Osteopathy treatment for short leg syndrome, also known as short long leg syndrome.

Short leg syndrome is common and often is false. The osteopathy treatment for short leg syndrome is the same whether the syndrome is false or real.

Short leg syndrome is normally associated with scoliosis, most cases of lumbago, alteration in cervical vertebra and post – natal.

In this treatment support in category 1 is used to normalize the hips. The misalignment can be caused by the pro perceptive system, the system which feeds the brain information via the nervous system from the body about movement and position in relation to the support.

Osteopathy tests for short leg syndrome.

The patient is faced down on the bed, feet off the edge.

  1. Align feet and ask the patient to turn the head to the right and then left, aligning the feet between each head rotation. If the length of the legs change there is a problem in the top of the neck.
  2. Align the feet and ask the patient to open her or his mouth, if the length of the feet change there is are short muscles in the temples and jaw.
  3. Align the feet and ask the patient to hold his / her breath for 3 seconds. If there is a change in the length of leg the diaphragm is blocked.
  4. Turn the patient over and lift both legs to the ceiling 90º and check if one leg is shorter than the other. The shorter leg indicates that there is a problem in the sacrum / illiacs

If any of these tests results are positive the patient has false short leg syndrome.

Osteopathy treatment for short leg syndrome

Observe the Achilles tendons, gluts or lumber region to check for tension and unbalance.

Where unbalance is found apply impulses concentrically to stimulate lax muscles and impulses eccentrically for tense muscles. These impulses are applied to either the gluts or crest iliac. These impulses send messages the brain via the prospective system


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