A Crack in the Mask: The Felt Sense Method

THE FELT SENSE METHOD® A HUMANISTIC APPROACH FOR MANAGING INCONTINENCE 93 There are three basic positions in which the pelvis is held; neutral position, anterior tilt, or posterior tilt. Neutral position. Anterior tilt. Posterior tilt. Of the two prevalent angles of pelvic tilt, the forward or anterior tilt is the easiest to recognize and the one that most exacerbates incontinence. When the pelvis is in an anterior or dropping-forward tilted position, the abdominal muscles are not demanded to be in a toned supportive mode, so over time they will relax and lose their contractile ability. Remember, the anterior abdominal muscles all attach to the pubis and ribs, so they assist in the upward lift and support of the pelvis. Anterior or Forward Pelvic Tilt Typically, you can tell someone with an anterior pelvic tilt because the buttocks stick out and the stomach area falls forward. Some people with very flat abdomens will tilt the pelvis forward and thrust the breast forward, as seen in the posture of models trying to look sexy. As stated, when the pelvis is held in a forward-tipped angle, the abdominal muscles are not required to contract, and if allowed to be in this position for a prolonged time, the abdominal muscles will go into a relaxation response. Kendall, McCreary, and Provance state, The Felt Sense Method®

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