Femoroacetabular impingement: role of manual therapy
published in January - February 2023 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.1
Marco Primavera, Marta Rossi

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition in which the morphological characteristics of the femur and/or acetabulum cause mechanical limitation during hip motion that can result in pain and decreased function. Regarding hip pain and FAI syndrome, the evidence supporting the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment is not exhaustive. Although there is no unanimous agreement on the choice of the best conservative treatment to deal with FAI syndrome, the literature suggests that physiotherapy treatment should use techniques aimed at reducing symptoms. Manual therapy supports in achieving these goals, especially when combined with therapeutic exercise.