Monday, December 6, 2010
Top 100 Biomechanical Guidelines #29: Watch for a Decrease in Limb Dominance with Lift Therapy
The 2 videos below show limb dominance to the long left side with walking, and correction of that limb dominance after lifts are placed in the shoe of the short right side. Gait evaluation when treating short leg syndrome is crucial since you must see if the lift therapy is working and correcting the postural problems. When the gait looks worse, or no better, after you have placed 1/4inch or more into a shoe, RED FLAGS should be raised for you may be treating the wrong side, or no leg length problem at all. There you probably need standing xray verification on whether you are correctly attacking the true problem.