We can help treat your hip pain and return you to your optimum function and fitness!
The hip plays an important role in posture and locomotion. As the hip joint is a ball and socket joint, this allows a wide variety of movements in multiple planes. The extensive range of motion available at the hip requires that we have sufficient ligamentous and muscle stability supporting the joint as it is the second biggest weight-bearing joint after the knee. The hip joint works very closely with the pelvis, sacrum and lower back, and there are many muscles and ligaments joining these areas together.
Hip pain is ?, however different conditions are seen more in those who play certain sports, in particular age groups and ?. For example osteoarthritis and tendinopathy in older people, pelvic girdle pain and gluteal tendinopathy in females, and snapping hip syndrome in young dancers.
Common Causes of Hip Pain:
Referral from the lower back
Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) or Pregnancy Related Pelvic Pain (PRPP) – see our blog
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Total Hip Replacement (THR) Rehabilitation
Snapping Hip Syndrome
When it comes to managing hip pain, the first step is to identify the sensitive movements and tissues, and then assess the strength of relevant muscle groups. This information will drive the development of your individualised exercise program to improve mobility, restore strength, and reduce symptoms.
After suffering serious damage to my right knee due to a motorbike accident in 2008, I've struggled with many movements and forms of exercise. I've also been very particular with who I let work on my knee. I've been seeing Fiona for a few months now and I must say that my knee feels better now than it has in years!! Fiona has helped me regain some (still got a way to go yet) confidence in my own ability not to mention increased functional strength and flexibility. Highly recommend Fiona and the team at Target Physio.