1. The area of leg length discrepancy is quite controversial, with differing beliefs and approaches from practitioners of different modalities who have received different trainings. I hope this brief document is found useful.
2. Some LLDs can be caused by structural differences in the lengths/vertical dimensions of bones. These are called true LLDs. Some LLDs can be caused by dysfunctions in joints and their associated soft tissues, and misalignment of bones. These are called false or functional LLDs. It is important to differentiate between true and false LLDs.
3. In addition leg lengths can be assessed in standing, sitting, and lying prone and supine.
4. Another more in-depth document will be forthcoming that goes more into different methods of LLD assessment, as well as treatment, common errors and misunderstandings.
5. PRACTICAL BACKGROUND BASICS
BOTTOM LINE – PRELIMINARY STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT – PRE-TREATMENT
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