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The Malalignment Syndrome

diagnosis and treatment of common pelvic and back pain

Lack of appreciation and knowledge of the malalignment syndrome often leads to a failure to notice the possible aetiological or predisposing factors contributing to many musculoskeletal problems. Recognition of the syndrome by physicians, chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, sports trainers and others dealing with patients and athletes (including equine) can help them implement appropriate treatment and training to correct the malalignment and actually prevent the initial occurrence of symptoms.

Now in its second edition, The Malalignment Syndrome has established itself as a trusty one-stop reference providing a detailed description of this syndrome and how it can be identified and treated. It concentrates on the trunk, pelvis, spine, sacroiliac joint and legs, incorporating anatomy, biomechanics, stability issues, possible causes, examination and diagnostic techniques as well as a comprehensive treatment approach. Emphasis is also placed on the participation of the patient/athlete in the day-to day treatment process to achieve long-term results.

Physiotherapists, Manual Therapists, Physicians


Published: November 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4835-7


  • Foreword
    Introduction 2012
    Introduction 2002 (1st edition)

    Ch 1. The malalignment syndrome: A synopsis

    Ch 2. Common presentations and diagnostic techniques

    Ch 3. The Malalignment Syndrome

    Ch 4. The malalignment syndrome: Related pain phenomena and the implications for medicine

    Ch 5. Clinical correlations in sports

    Ch 6. Horses, saddles and riders
    David Lane and Lauren Fraser

    Ch 7. A comprehensive treatment approach

    Ch 8. Treatment: Manual therapy modes
    Sarah Stevens and Karina Steinberg

    Ch 9. Conclusion

    1. Sacroiliac joint ‘rotational malalignment’
    2. Sacroiliac joint ’upslip’ (right side)
    3. Asymmetry of lower extremity ranges of motion
    4. Asymmetry of lower extremity muscle strength
    5. Clinical correlations specific to running
    6. Clinical findings: Anatomical (true) long right leg
    7. Combination of asymmetries (1st case presentation)
    8. Combination of asymmetries (2nd case presentation)
    9. ‘The thoracolumbar syndrome’
    10. Clinical correlations to non-specific sports
    11. Clinical correlations to specific sports
    12. Factors contributing to recurrence of injuries
    13. Causes of recurrent malalignment



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