Excessive Pronation and the Q-Angle

By: Mark N. Charrette, DC The Q-angle is a very important indicator of biomechanical function in the lower extremity. This measurement reflects the effect of the quadriceps mechanism on the knee (hence the “Q” angle). When assessed correctly, it supplies very useful information concerning the alignment of the pelvis, leg, and foot. Determination of the 

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Adjusting the Overcompensated (Rotated) Cervical Syndrome

By: Kevin Wapelhorst, DC and Wayne Henry Zemelka, DC [ed.] The “Overcompensated Cervical Syndrome” or “Rotated Cervical Syndrome” is a condition that is not all that common in our patient population, and to the average doctor it is a challenge to manage. The Thompson Technique, however, provides the doctor of Chiropractic a procedure to manage 

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Orthotics Are Fit for the Olympics

By: John K. Hyland, DC, DACBR, DABCO, CSCS With very few exceptions, the sports competitions held during the Winter Olympics are dependent on the function and stability of the feet. This goes for the various types of skiing (alpine, cross-country, and freestyle), skating (figure, dance, speed, hockey), and snowboarding. Participation in these events requires consistent 

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Shin Splints (Video)

By: Tim Maggs, DC Lower leg pain associated with overuse typical of runners and other athletes is broadly defined as “shin splints.” Numerous conditions fall within this category of injuries, and various theories exist for their causes. Understanding the role of lower extremity biomechanics, especially those involving the subtalar joint, is critical to effective treatment: 

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Orthotics for the Olympics

Orthotics for the Olympics By: John K. Hyland, DC, DACBR, DABCO, CSCS With very few exceptions, the sports competitions held during the Winter Olympics are dependent on the function and stability of the feet. This goes for the various types of skiing (alpine, cross-country, and freestyle), skating (figure, dance, speed, hockey), and snowboarding. Participation in 

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