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Pelvic Adjustment Causes Increase in Jump Height

Pelvic Adjustment Causes Increase in Jump Height

Study exhibits exciting results:

A study entitled “The Influence of Pelvic Adjustment on Vertical Jump Height in Female University Students with Functional Leg-Length Inequality”  aimed to investigate the effect of pelvic adjustment on vertical jump height (VJH) in female university students with functional leg length inequality (FLLI). as published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science.

Thirty female university students with FLLI were divided into a pelvic adjustment group (15 people) and a stretching (control) group (15 people). VJH was measured using an OptoGait.  After the intervention, jump height improved significantly compared with the pre-intervention height only in the pelvic adjustment group, while FLLI showed statistically significant improvement in both groups.

This means that although stretching improved alignment of the postural muscles in the pelvis, it did not improve performance.

The pelvis, a structure located between the hip joint and the lumbosacral spine and attached to several muscles, regulates the movement of the hip joint and lumbosacral spine. The position of the pelvis is the most critical factor determining the sagittal alignment and posture of the human body. Only when the pelvis is in the neutral position can be in the right posture, move the upper and lower body in the dynamic posture, and improve daily movements and ambulatory ability.

Vertical jumping is practiced to enhance the muscular strength and endurance of the leg and serves as a barometer of muscular strength.  In the pre- and post-intervention comparison, VJH improved significantly only in the adjustment group, while FLLI improved significantly in both the adjustment group and the stretching group.  When comparing the pre-intervention data, post-intervention data, and changes between the pre- and post-intervention data, VJH showed statistical significance only for the changes between the pre-and post-intervention data, while FLLI showed statistical significance for post-intervention data and changes between the pre- and post-intervention data

The results suggest that chiropractic care, specifically pelvic subluxation reduction, might be responsible an increase in vertical jump height.  This is one more addition to the many examples of how chiropractic can improve sport performance.

Subluxations are manifestations of stress that creates interruption in the nervous system.  The result is poorer coordination, misalignment, and tight or weak musculature.  Chiropractic to remove subluxations is an excellent way to improve performance and overall health.