Tests of leg length inequality are an integral component of many chiropractic analytical techniques. However, little is known about the clinical utility of leg length testing.  This project will evaluate the psychometric properties of leg length inequality testing. This will include an assessment of the reliability and validity of the test, sensitivity to change of the test, and an assessment of whether the cephalad pressure placed on the patient’s feet during compressive leg testing influences the results of the test. This study should be of interest to chiropractors and educators who routinely use and teach the use of this test as a means of analysing for vertebral subluxations.

Grant Value: $19,708
Chief Investigator: Dr Kelly Holt – New Zealand College of Chiropractic
Status: In Progress

Researcher Updates:

  • Ocotober 2023
    COVID-related uncertainties, and team members were stuck overseas, resulting in a shortage of on-ground staff. Has delayed the progress of this project.  However data is being collected right now and the analysis will take place during 2024.