Date of Award


Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Physical Therapy

First Advisor

David Relling


Athletic Injuries -- rehabilitation; Groin -- injuries; Tendinopathy -- rehabilitation; Case Reports


Groin pain can be caused by many different entities from a "pulled adductor muscle" to something as serious as a femoral neck stress fracture. Other possible diagnoses include slipped capital epiphysis, avulsion fractures, osteitis pubis, osteoarthritis, labral tem adductor tendonitis and hernia, Iliopsoas tendonitis is all under diagnosed clinical problem, This injury affects millions of athletes every year and is often misdiagnosed and not properly treated, Potential implications to function include a decrease in the ability to perform activities of daily living (dressing, transferring into and out of bed/car/chair, and climbing stairs), inability to control inflammation which could progress to further injury and even re-injury when return to activity occurs too soon, The role of the physical therapist includes intervening in the healing process by identifying the proper diagnosis or referring to the physician in the event the symptoms are inconsistent with a physical therapy diagnosis, The physical therapist plays an integral role in the proper diagnosis and treatment including identifying the weak structures, implementing a strengthening program, and assuring prevention of future injury, The goal of the patient and the physical therapist are the same: to create a pain-free environment for the patient and allow him or her to return to their previous activity level pain-free, The purpose of this scholarly project is to document the role of physical therapy for iliopsoas tendonitis using a young athlete as a case study.