International Journal of Exercise Science 14(1): 594-605, 2021. Excessive anterior and posterior pelvic tilts (PT) angles are associated with overuse injuries of the lower limbs and of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex. There is a lack of evidence that correlates anterior and posterior PT angles with limited hip internal rotation (IR) and external rotation (ER), and hip muscles torque ratios. The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between averaged anterior/posterior PT angle in standing position and hip IR and ER range of motion (ROM), hip adductors and abductors (Add/Abd) torque ratio, and hip flexors and extensors (Flexor/Extensor) torque ratio. Twenty-six healthy participants participated in this study, fifteen females (22.0 ± 2.8 yrs, 163.5 ± 7.5 cm, 65.9 ± 10.4 kg) and eleven males (22.0 ± 2.2 yrs, 178.5 ± 4.5 cm, 78.4 ± 8.7 kg). Hip muscle torques were collected with an isokinetic dynamometer, five trials at 30 degrees per second (deg· s-1) and at 60 deg· s-1. The measurement of PT in standing natural position and hip IR and ER ROM in functional weight-bearing lunge position were recorded, using a 3D Motion Analysis System. There were no significant correlations between PT angle and hip IR and ER (p ≥ 0.05), no significant correlations between PT angle and hip Add/Abd torque ratio (p > 0.05), and no significant correlations between PT angle and hip Flexor/Extensor torque ratio (p > 0.05). The measurement of PT angle in standing natural position was not associated with hip IR and ER ROM and hip Add/Abd and Flexor/Extensor torque ratios, in healthy population.
Herrera, Maria Cristina; Amasay, Tal; and Egret, Claire
"Lack of Correlation Between Natural Pelvic Tilt Angle with Hip Range of Motion, and Hip Muscle Torque Ratio,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 14
1, Pages 594 - 605.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol14/iss1/13