Tag: hip

  • Hip Flexion / Extension

    Hip Flexion / Extension

    Testing hip flexion and extension is becoming more popular. Largely because of the increase in hip arthroscopies. More research is available although it is often contradictory.  Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI): Casartelli et al.(2012) described decreased isokinetic (and isometric strength tested on a isokinetics machine) muscle strength of the hip flexors in patients with femoral acetabular impingement syndrome (FAI),…

  • Hip Abduction / Adduction

    Hip Abduction / Adduction

    Another test rising in popularity due to FAI and falls. Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI): Hip muscle function has been said to be altered in patients with FAI. Casartelli et al. (2012) described decreased isometric muscle strength (tested using an isokinetics machine) of the adductors and abductors compared with controls.  However, Diamond et al. (2015) only found…

  • Hip Internal / External Rotation

    Hip Internal / External Rotation

    In recent years the use of hip testing both isokinetic and isometric testing has been on the increase. The main areas the research has seemed to focus on are: Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)Brunner et al. 2016Diamond, Wrigley, Hinman 2015Casartelli et al1. 2014Casartelli et al2. 2012 Hip muscle function has been said to be altered in patients…