Rehabilitation of Adductor-related groin pain

Posted: July 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

Ireland Strength and Conditioning

Resolve any biomechanical issues that may hinder progression through the stages of rehabilitation- Lumbar spine stiffness, hip restrictions etc.

Treatment principals:

▪   Ensure that all exercise is performed without pain.

▪   Identify and reduce the sources of increased load on the pelvis.

▪   Improve lumbopelvic stability.

▪   Strengthen local muscles using proven protocols.

▪   Progress the patient’s level of activity based on regular clinical assessment.

Get the patient exercising early. Initially this may involve mostly static work and when they’re able for it progress onto more dynamic exercises. Focus on a lot of stability and control of the pelvis, strengthening of glutes and once pain has settled and muscle shortening has been corrected, strengthening of the adductors can commence.

(Please see attached video for rehab exercises)

Lateral Slide exercise.Lateral Slide exercise.     

Adductor Squeeze Exercise.Adductor Squeeze Exercise.

Return to running.

Once the athlete can jog in straight lines for 20 mins…

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