This continuing education quiz will explore and review acetabular hip pain and how a personal trainer can help clients with this hip dysfunction regain function. Learn the recent buzz in physical therapy and sports medicine about a “new” dysfunction of the hip called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). FAI is a pathomechanical process in which abnormal contact stresses between the ball and the socket cause joint damage around the hip, predisposing the client to osteoarthritis and labral degeneration. Learn where this pain extends out to, how personal trainers can properly assess this dysfunction in clients, and when to take certain measures. Learn what type of programming is recommended when a doctor prescribes conservative treatment. Gather this crucial information on FAI and gain the knowledge of careful programming and periodization training.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Explain what femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is.
- Identify common FAI symptoms, review the pathology and say what the contributing risk factors are.
- Differentiate and understand the two main types of FAI.
- Understand how the progression of FAI can lead to labral pathologies.
- Design an individualized, comprehensive training program for a client who has FAI.