Sports Hernia Rehabilitation

The Sport Hernia Rehab program for the Montreal Canadians is very similar to the one I advise, though more aggressive at the start:

Days 1 & 2:

  • Rest

Days 2-7:

  • Isometric exercises
  • Abdominal crunches
  • Straight leg raises
  • Stationary bike

Days 2-28:

  • Stabilizing exercises
  • Treadmill
  • Light squats
  • Stationary bike

Wks 4-6:

  • Hockey specific exercises
  • Easy Skating
  • Resisted hip flexion and extension
  • Resisted hip abduction and adduction

Wks 6-8:

  • Team exercises
  • On ice drills

Source: Irshad, K;Feldman, L S;Lavoie, C;Lacroix, V J;Mulder, D S;Brown, R A. Operative management of “hockey groin syndrome”: 12 years of experience in National Hockey

League players. Surgery (2001) 130: 759-64.


William Brown, MD
Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been repairing inguinal hernias for over 30 years, taking care of Athletes with Sports Hernia injuries since 1999.  Dr. Brown has been taking care of patients with complications from mesh for so long that his hair is gray. Luckily he still has some hair.

His patients include players from the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, and the local college teams. As well as Athletes from 15 foreign countries.

Fremont Office
William H. Brown, M.D.
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

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