G. Noel Squires
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Background/Purpose: Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) is characterized by three specific types of impingement between the head of the femur and acetabulum. Cam impingement occurs when the head of the femur is abnormally shaped. The head of the femur isn’t round, it is more of a pistol grip shape. It's even referred to as a pistol grip deformity. Due to this abnormal shape, the head of the femur cannot move properly in the anatomically designed ball-and-socket joint. The result is a shearing force on the labrum and the articular cartilage. Minimal amounts of articles were found that truly utilized physical therapy to go above and beyond “normal” activities of daily living like walking and negotiating stairs. Therefore the purpose of this case report is focused on learning the effects of higher functioning therapeutic exercise and the effects of the anti-gravity treadmill in the rehabilitation process of a patient diagnosed with FAI following surgery.
Halloran, Christopher, "Anti-Gravity Treadmill And Functional Training For An Army Soldier Following A Femoroplasty And Labral Repair: A Case Report" (2014). Case Report Posters. Poster 14.