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 […]


Hip Self Mobilization with Superbands

Hip Self Mobilization: Flexion Part 2 In addition to using HipTrac to greatly reduce pain and improve mobility, individuals can also use Super Bands to mobilize their hip in specific directions. In part one, we reviewed hip self mobilization techniques with Superbands for extension; in part two, we’ll review techniques with Superbands for flexion. Super Bands are very thick and strong resistance bands that can withstand forces up to hundreds of […]

Flexion hip self mobilization

X-rays don’t detect hip osteoarthritis in many patients

Don’t depend on X-rays to detect hip osteoarthritis! X-rays don’t detect hip osteoarthritis in many patients, resulting delayed diagnosis and treatment, according to recent studies published earlier this month in BMJ. “…Hip pain was not present in many hips with radiographic osteoarthritis, and many hips with pain did not show radiographic hip osteoarthritis. Most older participants with a high suspicion for clinical hip osteoarthritis (groin or anterior pain and/or painful internal […]


Free Provider Advertising & Referrals

We frequently receive requests for referrals to healthcare providers – physical therapists, chiropractors and physicians – who are familiar with HipTrac. And at the same time, we want to provide exposure for the HipTrac-savvy healthcare providers who are supporting a physical therapy first approach that includes HipTrac.  So today we are launching our “HipTrac Savvy Healthcare Providers” page with a list of those providers.  If you’re among them, we’ll link to your site […]

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superband for hip mobilization exercises for hip OA patients

Self Joint Mobilization of the Hip: Extension

Hip Mobilization, Part 1 In addition to using HipTrac to greatly reduce pain and improve mobility, individuals can also use Super Bands to mobilize their hip in specific directions. Super Bands are very thick, strong resistance bands that can withstand forces up to hundreds of pounds. The green, 65-pound resistance “monster bands” shown to the left can be obtained at www.roguefitness.com. This technique is used to improve extension of the hip, or […]