Pelvis Misalignment - Badminton

Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and pelvic misalignment.

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Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and pelvic misalignment.
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Featuring Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT

Duration: 1 minute, 34 seconds

In badminton, pelvic malalignment can occur due to the rotational forces and deceleration nature of the sport. Pelvic malalignment syndrome is one of the most common injuries that we see with our sports.

Due to the rotational and torsional nature of sports, and the acceleration and deceleration that our athletes must use, the pelvis will often be torsioned or torqued.

If some structures are abnormally tight, the body's ability to adapt becomes overwhelmed. Around the pelvic area and pelvic girdle, there's about 36 muscles that are attached. Often times due to the rotational natures of the sport, there will be an anterior torsion of one half of the pelvis and a post tertorsion of the other part of the pelvis.

This can lead to a cascade of events and effects that cause abnormal tissue tension on a variety of diff muscles. In treating pelvic malalignment syndrome there's a variety of different corrective exercises and stretches that you can do to try and help minimize the problem and help realign your pelvis.

By seeing a qualified physiotherapist, they can one, diagnose the type of malalignment problems that you have and the soft tissue structures that are involved and they can give you the proper corrective exercises. As well as give you some symmetrical stretches to try and help minimize the tension on those abnormally tight muscle tissues.

Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

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