A CHIROPRACTOR yesterday told Eastern Court that a saleswoman charged with wasting police time was suffering from hip-joint distortion and a neck injury. Defence witness Sandra Leung said the accused, Diana Li Lai-ming, visited her clinic in September. She found Li, who was assaulted on April 1 during a scuffle with a husband and wife, had a knee deformity. Li, 37, who is appearing in court using crutches and a neck brace, is facing two counts of wasting police time and two alternative charges of giving police false information. She has denied the charges. The prosecution alleges Li wasted 150 man-hours by lodging a grievance on May 2 in which part of her statement was unfounded. Li claimed the officers handling the investigation into her assault, at the Chinese Products Emporium in Causeway Bay, were negligent and biased against her. The chiropractor said she had recommended Li wear a collar for the neck injury, but her patient had not taken her advice until the following month when her symptoms were diminishing. Miss Leung said she had not told Li to use crutches. Earlier, prosecution witness Dr Louis Hsu Che-shek testified he could not find any abnormality that would cause Li's complaints. Prosecutor John Reading and defence counsel Margaret Ng will make their final submissions to Magistrate Tong Man in writing. Mr Tong adjourned the case until Christmas Eve.