Just wanted to first start off saying that I am a huge fan of this site… There’s great comraderie in the T-Mag community and very knowledgeable people.
Now that Ive said that, hopefully you guys could help me out. I am a very acid soccer player. My muscles are much tighter than I would like, but overall I would say I have average flexibility. Lately, Ive been waking up in the morning with tightness in my lower back. I went to my orthopedist and he didnt see anything wrong w/ my spine but he did prescribe physical therapy. Ive done about 15 sessions so far and they seem to think that my back muscles are tight (duh!!) as well as my hamstrings. One thing that they are concerned about is that my pelvis seems to be “locked” in that theoretically a normal pelvis should be able to move in a circle, similar to a clock (the PT guy showed me what it should look like). My pelvis seems to only shift back (as in raising your butt) but I cant shift my pelvis forward. They think it is from tight hip flexors, etc but I dont think Im making much progress.
I figure that you guys would know what causes this tight pelvis and how I can fix it. I want to rid myself of all these tightness problems and get my body back to good form. Anyone ever hear of Rolfing and does it work…would it work for my problems. Anyone know a good place in the NY/Long Island area.