Monthly Archives: December 2015


Hip OA Progression Patterns Differ by Race

Unmet Need for Hip OA Management Differences in patterns of progression in hip osteoarthritis were found between African Americans and Caucasians in a recent community-based cohort study reported in Arthritis Research & Therapy.  MedPageToday reports “…After 6 years of follow-up, African Americans tended to have more pronounced disability, while whites had more radiographic progression, according to Amanda E. Nelson, MD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues.  […]


Getting Started on HipTrac

Getting Started on HipTrac, Initial Use for Patients

Recommendations for Getting Started on HipTrac (Editor’s note:  This set of recommendations for the initial use of HipTrac includes essentially the same information as our Provider’s Protocol, but has been re-written to be read by a patient, rather than a healthcare provider.  We recommend that patients with HipTrac work with their healthcare providers to develop and discover the amount of time and amount of traction that feels best for the […]


HipTrac Treats Hip Osteoarthritis Symptoms

“I use the HipTrac as a treatment tool” Bryan Walls, DO Hawthorne Family Medicine, Portland, OR   “My name is Bryan Walls and I am a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. I have a Family Practice in Portland, Oregon and see a variety of illnesses, injuries and conditions. I see quite a few patients that have hip osteoarthritis. Oftentimes patients come in with complaints of back pain or a feeling like […]

Dr. Bryan Walls treats hip osteoarthritis symptoms with HipTrac

HipTrac Protocol – Side-Lying

Advanced HipTrac Protocol for Side-Lying HipTrac can be used with the patient in a side-lying position.  This is recommended for individuals who have already mastered using the supine HipTrac protocol, advanced all the way down to zero degrees of flexion (unit closed) and are now ready to gain more range of motion in extension. The side-lying position primarily stretches the anterior joint capsule and the hip flexor muscles in the front of the hip […]