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
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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
The next step in analyzing groin pain and hip pain is to take a look at the range of motion around the hip. The four primary ranges of motion you want to concern yourself with are hip flexion, hip extension, hip internal rotation, and hip external rotation. A couple important notes: While it’s best… Read more
At least once a week I get a question from an athlete, parent, or coach involved in soccer or ice hockey about “groin” pain. I put groin in quotations because the groin is often referred to as one muscle, although the injuries people refer to as groin strains typically involve several, usually the adductor brevis,… Read more