A 3 ½ month old baby girl presented who had been born prematurely (32 weeks) and subsequently was found to have an intestinal volvulus (where the intestine was twisted 1 ½ times on itself obstructing passage of contents through the gut.) Surgery (LADD procedure) to correct the problem was performed successfully at 2 months of age.
Postural evaluation by holding the baby in the air (under the axillae) revealed a distinct lateral deviation of her pelvis and lower extremities to the right of about 20 degrees. IRT, not to her scar, but to the sites of the surgical intestinal reattachment in the right lower quadrant and the left upper quadrant resulted in an even postural pattern of the pelvis and the lower limbs.
-DR. WALLY SCHMITT, CHAPEL HILL, NC