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Pelvic tilt exercises in different positions for alleviating lumbar pain during pregnancy – a pilot study

Maharajan Anbupriya Sureshbabu
Chandrasekar Shobana

Department of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu District, Tamilnadu – 603203, India
Physiother Quart. 2023;31(4):44–48
Online publish date: 2022/07/01
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The Global prevalence of lumbar pain during pregnancy is reported a range from 24% to 90% where pregnant women experience lumbar pain as the pregnancy advances (from a later stage of the second trimester). Only limited studies have emphasized the importance of pelvic tilt exercises for lumbar pain during pregnancy. Thereby our aim is to find the immediate and short-term effect of sitting and standing pelvic tilt exercise on lumbar pain during pregnancy.

An experimental study of pre and post type done on 40 pregnant women selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria and randomly divided into an experimental group (group A) and the control group (group B). Each group consists of 20 subjects. The experimental group was treated with sitting and standing pelvic tilt exercise along with Kinesiotaping, whereas the Control group with Kinesiotaping alone.

Immediate effect and short-term effect on lumbar pain were statistically significant in the experimental group (p ≤ 0.01) than the control group. Immediate effect and short term effect on functional disability were not statistically significant between the experimental group (24.28%) and the control group (20.81%) at (p > 0.05).

It is concluded that pelvic tilt exercise in sitting and standing positions proved to be an effective treatment for lumbar pain during pregnancy.


lumbar pain, pregnancy, kinesiotaping, sitting and standing pelvic tilt exercise, core activation, musculoskeletal pain

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