Short Leg Equals Rotated Pelvis

physical therapy pelvis

It literally drives us crazy when a patient walks into the office and says their physical therapist is going to fix their short leg.

-Two Reasons WHY- 

The First is that the physical therapist almost always believes it to be functional; a short leg related to muscle imbalance.

The Second is that physical therapists usually do NOT take a Fergusons’ standing sacral base x-ray to identify a structural short.

And, there’s a huge difference – see how to fix a short leg.

In the first case, Functional Short Leg, physical therapy will help & you’ll see LASTING results quickly.

If you’ve been under physical therapy for years for a short leg, and still have that short leg – NOT Functional.

In the second case, Structural Short Leg, PHYSICAL THERAPY IS POINTLESS!!!

This experiment represents what happens with a structural short leg

Take off one shoe.

woman siting down and removing her shoes

Next, Stand up and lock both knees.

Did you notice what just happened to your pelvis?

It rotated back on the long leg side and forward on the short leg side, in addition to the expected side bending.

It’s a coupled motion; you cannot have one without the other.

This muscles are imbalanced because the leg is structurally short forcing the pelvis to flex and rotate.

Short leg equals rotated pelvis – End of Story!

Dr Dave
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Dr Dave

Graceful Ageing Aficionado at Arizona Orthotics
It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters.

Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market.

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2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage.
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Dr Dave

It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters. Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market. My Mission 1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away. 2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage. 3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you and hope you find what you're looking for.

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