Leg length difference and what this has to do with a misaligned pelvis

Have you ever wanted to know why you have different leg lengths and what this means for your body?

Or maybe you’re a therapist and you’d like to learn how to test for a pelvic misalignment and follow this up by learning how to realign the pelvis, and so be able to help many people with back pain?

When the pelvis is misaligned, is higher on one side than the other, then one leg will apparently be longer than the other, creating unnatural loading of the hip, knee, ankle and foot joints, with possible pain in these joints as well as being the main cause of lower back pain.

When treating a pelvic misalignment it is important that the therapist treats the whole of the pelvic ring, i.e. the sides, the front and the back, so both ileum, the pubic bones and the sacrum, as well as the sacroiliac (SI) joints (between the sacrum and the ileum) and the lower vertebrae of the spine. Often one or both of the large hip bones (ileum) are rotated either forwards (anteriorly) or backwards (posteriorly). As the hip joint does not sit centrally within the hip bone it is either taken upwards if this is rotated backwards, thus creating a shorter leg; or downwards if it is rotated forwards, thus creating a longer leg. Hence a leg length difference exists if the pelvis is misaligned.

As in the song, the hip bones are not just joined to the leg bones but also to the pubic bones and to the sacrum via the sacroiliac joints; and the sacrum is the base for the vertebrae of the spine, which is why a misaligned pelvis is the main cause of lower back pain and why the whole pelvic ring should be treated if a pelvic misalignment is found.

In the video below you will see me at work teaching in a live BodyHelp class where the participants subsequently learnt how to realign a pelvic misalignment following the principles of orthobionomy.

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