Category Archives for Pelvic symmetry

A preliminary study to investigate the prevalence and progression of pelvic axial rotations among neonate foals.

The importance of symmetry and musculoskeletal well-being in the ridden horse is widely acknowledged
Pelvic asymmetries may be present in new born foals, or certainly develop very early in life.
Positive evidence of pelvic axial asymmetry from birth to 8-9 weeks of age in foals.

An investigation into the relationship of pelvic misalignment on forelimb hoof size

Pelvic rotation misalignment can be associated with reduced performance and lameness
Redistribution of locomotor forces to other limbs to off-load a limb is a compensatory mechanism
Evidence of a statistically significant relationship between the alignment of the pelvis and growth (length and width) of horse’s fore-hooves

An investigation into relationships of horse and rider pelvic asymmetry.

Assessment of single horse and rider partnerships for misalignments and asymmetry of neck, spine, pelvis
Positive evidence of a relationship between the direction of the pelvic rotation of the horse and rider pelvic tilt.
Positive basis for further research into causal effect relationships of horse and rider asymmetries.

An investigation into the effects of McTimoney chiropractic treatment on axial rotation of the equine pelvis.

Quantitative assessment of the effect of chiropractic treatment on the axial rotation of the pelvis to reduce asymmetry.
Statistical evidence of postural pelvic asymmetry improvement with McTimoney treatment for at least a 3 week period