JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY 2013

Hip injuries among ice hockey players are very common, especially for goaltenders. The “butterfly technique” of goal tending is becoming increasingly popular in the ice hockey community. This technique transfers a lot of pressure on the hip joint causing pain. Following surgery, goaltenders require increased attention and care when progressing through rehabilitation to restore their hip motion and strength to a level allowing for a safe return to a high level of play. The exercises described in this study are tailored specifically for hockey players to ameliorate future hip pain.

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