Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Posterior Hip Pathology

  • RobRoy L. MartinEmail author
  • Ryan P. McGovern
  • Ricardo Gonçalves Schröder
  • Benjamin R. Kivlan


A standard comprehensive physical examination should be performed for those with posterior hip pain to determine a diagnosis, classify individuals into treatment categories, and identify impairments that need to be addressed with physical therapy intervention. A physical therapy- based evaluation algorithm and classification-based treatment categories include considerations for the lumbosacral spine and intra-articular and extra-articular sources of hip posterior pain. Posterior impingement, musculotendinous pathologies, nerve entrapments, and boney impingement are sources of posterior hip pain that can be addressed with intervention directed at strength, range of motion, flexibility, neuromuscular control, and biomechanical deficits.


Posterior impingement Musculotendinous pathologies Nerve entrapments Boney impingement Exercise Neuromuscular control Mobilization Nerve glide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • RobRoy L. Martin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ryan P. McGovern
    • 3
  • Ricardo Gonçalves Schröder
    • 4
  • Benjamin R. Kivlan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical Therapy, Rangos School of Health SciencesDuquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Centers for Sports MedicineUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Rangos School of Health Sciences, Rehabilitation SciencesDuquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA
  4. 4.Hip Preservation Center, Baylor University Medical CenterDallasUSA

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