Hips and Hernias?


Hip injuries and sports hernias have increased drastically in the past decade. It’s my feeling that training plays a large part in that. The use of bikes, climbers, rowers, ellipticals etc keeps the hip out of extension and really decreases the role of the hip flexors and extensors. Two things we can do to help our athletes is encourage them to run ( not jog, run) more and, use the slideboard. Running ( tempo runs at about 75%) gets the hip into extension and the slideboard gets the hip into abduction.

To learn more, take a look at this. Hips and Hernias lecture I did a few years ago at the Perform Better seminars.

4 Responses to “Hips and Hernias?”

  1. Thank you coach Mike. This is an important principle to follow. Keeping balance in our training no matter who they are athletes to grandma Betty, Thanks for the sobering reminder to adhere to the principles of intelligent training and longevity in sport and fitness!

    Have a good day!
    Moses

  2. mboyle1959 Says:

    Andy- thanks for the link. Hope you get to watch the DVD lecture. I think you’d find it interesting.

  3. Mike, I agree absolutely. We have spent the last 2 years working with athletes with so called sportsman’s groin and FAI hip. We are using 3D VICON testing to look at run, cut jump and landing and common features are an anterior tilted pelvis – poor posterior chain and an artificial functional impingement. The lack of running coaching technique in field sports is partly responsible along with the turning mechanics exposing this in athletes who tip over the balance. In over 700 Patinets we have found no evidence of hernia in any and only a fraction have had hip surgery. I wrote about our program in more depth here and we are lucky enough currently to treat athletes from Europe, Australia and the US in Dublin.
    http://www.drandyfranklynmiller.com/gilmores-osteiitis-sportsmans-hernia-or-should-it-be-pelvic-biomechanical-overload-syndrome-pbos/

  4. Andy Franklyn-Miller Says:

    Mike, I agree absolutely. We have spent the last 2 years working with athletes with so called sportsman’s groin and FAI hip. We are using 3D VICON testing to look at run, cut jump and landing and common features are an anterior tilted pelvis – poor posterior chain and an artificial functional impingement. The lack of running coaching technique in field sports is partly responsible along with the turning mechanics exposing this in athletes who tip over the balance. In over 700 Patinets we have found no evidence of hernia in any and only a fraction have had hip surgery. I wrote about our program in more depth here and we are lucky enough currently to treat athletes from Europe, Australia and the US in Dublin.
    http://www.drandyfranklynmiller.com/gilmores-osteiitis-sportsmans-hernia-or-should-it-be-pelvic-biomechanical-overload-syndrome-pbos/

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