Hip Pain

Do you have Hip Pain?

The hip can become painful due a number of reasons. In a sporting context strains of muscles related to the hip such as the hip flexors with acute overload from an awkward movement or kicking. High forces of trauma can damage hip ligaments and related structures such as the labrum which can also be damaged with FAI.
Some people have anatomical factors which may predispose them to hip problems such as acetabular dysplasia, CAM or pincer morphologies. Females are more susceptible to gluteus medius tendinopathy due to increased angulation of forces from wider pelvises and usually have weakness factors involving these and other muscles about the gluteals.

Pain and problems in the hip area can also be related to the lumbar spine and pelvis as well as further down the lower limb.

Depending on the nature of your hip problem will then determine the optimal management. Your physio will provide a thorough assessment to help treatment planning which may include taping, specific exercises, hydrotherapy, manual and soft tissue therapies as well as activity advice and referral where indicated. We regularly help clients with hip problems pre and post surgery.

Common hip problems we see include:

  • Hip muscle strain
  • Gluteal tendonopathy
  • Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Labral tear
  • Post operative hip
  • Hip arthritis
  • “Snapping” hip
  • Hip problems in children and adolescents

What to expect in your consult?

Your initial new episode consultation will involve a comprehensive assessment where we ascertain your relevant history and medical history, followed by a physical examination to determine the diagnosis and cause of your problem.

This will be discussed with you where we form a treatment plan for your needs. The treatment may vary but will often include a combination of “hands on therapies”, taping, advice, exercise therapies, dry needling as well as other options.

Conditions we help with:

Hip Muscle Strain
Gluteal Tendonopathy
Femoro-Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
Labral Tear
Post Operative Hip
Hip Arthritis


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