Diagnosis and Adjustment of the Positive Derifield

By: Wayne Henry Zemelka, DC Positive Derifield (+D) analysis is derived from observing the Leg Length Inequality (LLI) (Fig. 1), in that the short leg in extension comes even or crosses over to become longer when placed into flexion (Fig. 2). A +D indicates that the rotation of the ilium occurs at the acetabulum, therefore 

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Plantar Fasciitis, the King of Foot Pain

Download PDF Plantar Fasciitis and His Nasty Apprentice, the Heel Spur Also known as “heel pain syndrome,” plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, resulting from a gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia or sudden trauma to the area. Patients may describe the sensation as a sharp stab or deep ache in 

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Pronation and Orthotic Support

Download PDF Now When a foot is severely pronated, or flat, it means its arches have fallen. Flat feet are less shock-absorbent and make for a less stable “base” for everything above: bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. Feet are the body’s foundation. Flat feet can cause serious problems all the way up 

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