Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears are being diagnosed more frequently and managed with conservative and surgical means more promptly. FAI is more commonly found in young athletes, especially in sports that involve a lot of cutting and directional changes. FAI is also thought to be a primary risk factor for developing hip osteoarthritis (OA), and as such is being diagnosed in the general population as well. The improved ability to identify patients with symptomatic FAI presents an opportunity for rehabilitation professionals to intervene. This requires a detailed understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the hip and lumbopelvic complex. Additionally, clinicians need to perform a thorough examination to identify primary impairments that may be amenable to conservative measures. For patients requiring surgery to address FAI, clinicians need to understand principles of post-operative management and potential complications associated with the recovery to effectively intervene. This webinar will provide clinicians with assessment and functional treatment techniques, as well as post-operative guidelines to effectively manage patients with FAI for return to functional activities.

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate



Course Objectives

  • Identify anatomical variations of the hip leading to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).
  • Identify pathomechanics during function that result from FAI
  • Identify examination sequence for assessing a patient with symptoms of FAI.
  • Identify appropriate non-operative treatment techniques to manage FAI.
  • Identify concepts leading to appropriate post-operative protocols.

Course Agenda

  • Describe the pertinent anatomy and biomechanics of the hip, and pathoanatomy of FAI.
  • Discuss clinical assessment of the patient with FAI to identify impairments and functional limitations.
  • Describe treatments that are appropriate for non-operative management for patients with FAI.
  • Identify surgical considerations and post-operative management principles to develop appropriate rehabilitation guidelines.



CHRIS FIANDER, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS is a clinician, researcher, author and educator within the Duke University Health System who currently serves as an active instructor within the Duke University Doctorate of Physical Therapy program with teaching responsibilities in manual therapy, musculoskeletal evaluation, differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning and treatment. Additionally, he is an adjunct faculty member in the Duke University manual therapy fellowship program. Chris earned a Master of Physical Therapy Degree from Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. He is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. His clinical practice focuses on rehabilitation of the shoulder, spine and hip with special interests in manual therapy, functional training and pain management. Chris has contributed to multiple manual therapy texts and is an active reviewer for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He combines an eclectic clinical approach with academic experience in applying evidence-based principles to the examination and management of musculoskeletal dysfunction.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $49


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