Clinical Pilates in Practice: FAI Morphology & Adolescent Spine Patients (August 2022)

This study compared spinopelvic parameters in asymptomatic scoliosis and asymptomatic patients with radiographic evidence of femoroacetabular impingement.


Nabi, Vugar, Halil Demirkiran, Bulent Atilla, Mazhar Tokgozoglu, and Omur Caglar. "The prevalence of radiographic femoroacetabular impingement morphology in adolescent spine patients." Medicine Science | International Medical Journal 10, no. 2 (2021), 524. doi:10.5455/medscience.2021.04.108



  • There is a significant association between between spinal deformity and the presence of femoroacetabular impingement morphology. 

There was no relationship between femoroacetabular impingement morphology and spinopelvic parameters.

  • Abnormal morphology or biomechanics in the pelvis or spine inherently affect each other by way of the lumbosacral junction.
  • Changes in spinal alignment alter hip biomechanics and may also predispose an...
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Research Roundup: February 2020


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Differences in Hip Strength, Gluteus Medius Activity, and Trunk, Pelvis, and Lower Limb Biomechanics During Different Functional Tasks.

Komsak Sinsurin, Raul Valldecabres & Jim Richards (2020) An exploration of the differences in hip strength, gluteus medius activity, and trunk, pelvis, and lower-limb biomechanics during different functional tasks, International Biomechanics, 7:1, 35-43, DOI: 10.1080/23335432.2020.1728381

This small study of healthy volunteers explored differences in the coronal biomechanics of the trunk, pelvis, hip, and knee joints, as well as gluteus medius muscle activity during walking and step down tasks.


Key Points 

  • Functional impairment of glute med can lead to excessive lateral trunk bending, which is often observed...
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