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Pelvic Imbalance

20 January


A high ilium is one of the most common pelvic imbalances. It can set off a chain reaction, thus resulting in many other low back and pelvic dysfunctions. It results in shortened quadratus lumborum (QL) and spinal erector muscles on the high side.  Compressive stresses (shortened tissues) on the high side can then result in a functional leg length deviation (‘long leg’ phenomenon). A standing (weight-bearing) comparison of the iliac crest is the most valuable assessment of this imbalance.


  • A high ilium will often cause a lumbar side bending. If a side bending is present, it will almost always be toward the side of the high ilium. Rotation of the lumbar spine (indicated by a posterior transverse process on that side) will usually, but not always, be to the side opposite the side bending (Side-bent left, rotated right).
  • A lumbar side-bending correction (Type 1) is used to correct a high ilium and/or lumbar side-bend, by stretching the short soft tissues (QL’s and spinal erectors) above the high ilium.

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