Have You Hernia? Management of Athletic Pubalgia
Megan W. Moran, PT, DPT; Katherine Rogowski, PT, DPT
This presentation will cover a case study of a 45 year old female diagnosed with athletic pubalgia, osteitis pubis, and a labral tear of the hip. Although therapists frequently see patients with athletic pubalgia, there is a lack of published research on best conservative treatment strategies. Many patients with athletic pubalgia ultimately choose surgical intervention due to failed conservative approaches. Treatment for this case consisted of dry needling, gait retraining, functional strengthening, and motor control. Our aim is to share what research exists, discuss clinical reasoning as to our successful treatment strategy, and encourage continued exploration into best care for athletes with this diagnosis.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss current examination and intervention practices in athletic pubalgia and labral tears of the hip.
2. Implement critical thinking into conservative treatment for a patient who presents with athletic pubalgia.
3. Discuss the importance of functional strengthening and graded exposure with return to sports and recreational activities.
Megan W. Moran, PT, DPT
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Megan Moran is an assistant professor in Marymount University’s Department of Physical Therapy where she teaches in the orthopedics curriculum. Prior to working at Marymount University she was the Running Program Specialist at MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network- Ballston Marymount and a faculty member of MedStar’s Sports Residency Program. She also was an Adjunct Instructor at both Marymount University and the College of William and Mary.
Megan Moran attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Masters of Physical Therapy. Dr. Moran furthered her Physical Therapy education at Temple University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Katherine Rogowski, PT, DPT
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Katherine Rogowski graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Fitness minoring in Psychology and Nutrition. She then graduated from Grand Valley State University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is currently completing a sports residency through MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network.