Lisa H. Jain, PT, DPT, OCS

Hello!  I am a board-certified orthopaedic physical therapist in St. Louis, MO.  I was persuaded to start this blog by a few patients who have had hip surgeries.  I myself was diagnosed with femoroacetabular impingement in 2008.  As a result, I have had several surgical procedures - bilateral open hip surgical dislocations with acetabular rim trimming, osteochondroplasty of the head-neck junction with labral repair and screw removal. 

During my personal rehabilitation, I keep detailed journals of my recovery.  My weight bearing status and progression of exercises was different for each surgery.  I utilized the most effective strategies from each surgery to create the protocols.  My hope is that patients can achieve maximal functional outcomes utilizing my protocols as a guide.  I created protocols for both the patient and the physical therapist.   These protocols are included in this blog.

As my blog continues to develop, I will review existing protocols and provide my insight.  Also, I will evaluate current research articles to answer clinical questions to support evidence-based practice.  This blog is intended to provide general information regarding pre- and post-operative hip rehabilitation for a myriad of hip conditions.  I hope that physical therapists who have not yet had the opportunity to treat individuals following correction of femoroacetabular impingement can benefit from the protocol.  Also, I hope that this blog can serve as a resource to those who have hip pain and are considering surgical intervention.