After dealing with lower back pain when running on the road and standing/walking all day at work, I finally took the next step and got a PT evaluation. I wanted to know what was wrong with me and how to fix it.
I really liked my PT. He was very knowledgeable and I feel like I got some good info from him. Here's what he discovered...
I have very minor scoliosis, but it's not causing my problem. One of my hips is a little higher than the other, but that isn't causing my problem either.
What's causing my problem is I have lumber lordosis, or anterior pelvic tilt. It is causing lower back pain and tight hip flexors. Here are some pictures:
My PT gave me 4 exercises to do until I see him again on Monday. They one thing he wants me do is to simply bend over as far as I can and come back up 30 times... every hour. Which means I have to do it in school in front of my students! So needless today, some of my music classes also learned about anterior pelvic tilt and joined me in bending over 30 times, or however many times they wanted to. Others wanted to do push ups or jumping jacks so I just let them do whatever they wanted!
I have two appointments scheduled for next week. My PT said this will be an easy fix and shouldn't take much therapy, which sounds awesome to me.
I hope it all goes well!