Date of Paper/Work


Type of Paper/Work

Research Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Physical Therapy

First Advisor

Mary Weddle


Hip pain is a common complaint amongst active individuals. One cause of hip pain in the athletic population is femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). FAI is characterized by impingement between the head of the femur and the acetabulum of the hip joint due to structural abnormalities. Patients with FAI complain of hip pain that progressively worsens and eventually interferes with activities of daily living, such as ambulation. This case report describes physical therapy management following arthroscopic hip surgery for the treatment of FAI and acetabular labral tears in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings.