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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

Vastus Medialis Obliquus: Part II

in Acute injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Knee injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Overuse injuries, Power development, Prevent, Strength

In part one of this series, Chris Mallac explained the anatomy and complex biomechanics of the VMO and its role in relation to the patellofemoral joint. In part 2, he argues that regardless of cause and effect of the VMO on patellofemoral pain, VMO dysfunction in the presence of pain is very real, and thus exercises to rehabilitate the function of this muscle are necessary... MORE

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