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FAI Rehab Protocol Part 1

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Exercise Rehab Protocol

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAI)

FAI syndrome is caused by premature contact of the femur and acetabulum during hip motion.
The 2 classifications of FAIS are cam and pincer impingement. Aspherical deformation of the femoral head occurs with cam deformity, whereas pincer deformity presents with excessive prominence of the outer rim of the acetabulum.

Nonoperative rehab protocols include 4 central goals:
  • Postural positioning.
  • Core strength,
  • Hip strength and motor control,
  • Functional range of motion.
Effective rehab relies on the practitioner’s ability to individualize programming to specific desired outcomes.

Terrell et al. (2020), presented an overview of FAI, including a common protocol for FAI rehab.

In the coming posts, example progressions and exercises will be featured, including:
  • Postural Exercises
  • Core Stabilization Exercises
  • Hip Strength & Motor Control Exercises
  • Flexibility and Mobility Exercises
Terrell et al. 2020. Therapeutic Exercise Approaches to Nonoperative and Postoperative Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome. Journal of Athletic Training 2020;55(11):000–000.

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Dalton Urrutia, MSc PT

Dalton is a Physical Therapist from Oregon, currently living and running the performance physiotherapy clinic he founded in London for Grapplers and Strength & Conditioning athletes. Dalton runs the popular instagram account @physicaltherapyresearch, where he posts easy summaries of current and relevant research on health, fitness, and rehab topics. 
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