This is a one hour interview with someone who has FAI and hip arthritis. He is in his mid 50s and has improved his hips and reduced pain over the course of 5 or 6 years with GREAT results.
Peter Interview Short Version (12 minutes)
Peter Interview Full Interview (57 minutes)
Use functional training to heal and repair these key causes of chronic pain and movement impairment.
Use functional training to root out and repair these key causes of chronic pain and movement impairment.
ATM = Always Think Muscles. When you’re trying to get to the root of your joint pain, don’t forget to assess muscle function around the joint. Chances are, this is where your challenge lies, and that functional training can help you overcome it.
Here’s a controversial statement: joint pain is really...
Squats. Split squats.
If you've ever taken a group fitness class, you've done them. If you've ever had a trainer, you've done them. If you've had a forward-thinking chiropractor or massage therapist, you've done them.
You've also heard the admonition: DON'T LET YOUR KNEES GO PAST YOUR TOES.
It's usually delivered with a serious warning. "It's dangerous," they say.
"If you let your knees go too far forward, it's bad for your knees."
"Your knees aren't designed for that kind of motion."
"I don't want you to hurt your knees."
"Your knees may explode."
Nothing about these warnings is nefarious. There's no deceit intended.
But there's a lot of half-truth and mythology baked into these warnings.
Heck, even I...
Anterior tilt of the pelvis is when you're spilling your guts out and jamming your spine into extension all day.
It contributes to back, hip, knee, and leg pain.
People often ask: HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?
So I made a video about it. In this video, I explain the common causes of anterior pelvic tilt in modern life, and I also demonstrate a simple drill to improve your pelvis control.
Check out the full video below or watch it on YouTube.
"I spent my Thanksgiving break in bed crying and researching surgery options..."
I want to share an important story with you today. Here's the background.
I've been coaching a young woman named Erica online for the last couple of months.
She has hip dysplasia. Doctors often claim that hip dysplasia is a guaranteed path to hip pain and arthritis. The only solution for hip pain from dysplasia, they say, is drastic surgery.
The other week, Erica was over-the-moon excited about what she'd accomplished in such a short period of time - especially because of what her well-renowned expert hip surgeon in Los Angeles told her.
Let's set the stage.
I am 30 years old and for my entire adult life I have been physically active...
Today we are looking at the story of BK – his life during and after the NFL, and how hip pain drastically affected his quality of life.
As personal trainers who specialize in working with people with hip pain, back pain, and shoulder pain, we get clients from all walks of life.
A lot of times we work with desk jockeys – the ubiquitous tech workers of Silicon Valley.
Sometimes we work with pro and former pro athletes. The athletes with pro experience are quite interesting because they give us an inside perspective on the inner workings of the big leagues.
Oftentimes, the average Joe believes that NFL athletes are getting the best care money can buy. Team doctors give the NFL players the best pain killers and surgeries...
A 2018 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine claims that surgery for hip impingement is VERY successful. It says that arthroscopic hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement reliably produces excellent results for patients. They claim it helps the overwhelming majority of hip pain patients return to sports quickly.
Other studies about FAI surgery don’t show these utopian results – like this one or this one. We’ve also seen a recent study on hip impingement surgery versus physical therapy. Surgery led to patient disappointment in that study too.
This new hip impingement study, Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Outcomes After Hip Arthroscopy in Femoroacetabular Impingement, makes a bold claim.
Do you ever feel a pinch in your hip when you sit down for an extended period of time? Is it difficult for you to lift your knee towards your chest past 90 degrees? Do you ever feel clicking in your hip when you bend down for a squat? If any of these painful feelings resonate with you, there’s a chance you may have been told you have femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).
That's medical lingo for hip impingement.
The hip is a ball and socket joint that should allow your leg to move in all planes of motion: forwards and backwards, side to side, externally and internally. As you may know from personal experience, some of these movements can...