HSS Journal

, 5:78

Rehabilitating Psoas Tendonitis: A Case Report

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11420-008-9097-0

Cite this article as:
Edelstein, J. HSS Jrnl (2009) 5: 78. doi:10.1007/s11420-008-9097-0


This case report describes the examination and physical therapy intervention for a woman with anterior hip pain whose medical diagnosis following magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was bilateral labral tears and psoas tendinitis. Her physical therapy evaluation revealed findings consistent with psoas tendonitis. Utilizing theories of neuromuscular patterning and knowledge of normal muscle function, the patient was successfully treated in physical therapy following six physical therapy sessions, once a week for 6 weeks. The patient was found to have an overactive psoas muscle, as indicated by hip flexion being the primary mover in her movement patterns, and dysfunctional abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Functionally based therapeutic exercise and electrical stimulation were used to reeducate the muscles of the abdomen, pelvic floor, and hips in order to create muscular balance and correct muscle dysfunction.


psoas tendonitis hip labrum neuromuscular re-education 

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© Hospital for Special Surgery 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Rehabilitation and Performance CenterNew YorkUSA

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