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What is the difference between anatomically short and physiologically short?

Anatomically short leg is actually shorter than the other due to fracture or some other disturbance during growth. Physiologically short leg is one that appears short due to pelvic misalignment


How does physiological deficiency occur?



Can you measure the actual leg length deficiency?



What is the ratio of mm misalignment to mm correction?

For every 5mm of misalignment, 2mm will be corrected


What are the indications for a heel/shoe lift? Main consideration?

Deficiency of 7mm or more, not holding adjustments, lumbar body rotation on side of short leg, the high side of the rainbow is on the short side
Main consideration= whether or not patient is holding their adjustments


Amount of difference to be corrected should be?

Full amount of actual difference