The hip is made of a ball and socket joint, called the femoroacetabular joint. The joint can have bony abnormalities located on the socket (acetabulum) and/or the ball (femur) that occur during childhood. These bone spurs can rub on the joint and wear away the cartilage. This will cause pain, pinching, and catching or snapping in the hip joint. Common complaints include pain in groin, lateral hip, buttocks, and low back. Athletes are at greater risk with increased use of their hip during sports. Symptoms are aggravated by prolonged sitting, getting in/out of a car, squatting, climbing stairs. Goal: Increase hip and lumbar ROM and flexibility, decrease STRs surrounding hip musculature, improve hip and core stabilization.