Rehabilitation and Return-to-Activity Decision-Making in Complex Intra-Articular Hip Pain Cases
Matthew Ithurburn, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS; Stephanie Di Stasi, PT, MSPT, PhD, OCS
Patients with pre-arthritic, intra-articular hip pain are often young and previously active, but present with a myriad of impairments and pain-related participation restrictions. In this sports rounds session, we will discuss two complex cases of patients with pre-arthritic, intra-articular hip pain desiring to return to sports participation. Specifically, we will navigate the intersection between surgical treatment, rehabilitation, sport-related demands, and patient education in these cases. Additionally, we will summarize and integrate current best evidence for physical therapy treatment and return-to-sport decision-making in this patient population.
- Analyze and evaluate the evidence on surgical and non-surgical outcomes for patients with pre-arthritic hip conditions.
- Synthesize and apply the evidence related to best-practice rehabilitation for patients with pre-arthritic hip conditions.
- Evaluate the importance of various clinical and contextual factors in return-to-activity decision-making for patients with pre-arthritic hip conditions.
Matthew Ithurburn, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Center for Exercise Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a physical therapist at Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, AL.
Stephanie Di Stasi, PT, MSPT, PhD, OCS is as Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at The Ohio State University (OSU) and investigator in the Sports Medicine Research Institute of OSU’s Wexner Medical Center. She maintains part-time clinical practice at OSU Sports Medicine.