All right, stop giggling. So you opened up my blog today and got a backside in your face. BUTT, this is serious stuff. OK, no more jokes, I promise. This is what Shirley Sahrmann describes as the "Muslim prayer position". We see the hips have translated to the left, and (is a little less obvious in the pic) rotated to the right.
The athlete suffers from chronic L lower lumbar back pain; and bilateral anterior hip impingement. We're looking at bilateral posterior iliofemoral joint capsule tightness. He got through football ok, but running indoors on a hard dusty floor is unbearable. Fortunately, his P.E. period is kind of slow so I'll have plenty of 1 on 1 manual therapy time.
In the past, these type of dysfunctions were seen in more sedentary peeps 40+. They have entered the high school A.T. realm. Why do you think? Are we getting better at diagnosis? Too much sports specialization? Are computers & video games creating too much sitting time?