Sacral belts are primarily thought of to help those with low back conditions. You do not have to have a “pelvis first philosophy” to apply sacral belts as a standard (exam and correction) in your practice. I know many upper cervical or brain-based clinics that have implemented the use of sacral belts into their specialty with rave reviews and additional treatment success. I have been aware of sacral belt benefits as a young chiropractic patient (for myself at age 8 or so due to a significant axial compression impact injury of my low back/pelvis).
I am not a one-dimensional pelvis specialist, but I am a pelvic expert. In my late teens and 20’s I learned to build world-class strength and flexible pelvises as a strength coach and competitive strength athlete. And then, I became a chiropractor, which provided additional exam and treatment skills. No matter the great work you do, the teachings I provide in Performancepractic TV (adjustments, laser, soft tissue, nutrition etc) and FIT® System have proven to help the most advanced practitioners to the next level with their understanding of pelvic function, examination, correction and outcome.
Symptoms are the tip of the iceberg. A strength coach understands that "the most power comes from the pelvis!" This is true whether you are throwing a ball or throwing a punch, as well as if you are a wrestler or a track athlete, etc. The concept of power comes from the pelvis (do not misinterpret from the "above down, inside out philosophy") is also true if you are just trying to have a good quality of life and getting groceries pain-free. Which requires a lower physical capacity necessary vs. what it takes to be a novice weekend warrior athlete, let alone a moderate - elite athlete of any kind but requires a level of function fitting to the activity, which many patients do not possess.
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You can use sacral belts based upon patient symptoms and history. But by performing a simple muscle test referred to as "The Standing Stress Test" (Created by Jerry Hochman D.C.) has a tremendous educational impact on the patient and can further tell the examining clinician if it is the right or left sacral ligament that is the injured. Check out the Standing Stress Test video and purchase your sacral belts from Performancepractic.com.
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Why Does My Back Still Hurt Series
Part 1: Patient History
Part 2: Scars
Part 3: Anatomical Short Leg
Part 4: Adjusting
Part 5: Sacral Belts
Part 6: Inflammation