The Malalignment Syndrome

“I feel twisted”, “I look crooked in the mirror”, “My problems have been going on for years”, “I have tried every kind of treatment” are commonly heard statements. Whether you have complaints or not, it’s time to look at your body alignment, given that the pelvis and spine are not properly aligned in 80% of us. Think of a car that has an alignment problem! The tires wear differently and the car may wiggle and wobble, eventually causing structural damage to the frame and steering mechanism. We are not so different. Unwanted stresses caused by malalignment can affect every part of your body. You may feel it, for example, as “low back pain”, a “bursitis”, “tight hamstrings”. This book starts by explaining how your pelvis and spine function when in alignment and what happens when things go wrong. It describes some easy ways to recognize and treat the three most common ways the pelvis goes out of alignment. Then it outlines the “malalignment syndrome” – the typical changes and complaints associated with malalignment that, unfortunately, often lead to unwarranted investigation, misdiagnosis, and inappropriate and sometimes harmful treatment. After discussing the impact on various sports, it provides a comprehensive treatment approach aimed at achieving and maintaining your alignment making use of appropriate complementary techniques, and encouraging your regular participation to achieve lasting results…

Reviews of “The Malalignment Syndrome”

‘As a clinician, academic, and researcher, I have found the level of detail in this book excellent. The authors and contributors have provided comprehensive material that is well supported by research evidence where available.’
 Gregory Kolt, British Journal of Sports Medicine (2004; 38: 506-507)

‘This is a bright, refreshing, easily-read book, which features a vast number of high-quality diagrams and photographs…the author’s coverage of the subject is concise, elaborate and well-referenced…This book is an invaluable reference for doctors and physiotherapists in sports medicine and I am sure it will stand the test of time’ Tom Nolan, Physiotherapy (2003; 89: 6)‘…an excellent and highly recommended book that should be found on every practitioner’s shelf’
David J. Szaraz, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (July/August 2003)

‘The book is cleverly written and presented so that enthusiasts of biomechanics can use it as a problem-solving reference book or read it from cover to cover without getting bored…This book is a must for all clinicians dealing with problems associated with the human musculoskeletal system and I am confident that it will not collect dust.’
 N. Padhiar, Physical Therapy in Sport (2003; 98: 4)