The first in a three part series explaining the biomechanics of lumbo-pelvic-femoral dysfunction as it relates to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and as understood by the Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI). Restoration of pelvic-femoral alignment and recruitment patterns of specific rotational muscles within the lumbo-pelvic-femoral complex will be discussed along with treatment techniques to recruit, retrain and restore ideal lumbo-pelvic-femoral position. The articles explain how to apply PRI clinical assessment and management skills when treating diagnoses such as FAI. In the second article I go on to propose biomechanical mechanisms and rationale for both CAM and pincer types of FAI. In the third article I propose a method of managing FAI using Postural Restoration Techniques.
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Jason Masek MA, PT ATC CSCS PRC completed his degree in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He received his athletic training experience from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Minnesota.
Jason currently practices at the Hruska Clinic™ Restorative Physical Therapy Services in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Jason has developed a strong background in sports medicine and athletic injuries with an emphasis in manual physical therapy.
He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Jason has earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptation, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute® in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
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