Pelvic Misalignment*

 

Misalignment of the pelvis: In chiropractic and equine parlance, it is commonly loosely referred to as ‘pelvis out'. In principle, this special note applies to all species, whether horse, pony, dog or cat.

I am of the belief that what we call pelvic misalignment is actually distortion of the lumbo-sacral joint. The pelvis is ‘fixed' to the sacrum so shows the resultant misalignment. Of course, this fault misaligns the hip joints and all the muscles of the pelvis and hind limb work abnormally as a result. We have seen patella locking (stifle locking) in horses so affected and, in dogs, patella luxation is often more noticeable if the pelvis is not correctly aligned.

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