Mark Gallant, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, joins our hosts Paul Mintken and Kory Zimney to talk through lateral hip pain. Dr. Mark works at Onward Richmond, an out of network practice in Richmond, Virginia focused on helping athletes heal quickly and perform better. Dr. Mark is also a graduate of Evidence In Motion’s Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship.
Here are some of the highlights:
Alison Grimaldi’s JOSPT article, “Gluteal Tendinopathy: Integrating Pathomechanics and Clinical Features in Its Management” on hip pain in 2015 is the key article that can give you a good foundation to learn more about lateral hip pain.
Tissues take time to heal. Three visits is not always going to give you the time to see your patients get better.
The tendon is not going to heal if the patient doesn’t eat proper nutrition, get proper sleep and have some sort of activity that they do. The lifestyle aspects are the best place to start.
For runners suffering from, doing hip strengthening is not going to change running mechanics, so the first place to start with these active individuals is to look at their running mechanics.
Mark Gallant’s Clinical Pearl: Excessive data is the enemy. Doing a few tests really well, having a few manual therapy techniques you can do really well and having a few exercises that you can coach really well will be more productive than doing a mediocre job at everything.
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