- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Study shows screening for supine leg length inequality a reliable procedure
Examination for the supine leg-length inequality as a sign of neuromuscular dysfunction is a common screening procedure used in upper cervical chiropractic. The National Upper Cervical Research Foundation recently published a study showing the reliability of this procedure in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics (JPMT 2011;34:239-246). This study showed good reliability in determining the presence of a leg-length inequality.
Dr. Philip Schalow, owner of 1st Step Chiropractic and a NUCCA practitioner states, “The leg-length check is one of the most important screening tools we use in spotting a compromised brainstem. When the control centers at the base of the brain are seriously impaired, one leg will pull up, making it appear shorter. There are other screening tools, but it is good to have the published research that lets everyone know that what we are doing on the clinic “front lines” is really observable.” Free screenings are available at 1st Step Chiropractic. Call (815) 398-4500 to make an appointment for a free screening.
From the Feb. 15-21, 2012, issue