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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

Groin Pain 101: Posture Analysis

Groin Pain 101: Posture Analysis

Continuing on yesterday’s discussion on the groin injuries that plague hockey and soccer players…The second step in analyzing an athlete’s groin pain is to do a crude posture analysis.  I don’t advocate strength coaches or sport coaches pretending to be physical therapists, but there are some pretty basic posture assessments that sometimes provide a lot… Read more