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Hip injuries

11 factors that differentiate sciatica from hamstring or other...

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Leg injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries

Michael Lancaster discusses potential diagnoses in cases presenting with rear thigh pain, and how to sleuth out the cause. Posterior thigh pain provides a great challenge to sports physiotherapists around the world, with the most common cause being hamstring strains(1). However, there are a number of structures that cause pain both locally or referred. Identification of... MORE

Uncommon injuries: ischio-femoral impingement

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries

While hip pain is a common complaint among athletes, the diagnosis of ischia-femoral impingement’ (IFI) in cases of posterior pain is rare. Chris Mallac explains the pathoanatomy of IFI, the typical signs and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. Athletes often complain about pain in the posterior hip that sometimes radiates down the back... MORE

Masterclass: Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) – Part I

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Joint injuries, Masterclass, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the first part of this 2-part article, Chris Mallac looks at the surgery and rehab options for Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), an increasingly common musculoskeletal disorder that can affect young to middle aged athletes. In part two, Chris will describe in detail the post-operative rehabilitation period required to take an athlete back to full competition MORE

Masterclass: Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) – Part II

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Improve, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the first part of this 2-part article on femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI), Chris Mallac discussed how FAI can lead to insidious onset groin pain and damage the hip joint labrum, leading to early arthritic changes. Given that conservative management usually fails in young athletes and requires surgery, part two describes the post-operative rehabilitation period required to take an athlete back to full competition... MORE


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