The Biomechanics of Gait

By: Jeffrey D. Olsen, DC The biomechanics of gait affect not only the lower extremities, but also the rhythmic movements of the entire body. To appreciate this obvious relationship, picture running with your arms folded across your chest or with your chin tucked. Just like restricting these key components of a balanced gait feels awkward, 

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Radiology Corner – What Are These Peculiar Calcifications?

By: Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR and Michael S. Barry, DC, DACBR History This eight-year-old patient presents with a history of scoliosis and back pain. Where and what are the peculiar calcifications? Are these symptom-producing lesions? (See next page.) Diagnosis Childhood idiopathic intervertebral disc calcification. Discussion There are two forms of disc calcification, apparently 

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Low Back Pain Improves with A-S-R

By: William M. Austin, DC, CCSP, CCRD During standing, walking, and running the lumbar spine and pelvis balance on the lower extremities. As shown in Fig. 1, leg or foot asymmetries send abnormal forces along the closed Kinetic/Kinematic Chain, interfering with spinal function.1 And interfering with spinal function can result in a number of bodily malfunctions. 

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Q-Angle and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Before you read… Watch Our Video on the Q-Angle by Tim Maggs, DC. ___ This paper targets one specific knee condition (patellofemoral pain syndrome), offers a possible indicator for predicting patients at risk (Q-angle measurement) and suggests adjunctive treatment options (rehab exercises and flexible custom orthotics). Knee pain, in its most generalized definition, is experienced 

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Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low-Back Pain

Download PDF By: Jerrilyn A. Cambron, DC, PhD, Manuel Duarte, DC, Jennifer Dexheimer, BS, LMT, and Thomas Solecki, DC Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the feasibility of a randomized clinical trial of shoe orthotics for chronic low-back pain. Methods: The study recruited 50 patients with chronic low-back pain through 

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Incredible Stories: Importance of Chiropractic Care

By: Fabrizio Mancini, DC “You cannot solve problems with the same level of thinking that existed when the problems were created.” —Albert Einstein This quote by one of the brightest minds in history is simple in its genius. It opens one story in Chicken Soup for the Chiropractic Soul about a mother and daughter whose 

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Leg Length Discrepancy: Treating the Conditions

Detect, Correct, and Prevent Conditions Caused by Leg Length Discrepancies By: John Palo, BS, DC, CCSP, DABCO “Doctors, teachers, and those who nurse the sick should be aware what sort of thing is man, what is life, what is health, and in what manner a parity and concordance of the elements maintains it; while a discordance of these 

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