Invited Commentary: 3 Reasons Why Hockey Players have “Tight Hips”

The following article was written by Matt Kelly, MScPT who is a physiotherapist and former Canadian junior hockey player.  Matt has worked with athletes of all levels including high school, collegiate and professional. He is also one of the main contributors for Be Elite Rehab and Performance.  One common complaint I hear from athletes in general, but…

Femoroacetabular Impingement: Morphology Does Not Equal Pathology

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAIS) was described as early as 19361 and has been drastically increasing in popularity over the past two decades2. As this condition has become more respected amongst the medical community, the number of patients identified with FAIS was significantly increased3. With this increased recognition, there has also been a markedly rising number…

Hip Pain: Return to Sport Considerations

Pre-arthritic hip pain is a common occurrence among athletes, especially those competing in ice hockey1 and field-based team sports (soccer, rugby, and football).2 While this area receives less attention than knee or shoulder injuries, current research is beginning to improve diagnosis and treatment of both intra-articular and extra-articular hip pathology. But, what about return to sport? What the Literature Says Determining…

Conservative Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement

The following is an article written for the online, video-based physical therapy continuing education company MedBridge… FAI Prevalence As mentioned in my previous post on differential diagnosis of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip pain is an all too common occurrence among older adults and adolescents.1 Older adults. According to a survey and subsequent study of 2,221 German respondents…

Differential Diagnosis: Femoroacetabular Impingement

Hip pain is an all too common occurrence among older adults and adolescents alike. According to a survey and subsequent study conducted based on a predominantly female German population by Thiem et al. Out of the 2,221 individuals (> 40 years old) who responded, 15.2% reported hip pain and 3.5% reported bilateral hip pain. Similarly,…