Right Sphenoid Torsion rotates the occiput into a left torsion at the SBS

  • The dura twists (greater foramen of the occiput down to the pelvis)
  • The pelvis unlevels - side bending (tilting) left
  • This creates a functional LLD: long left leg, short right leg

In order to maintain balance:

  • The left foot typically pronates (to shorten the limb)
  • The right foot typically supinates (to lengthen the limb)

Sphenoid bone - left torsion (tilted downward to left) 

  • Occiput tilts downward to the right (right torsion)
  • The head frequently tilts to the right.

Pure Descending Postural Distortional Pattern

Left Sphenoid Torsion


Left sphenoid torsion (e.g., from trauma) rotates the occiput into a right torsion at the SBS

  • The dura twists (greater foramen of the occiput down to the pelvis)
  • The pelvis unlevels - side bending (tilting) right
  • This creates a functional LLD: long right leg, short left leg

In order to maintain balance:

  • The right foot typically pronates (to shorten the limb)
  • The left foot typically supinates (to lengthen the limb)