Ames, Iowa Chiropractor Holds Workshop on Endurance Athletics and the "Short Leg"
Chiropractor Dr. Zachary Ward is taking the mystery out of the short leg. Sometimes known as the “functional short leg” or the “short physiological leg,” the phenomenon of the short leg and its relationship to running and cycling is the subject of a local workshop for Ames, Iowa.
Sometimes known as the “functional short leg” or the “short physiological leg,” the phenomenon of the short leg and its relationship to running and cycling is the subject of a local workshop on Monday March 8, 2010 at 7 PM.
Avid runners, cyclists, and triathlon enthusiasts are invited, as well as the general public.
The short leg has long been recognized by orthopedists, podiatrists, sports medicine physicians, and chiropractors, but its meaning and cause remains controversial. Research has connected the incidence of a short leg with low back pain and even the possible need for knee surgery. Dr. Zachary Ward will provide a brief review of the research of the short leg and, its relationship to posture, and connect them both to the needs and concerns of endurance athletes.
Athletes that have struggled with chronic injury and pain may find the information the most helpful.
The workshop will include a lecture, demonstrations, and a Q&A period. Estimated program time is 1 hour. Time and location: Ames Public Library, the Community Room (upstairs), Monday March 8, 2010 at 7 PM in Ames, Iowa.
Dr. Zachary Ward