The presentation of a newly recognized syndrome, which commonly occurs in athletes and participants in sports at all levels. Although the symptoms are familiar to those working in the field, they are often treated independently and their collective cause goes unrecognized. This text presents the evidence for looking at the group of symptoms involved and treating them as a single syndrome with a single cause -- biomechanical malignment. Recognition of the cause among sports trainers and physios will also help them to give appropriate training and treatment to correct the malalignment and so prevent the occurrence of the syndrome. Reviews The author has compiled 10 years of research to give us a very clear and complete picture of the malalignment syndrome. This is a common syndrome and affects the majority of school children and adults. It involves distortion of the pelvic ring and associated changes in the configuration of the vertebrae. It is also characterized by asymmetrical range of movement, soft tissue tension, and muscle strength. Fortunately, there are 3 common presentations and the tests to determine the diagnosis are not difficult. This book contains in depth details of etiology and the clinical presentations of these patterns. The correction of these patterns are fairly easy to learn. There are 3 techniques for correction: MET (muscle energy techniques), traction, and leverage techniques. These can be taught and completed at home so the realignment can be maintained independently. The author stresses that treatment not only involves the skill of the practitioner. Success is dependent on the efforts of the patient. It must be considered a long term commitment to achieve success. Traditional methods of treating the symptoms will ultimately fail if the malalignment is not diagnosed and corrected. For that reason, massage, adjustments and modalities provide temporary relief at best. Initially, it is hoped that individuals be assessed by a health professional with the expertise to deal with the complete picture. This practitioner can teach techniques of self diagnosis and correction as outlined in the textbook. Doctors, physiotherapists and other health care practitioners, athletes and the general populace will find the knowledge invaluable. It will remain a respected reference and essestial guide for all of us.
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