Long Term Management of FAI

Long Term Management of Hip Impingement We have covered a lot in the first three parts of this series. Once you are back to consistent training, how do you prevent this from coming back? While there is no full-proof way to guarantee not getting hurt, here are a few ways we can do to build confidence with runners as they …

Returning to Running with Hip Impingement

In the first two parts of this series, we discussed the initial management of runners with FAI and how to progress back to exercise. You can read those HERE and HERE. Once a runner is up and moving, we advance them back to running.  We want to remind ourselves that hip impingement tends not to like excessive ranges of motion, which helps us …

Programming Exercises for Runners with Hip Impingement

In part one of our hip impingement series, we discussed critical themes for initial management with runners. If you have not had a chance to read that post, check it out HERE.  After we have removed the aggravating positions or movements and began challenging the hip with more “hip-friendly” exercise variations, we want to expand on how we are challenging the …

What FAI is, What it’s Not and How That Affects its Management (Part I)

The body of research on FAI (hip impingement) has increased substantially over the past few years. The number of runners and triathletes treated with this diagnosis seems to be growing too. Most runners are told they have a misshaped bone in their hip that irritates the joint, causes a labral tear, or relates to another hip “issue.”
Let’s set some basics on what FAI is and what it is not.

“My Glutes Aren’t Firing”

Health care providers regularly tell runners they have a plethora of problems. They aren’t flexible enough, run with a heel strike, and don’t have weak glutes. They’re lucky even to be standing!