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Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)

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Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)

Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) can be managed very effectively pre- and post-surgery with the NAT Hip Protocol. I have been able to help countless patients this way. Impingement occurs when the ball-shaped head of the femur rubs abnormally or pinches (impinges) the acetabular socket. Damage to the hip joint can occur to the articular or labral cartilage. Impingement People with FAI usually present with pain (or sometimes a dull ache) in the inguinal/groin area and sometimes more toward the outside of the hip. Sharp stabbing pain may occur with turning, twisting, and squatting. FAI occurs because the hip bones do not form...

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Common Causes of Bilateral Groin Pain

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Common Causes of Bilateral Groin Pain

Stuart Hinds explains the common causes of bilateral groin pain. Groin pain is typically caused by a muscle, tendon or ligament strain, particularly in athletes who play sports such as hockey, soccer and football.

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Treating Shoulder Pain Using Heat and Ice

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Treating Shoulder Pain Using Heat and Ice

Shoulder Pain can often be effectively managed with a combination of heat and ice. Shoulder injuries can be extremely painful, and the shoulder is one of the easiest parts of the body to re-injure. Shoulder damage can often benefit from heat and/or ice therapy.

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Assessing Shoulder and Neck Pain

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Assessing Shoulder and Neck Pain

Simple tests can often help determine the nature of shoulder and neck injuries and in some cases, the connection between the two. In this video blog, Stuart Hinds presents an overview of the assessment techniques typically used in-clinic.

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Five Stretches for the Hip and Thigh

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Five Stretches for the Hip and Thigh

Most therapists agree that stretching is a key component of their trigger point treatment protocols.

Here are five simple stretches that we often recommend for the hip and thigh.

If you are suffering from an existing pain condition, always seek professional advice before starting a stretching program. In all cases, start slowly and ease into and out of each stretch.

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