Multimodal physiotherapeutic management for stage-IV osteitis pubis in a 15-year old soccer athlete: a case report

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2012;25(4):225-30. doi: 10.3233/BMR-2012-0337.


Osteitis pubis among soccer athletes is a disabling painful condition and it is difficult to manage without integrating a multimodal treatment approach. There is limited scientific evidence on the effectiveness of exercise in treating Osteitis pubis especially when it progress to a chronic painful condition. The purpose of this case report is to discuss the successful multimodal physiotherapeutic management for a 15-year old soccer athlete diagnosed with stage-IV Osteitis pubis. Land and water based active core muscle strengthening exercises, Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques (PNF) and Manual Therapy are some of the essential components incorporated in multimodal intervention approach with emphasis to water based strength and endurance training exercises. The athlete was able to make progress to a successful recovery from his chronic painful condition and accomplished the clearly established clinical outcomes during each phase of rehabilitation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletes*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscle Strength / physiology
  • Musculoskeletal Manipulations
  • Osteitis / rehabilitation
  • Osteitis / therapy*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Pubic Bone*
  • Severity of Illness Index*
  • Soccer*
  • Treatment Outcome