Episode 10 - Dr. Joanne Kemp. Hip Pain in Adolescents
Dr Joanne Kemp is a Senior Research Fellow at the Latrobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, Latrobe University, Australia. She is also a titled APA Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist of 25+ years’ experience, and still practices clinically on a weekly basis.
She has 60+ peer-reviewed publications in hip pain (OA) in young and middle-aged adults, and the consequence of injury on joint health. She has received over $3 million in grant funding and has been awarded several prizes including best paper for Sports Physiotherapy Australia in 2015 and 2017. She is co-project lead for GLA:D Australia.
Joanne has presented extensively on the management of hip pain and OA in Australia and internationally. She has a particular interest in non-surgical, exercise-based interventions that can slow the progression and reduce the symptoms associated with hip pain and OA.
In this episode we cover;
- Young athletes respond differently to adults
- Young athletes have immature skeletons, that changes as young athletes develop
- The shape of the hip bones can change depending on the loads we put through the hip
- We need to consider how much load we are subjected young athlete
- The importance of the growth plates - these are still open on growing young athletes
- We want young athletes to exercise and move in lots of different ways - not the same way all the time
- 2 main ways that hip pain generally develops in young athletes
- An outline of the key issues that can occur in young athletes and what to look for
- How long should you wait before you take your young athlete to a Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist
- When should you get imaging for hip pain?
- FAI - or FAI Syndrome, busting the myths about what it is and what it means
- How and why FAIS develops
- Are there particular sports that predispose young athletes to hip pain?
- The importance of parents as load managers
- Young athletes need an off-season from their main sport to change the loading in their hip
- Ask young athletes the question "Do you want this to be your career?"
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