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By Wolf Schamberger

The Malalignment Syndrome describes a newly regarded syndrome that as a rule happens in sufferers noticeable by way of physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists, therapeutic massage therapists and veterinarians. even though the indications are generic to these operating within the box they can be taken care of independently and their collective reason is going unrecognised. during this ebook the writer provides the proof for the crowd of signs concerned and treating them as a unmarried syndrome with a unmarried reason - biomechanical malignment.

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Initially, the ilia do not move as the spine extends and the sacrum n u tates. Once n u tation has taken up all the slack in the interosseous, sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments (Fig. 16A), and in the pelvic floor muscles a nd ligaments a ttaching to the coccyx, further extension will result in a n terior rota­ tion of the i l i a . Standing or landing o n one leg There is ipsilateral SI joint movement consisting pri­ marily of an upward translation of the ilium, with or without an element of a n terior or posterior rota tion, relative to the sacrum .

43A-D; see also Fig. 46B); a less likely cause is an actual differ­ ence in the height of the innominates (see Fig. 80 ) . I f the pelvic obliquity persists, but w i th t h e iliac crest now higher on the side opposite to that noted in stand­ ing, malalignment is even more likely to be present to account for such a change. The pelvis remains level in the presence of a n outflare and i nflare alone. BONY LAN DMAR KS OF THE PELVIS In practice, assessment using the pelvic landmarks may not be entirely accurate because of muscle imbal­ ance, congeni tal or acquired side-to-side differences of bony contou rs, o r a u nilateral tendency to pronation or supination when weight-bearing.

The normill interplay of these systems resu lts in a s ma l l amount of displacement of the joint su rfaces with mi nimal resistance, the so-called neutral zone, and makes for stability (Fi g . 19A). I n j u ry to or degener­ ation of articu lations a n d/or supporting l i g a ments (passive system), muscle weakness (active system) a n d t h e incoord i n a t i o n o r fa i l u re o f mu scle f u n ction (control system) can a l l res u lt in i nstability, with abnormal d isplacement of the joint su rfaces around a n Panjabi: active, passive and neural control systems en la rged neutral zone (Fig.

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