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Hip Pain

 

The hips are the primary area of anatomy that are responsible for pivoting and integral to lower back stability. 

 

The hips are one of the first areas to compensate for injuries and postural stresses.  When compensation patterns in the hips occurs the ability for the torso to pivot in different directions can become compromised leading to stressing the lower back or pelvis.  This may lead to lower back pain or sacro-iliac joint dysfunction.  Alternatively the knees may have to take the brunt of the dysfunction and become painful.

Although the hips are essential in functional movement they are a common area for structural stresses to take place in several age groups. Children may have a shallow hip socket.  Young adults may suffer from impingement syndrome and the elderly can offer suffer arthritis first in the hip.

Hip Related Conditions 

  • Hip Osteoarthritis

  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement

  • Trochanteric Bursitis

  • ITB Syndrome / Snapping Hip Syndrome

  • Coxa Vara / Coxa Valga Stress

  • Labral Tear

Treatment Techniques Frequently Used​

  • Myofascial release (the releasing actively or passively of the soft tissues contributing toward the problem).

  • Spinal Manipulative Therapy in the neck for improved joint function.

  • Post Isometric Relaxation.

  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation.

  • Joint mobilisation.

  • Home exercises that work to stretch the hip or movement patterns that aim to create stabilit

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