Exploring Nonoperative Exercise Interventions for Individuals with Femoroacetabular Impingement

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American College of Sports Medicine
APPLY IT!Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is characterized by pathologic contact during hip range of motion, with aggravating movements most noted in hip flexion, adduction, and internal rotation. Hip impingement diagnoses and surgeries are becoming an increasingly prevalent concern with todayʼs athletes and general population. Exploration of nonoperative exercise interventions is warranted. Exercise professionals can safely improve postural alignment, core stabilization, gluteal activation, and range of motion in individuals with FAI.Morphological correction and prevention of hip osteoarthritis are often primary reasons to support arthroscopy for individuals with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). However, exploration of nonsurgical approaches such as exercise intervention focused on postural alignment, core stabilization, and gluteal activation may improve motor control and hip stabilization strength and provide a nonoperative alternative to surgery.
Exercise therapy, Clinical exercise physiology, Hip joint
Terrell, Sara Lynn Ph.D.; Lynch, James M.D.. Exploring Nonoperative Exercise Interventions for Individuals with Femoroacetabular Impingement. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: 1/2 2019 - Volume 23 - Issue 1 - p 22-30 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000451