QUESTION FOR COACH 2 (Dean Somerset)


LUKA KOVACEVIC: Does femur fracture by itself can influence on loss of hip mobility after recuperation?

DEAN SOMERSET: Any fracture or injury could reduce mobility, depending on severity, location, and other tissues involved.

Often if the break is close to the joint it will significantly limit mobility, however it’s not an all the time situation. Some people are not adversely affected, so in many ways it would just depend on the situation.


Dean Somerset is an exercise physiologist working through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists. He works as a strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and is a medical and rehabilitation coordinator for World Health Clubs across Alberta, Canada.

Dean is based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He works with clients who have had joint replacements and reconstructive surgeries. He’s consulted cancer patients, weekend warriors battling chronic injuries, professional hockey teams, and Olympic gold medalists.

Dean received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Alberta, has worked in the fitness industry for more than a decade, and teaches seminars to trainers across North America.


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