Posts in "Hip/Lower Abdominal Injuries"

Groin Pain 101: Testing Muscle Function

Groin Pain 101: Testing Muscle Function

Coming down the home stretch of the groin/hip pain analysis…  A couple simple tests I’ve borrowed from Shirley Sahrmann and Stuart McGill to assess hip and “core” strength: The Seated Psoas Test, Lying Hip Abduction Test, Front Plank Endurance Test, and Side Plank Endurance Test.   The Seated Psoas Test involves testing the strength and… Read more

Groin Pain 101: Quadruped Rocking Disclaimer

Groin Pain 101: Quadruped Rocking Disclaimer

Sahrmann’s Quadruped Rocking Exercise, that I’ve mentioned a couple times in the last few weeks, can reveal a lot of valuable information about hip flexion range of motion.  My interpretation of a conversation I had with Sahrmann is that 8-10 reps of quadruped rocking should loosen up any soft tissue restrictions.  If it doesn’t, the… Read more