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  • Writer's pictureKieran Cummins

Lower Crossed Syndrome and Lower Back Pain: How Physiotherapy and Pilates Can Help

Lower back pain is a common problem that affects many people. While there are various reasons for this pain, one underlying cause is lower crossed syndrome. This condition is caused by a muscle imbalance between the hip muscles and lower back muscles, leading to tight quads and hip flexors that reduce glute activation. This can cause lower back pain and discomfort. Fortunately, physiotherapy and pilates can be effective in treating lower crossed syndrome and reducing lower back pain.

Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to treating lower back pain. A physiotherapist will assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan that may involve stretching, strengthening, and postural retraining. One common treatment for lower crossed syndrome is manual therapy, which can involve soft tissue massage and joint mobilization to reduce muscle tension and improve mobility.

Pilates is another effective way to manage lower crossed syndrome and lower back pain. This exercise program focuses on core strength, flexibility, and posture, all of which can help reduce muscle imbalances and alleviate pain. Pilates exercises can also help activate the glutes and improve hip mobility, which are essential for treating lower crossed syndrome.

At Redrock Physio, our physiotherapists and pilates instructors specialize in treating lower back pain and lower crossed syndrome. We use a multidisciplinary approach to help our patients achieve their goals, whether that's reducing pain, improving mobility, or returning to their favorite activities.

If you're struggling with lower back pain or suspect you may have lower crossed syndrome, it's important to seek professional help. Our team at Redrock Physio can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that's tailored to your needs and goals. With our help, you can reduce pain, improve mobility, and get back to doing the things you love.



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