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Infographic. Is lower hip range of motion a risk factor for groin pain in athletes? A systematic review with clinical applications
  1. Igor Tak1,2,3,4,
  2. David Pope5,
  3. Leonie Engelaar6,
  4. Vincent Gouttebarge7,
  5. Maarten Barendrecht8,9,
  6. Sylvia Van den Heuvel8,
  7. Gino Kerkhoffs2,
  8. Rob Langhout10,
  9. Janine Stubbe11,
  10. Adam Weir12
  1. 1 Manual Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Utrecht Oost, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Academic Center for Evidence Based Sports Medicine (ACES), Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  3. 3 Amsterdam Collaboration on Health & Safety in Sports (ACHSS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  4. 4 AMC/VUmc IOC Research Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  5. 5 Clinical Edge, Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
  6. 6 Engelaar Sports Physiotherapy, Doetinchem, The Netherlands
  7. 7 Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  8. 8 Dutch Center for Allied Health Care, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  9. 9 Master Physical Therapy in Sports, Avans+ Improving Professionals, Breda, The Netherlands
  10. 10 Manual Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Dukenburg Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  11. 11 School of Sports & Nutrition, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  12. 12 Department of Sports Medicine, Aspetar Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  1. Correspondence to David Pope, Clinical Edge, Terrigal, NSW 2260, Australia; info{at}

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Four previous reviews1–4 found lower hip range of motion (ROM) to be a risk factor for the development of groin pain in athletes, but two reviews5 6 did not. A …

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