity, paired with stretches and strengthening can really help keep your back and hips mobile yet strong and prevent sacral pain. Don’t get too hung up on which side is which. I demonstrated what would be easiest for you to see with direction I was facing. If you’re not sure if this exercise is for you, check in with your PT, chiro, or bodyworker you might see. If you haven’t been checked out, we have a free discovery visit available. Click here for that opportunity! Sacral pain can be sharp, prevent normal walking and feel severe, yet is often easily alleviated with restoring mobility and helping the body let go of those holding patterns. Don’t suffer needlessly when you could likely resolve it fairly quickly with only 1-2 sessions.
These Videos are meant to be educational and instructional. They are not meant to diagnose or treat a specific issue and are definitely not a substitute for a professional evaluation.