So far we have shared with you a video that introduced you to Core Muscle Injury (CMI)/Athletic Pubagia & Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI). We followed that up with an in-depth scientific article that explained in clinical terms what these injuries are, and then blew your mind with Coach Rowe’s views on how he handles these conditions.
The final part of this series is to give you a few exercise ideas that we might use to help prevent and/or treat our clients that may suffer from this. *Note: these are not necessarily exactly what we might prescribe, as our thorough evaluation will determine the correct course of action and which exercises are indicated for recovery.
To help in the repositioning of the femur into the posterior aspect of the acetabulum, I have found that doing band assisted stretches to be very effective. With correct positioning, the band should pull the head of the femur posteriorly and laterally to its optimal position. Typically I will hold these stretches for at least 3 minutes per side, and as much as 7 minutes. The long time frame will help move the stretch past the muscle level and into the joint capsule. Very short duration stretches do not address capsular stiffness, which may or may not be a restriction for the client.
We hope that you have enjoyed following this series. If you feel that you, or someone you know, may suffer from these conditions, please drop us a line; we’d love to help you.
From our Aspire family to yours, we wish you all the best in 2017.