Understanding Hip Joint Pain in the Young Adult

I’m going to write a really quick overview of my understanding of the young adult hip joint (the joint itself, not the region). Why? Well I’m kind of considered an expert on it for some weird reason and you may find some value in it. I was the founder of the Hip Special Interest Group of the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. I’ve written a ton of articles/textbook chapters on the subject and am currently involved in several research projects trying to answer more questions regarding the hip, specifically in athletes. I also teach a weekend course around the United States on evaluation and treatment of hip pathology. All this makes me an “authority”. Of course, if history has taught us anything, all of this makes me the LAST person you should listen to… (more…)

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Appropriate Treatment Good; Inappropriate Treatment Bad
Photo Credit: Carl Carpenter

Appropriate Treatment Good; Inappropriate Treatment Bad

Photo Credit: Carl Carpenter
Photo Credit: Carl Carpenter

Ok. So you know that I don’t like the idea of defining the world as “Good Things” and “Bad Things”. I also generally don’t like politics and advertising. Both have the one goal of defending a position no matter what. I’m just not a fan of blind promotion. It really leaves you open to the false dilemma fallacy.

Even though I am a physical therapist, I am not a fan of blind promotion of physical therapy. I think it hurts the profession more than it helps. More importantly, it hurts patients. (more…)

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