Active Mom Postpartum

DR. DEREK OCHIAI- Postpartum Hips & Labral Tears

November 17, 2023 Season 2 Episode 46
Active Mom Postpartum
DR. DEREK OCHIAI- Postpartum Hips & Labral Tears
Show Notes

Today I speak with Dr. Derek Ochiai, an orthopaedic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He specializes in injuries to the upper and lower extremities, including hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Ochiai uses both non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical techniques to help his patients return to their active lifestyles. He has been performing cutting-edge hip arthroscopies since 2003. He is currently a physician at Nirschl Orthopedic Center in the Arlington area of Virginia. He was also my surgeon! 


We talk about: 

-hips and pelvic floor 

-asymptomatic labral tears 

-physical therapy before surgery 

-common hip complaints 

-runners and hip issues 

-arthritis and impingement 

-movement strategies learned as a kid 

-vetting your provider 


Time Stamps 

1:00 introduction 

5:29 asymptomatic labral tears and surgery 

7:15 changes in rehab and treatment 

10:30 hip complaints in postpartum women 

13:55 hips in female runners 

17:50 implications of activities as a kid 

20:48 integrating pelvic floor physical therapy 

22:15 vetting a good hip doctor 







Twitter: @DrDerekOchiai 


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