further education

Below is a list of resources that I have taught me a great deal: Michael Boyle, Designing strength training programs and facilities Kendall F.P., Kendall McCreary E., Provance P.G. Muscles—testing and function. 4th ed. Williams and Wilkins; Baltimore: 1993 Gray...

Leg length experiment

Background: During massage of a glute it is sometimes evident to the therapist that the leg has become longer in relation to the other. Sarhmann states that an anteriorly rotated ilium causes a functionally longer leg, the latestr research however finds that a...

Leg length inequality (LLI)

      Leg length discrepancy   A leg length discrepancy can be either functional or structural.  A structural discrepancy can be ascertained by assessing the client with bent knees at 90 degrees with the feet placed together as...

Problems with research

Science is defined by repetitive tests to prove a hypothesis, unfortunately the current “business” of publishing scienctific studies is destroying its credibility. Only half of all clinical trials(1,5) and a third of large clinical trials(4) are published...

Leg length discrepancy

It is currently unknown as to why people have functionally longer leg lengths. A potential reason could be that right handed individuals tend to stand on their right leg, this may posteriorly tilt the right ilium as well as holding the right leg in adduction the right...
Functional leg length

Functional leg length

Determining whether a functional leg length discrepancy is anatomical poses many problems and common techniques such as using standing blocks or tape measuring ASIS to medial malleolus or umbilicus to medial malleolus have proven to be invalid when compared to X-ray...