Hi there, my name is Lindsey and I would like to tell you a little bit about my journey at Bikram Yoga Hampden to help heal my hip. First let me tell you how I ended up in Baltimore. Originally from Chicago, I graduated from Northwestern University in 2012 with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I moved to Baltimore after I was accepted into the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. As a former college soccer player and avid runner, I have always valued and enjoyed exercise—especially running. I have completed 6 marathons in the past 5 years with my best time being one minute short of qualifying for the most prestigious marathon, the Boston Marathon. I was convinced that all I needed to do was keeping running—increase my mileage so that I was running at least three 20+ mile runs during my training cycles. However, my right hip sure had other plans. My hip pain started back in 2012 and since then has been a nagging and deep ache on the anterior aspect. Some days were good days and I could run without pain, however, other days were really bad days and I could hardly walk without pain. Fast-forward and the bad days quickly began to outnumber the good days. As an orthopedic physical therapist, I was aware and scared of what could be generating my hip pain. After weeks of no running and mostly swimming and proximal hip muscle strengthening, my hip pain was not decreasing. I had an MRI and the findings left me feeling puzzled and worried—“full thickness articular cartilage fissure with tiny separation at the chondrolabral junction”. My mind was racing with thoughts! Do I have a labral tear? Do I have femoroacetabular impingement?