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How to test for spinal and pelvic misalignment

Did you know that a misaligned pelvis is the most common cause of curvature of the spine and scoliosis?

Did you know that a misaligned pelvis is the most common cause of recurrent groin, hamstring, quadricep and calf strains?

Did you know you can check your family members for a misaligned pelvis, by checking their leg length?

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the subject face down on the bed with their feet hanging over the edge (the subject’s head must be completely straight).
  2. Grasp the subject’s feet at the heels (with your fingers under their ankles). Pull gently towards yourself with even tension on both legs (without moving the subject).
  3. If one leg appears longer than the other you need to measure the difference with a ruler. A difference of 5mm or more is considered significant and indicates the subject has a misaligned pelvis or an anatomical short leg that should be assessed by one of our experienced Chiropractors.
  4. Have the subject turn their head as far to the left as they can, and then as far to the right as they can. If their leg length changes when the head is turned to the left or to the right, the subject has a misaligned vertebrae of the upper back or neck, which must be attended to by one of our experienced Chiropractors.

Our Chiropractors will conduct a thorough examination of your spine and pelvis before devising a personalised treatment plan.

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