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Table 4 Functional program

From: Efficacy of a physiotherapy rehabilitation program for individuals undergoing arthroscopic management of femoroacetabular impingement – the FAIR trial: a randomised controlled trial protocol

Functional program Description Timeframes Dosage
Jogging Jogging on running track or grass, with affected leg to the outside of the track ie anticlockwise for the right hip. One lap of oval should be approx 400 m. Session 4 onwards for FOC (femoral osteochrondroplasty) only, session 5 onwards for others 3 × weekly 6 laps in first week, 8 laps in second week, 10 laps in third week (ie building up to 4 km)
Acceleration/ change of direction drills Zig-zag jogging Session 5 (FOC only) Dependent on sport goals and surgical procedure
Session 6 all others
Sport-specific drills Examples: foot drills/serving practice (tennis); corner hit-outs/tackling drills (grass hockey); kicking/marking drills (Australian Rules Football) Session 4 (FOC only) Dependent on sport goals and surgical procedure
Session 6–7 all others