Lower Crossed Syndrome
Last blog we looked at Upper Crossed Syndrome, which looks at muscle imbalances in the neck chest & upper back.
Although I see UCS in my clinic more often than Lower Crossed Syndrome, I do still see it. And I live with it – sometimes I am just a mess lol.
It is important to note that lower crossed can cause upper crossed and vice versa We are all connected and inefficient posture and muscle imbalances are rarely isolated to one part of your body.
Lower crossed syndrome involves weak glutes and abdominal muscles combined with tight hip flexors and lower back muscles.
These imbalances cause your pelvis to tip forward causing and increased curve in your lumbar spine and your abdomen to pooch outwards.
I think this imbalance is really becoming an issue with all of the sitting we have collectively done in the last 5 months. It has been popping up in the clinic more recently.
So how can we correct the problem?