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A Deeper Look into “Conservative Treatment” for FAI

Introduction to Personalized Hip Therapy and Conservative Treatment for FAI Femoracetabular Impingement (“FAI”) is a near and dear topic for us at Upright Health. We have had countless clients at Upright Health who wanted conservative treatment for FAI (meaning NO surgery).  Unfortunately, many people diagnosed with FAI get pushed toward unnecessary hip surgery every day. There is […]

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Is Arthoscopic Hip Surgery for FAI better than physical therapy?

New Study Compares Arthroscopic Surgery for FAI to Conservative TreatmentIn a recent study, researchers compared the effectiveness of arthroscopic surgery for FAI versus conservative treatment (non-surgical methods and physical therapy).[1]  The researchers concluded that surgery for FAI was more effective than non-surgical treatment.Other studies have shown that physical therapy and surgery for FAI are equally […]

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Deadlift: Proper Form – Abdominal Bracing

Welcome to the “Deadlift: Proper Form” series! Maybe you’ve just started lifting weights. Maybe you’re a trainer who wants to learn the nitty gritty details about the deadlift. Whatever the case, welcome! In this article, I’m going to focus on “abdominal bracing” and its importance in proper deadlift form.  I’m going to explain:What abdominal bracing isHow I […]

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Deadlift: Proper Form – Hip Hinge

Welcome to the “Deadlift: Proper Form” series! Maybe you’ve just started lifting weights. Maybe you’re a trainer who wants to learn the nitty gritty about the deadlift. Whatever the case, welcome! In this article, I’m going to focus on the “hip hinge” and its importance in proper deadlift form.  I’m going to explain:What the hip hinge isHow […]

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Femoral acetabular impingement: what you need to know and what your doctor won’t tell you

If you’ve been told you have femoroacetabular impingement (FAI, femoral acetabular impingement, or hip impingement), you have probably heard that arthroscopic hip surgery is the only answer. The conventional medical approach to hip pain associated with femoroacetabular impingement bone shapes is surgery, after all.We’ve successfully helped countless people beat their hip pain without surgery – […]

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Hip impingement surgery – can you return to sports and other activities?

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 […]

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Another study on the success of surgery for FAI (not good news for patients)

When people are considering surgery for femoroacetabular impingement, they often hear some extraordinarily positive predictions of success.  I had one client say his surgeon said it was 99% certain that the surgery would solve his hip problems. I’ve had people email me from around the world say their surgeons are 90% certain that the surgery […]

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The real history of femoroacetabular impingement

Maybe you’ve been told you have femoroacetabular impingement. Maybe you suspect it’s what’s causing your hip pain. Let’s take a look an honest look at the theory behind femoroacetabular impingement and the science behind it. You’ll soon discover that femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.An overview of femoroacetabular impingementwhy people develop […]

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Getting diagnosed with FAI – does the diagnostic process make sense?

Femoracetabular impingement – also known as hip impingement – has become the go-to diagnosis for anyone who has hip pain and range of motion restriction. It is a diagnosis that was not even around until 2003 (when a group of surgeons proposed it as an explanation for pain, range of motion problems, and even arthritis), but its prevalence has exploded […]

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Are hip injections 90% reliable for finding the cause of hip pain?

Why am I talking about hip injections?In a previous post, I shared an orthopedic physician’s objections to what we’ve been talking about with FAI, and in a follow up I talked about hip injections and their reliability and usefulness (spoiler: they don’t seem reliable or particularly useful). In case you missed the original YouTube comment from the orthopedic physician, […]

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