Which physiotherapy treatment is best to treat femoralacetabular impingement?

A pilot double-blind randomised controlled trial comparing two physiotherapy interventions to treat femoroacetabular impingement


Femoroacetabular (hip) impingement (FAI) is a painful condition that commonly affects healthy active younger adults. It can limit their ability to continue playing sport and perform normal daily activities. It can be related to extra bone formation at the hip joint known as a cam deformity. Physiotherapy is one treatment people may use to reduce their symptoms and improve their function.


This study aims to investigate the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to reduce pain and improve function in people with FAI. The study will compare the effects of two different physiotherapy treatment interventions.



Staff involved: Prof Kay Crossley, Dr Joanne Kemp, Sally Coburn

Study protocol: https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=369192