Monthly Archives: June 2016


What Keeps “King Mo” Lawal Going?

Professional MMA athlete deals with hip pain “King Mo” Lawal is the former StrikeForce Light Heavyweight Champion and Bellator competitor, and a HipTrac user. “As a former collegiate national wrestling champion, 2x Olympic Alternate, and current professional MMA athlete, I have put my body through intense and aggressive training 7 days per week for many years. As a result, my hips have been pretty beat up and can get really […]

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More Reasons to Avoid Opioids

Addressing the Epidemic Starting early this year, the Surgeon General and other influencers in the medical community began a campaign to address the overuse of opioids, which has skyrocketed in the last few years to epidemic proportions. Recently, a new study has brought to light a possible explanation for that epidemic, and another has documented extended use that may well be ascribed to the addictive nature of those drugs. Both […]


The Six Best Yoga Poses for Hip OA

Yoga helps improve flexibility In this excerpt from his workshop at OPTA 2016, Dr. Tony Rocklin reviews how yoga can be incorporated as part of a home exercise routine, and discusses the six best yoga poses for hip OA patients.   While patients with hip osteoarthritis may complain that doing yoga hurts them, it’s really the increasing limitations brought on by the osteoarthritis that causes the pain they are feeling.  As a result, […]

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Therapeutic Exercises for Hip Osteoarthritis

Physical therapy to treat symptoms In this excerpt from his workshop at OPTA 2016, Dr. Tony Rocklin reviews therapeutic exercises for hip osteoarthritis that patients can perform at home to improve their mobility. Tony is a leading advocate for conservative treatment for patients with hip osteoarthritis that isn’t “drug-centric”. While the disease is degenerative and can’t be cured, the symptoms associated with it can be treated. These exercises are an important component of best […]


Extra Pounds Pose Risks for Hip OA Patients

Obesity Epidemic in the US Current headlines highlight our concern with the overuse of opioids, but for multiple years we’ve also been in the midst of an obesity epidemic.  A current post in Practical Pain Management begins with “America is currently battling an obesity epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one-third of U.S. children and about two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese and […]

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Side-lying Option for Advanced Traction with HipTrac

Another Home Hip Therapy Option In this excerpt from his workshop at OPTA 2016, Dr. Tony Rocklin, a leading advocate for conservative treatment for patients with hip osteoarthritis, discusses the use of HipTrac in the side-lying position. After patients have used HipTrac and advanced to pressures of 70 PSI or more, and have decreased the flexion of the HipTrac from 30 degrees to 0 degrees, they can try the side-lying […]