Monthly Archives: July 2016


Moving Towards Physical Therapy and Prehabilitation as Standard Treatment for Hip OA

Changes in our healthcare system come slowly Nothing changes quickly in our healthcare system; change is a marathon, not a sprint. Now that we’ve finally recognized the opioid epidemic, individual states are taking steps to stem their overuse. Patients with chronic pain – and their doctors – are looking for other ways to deal with their pain, and one of those ways is physical therapy. In fact, one of the […]

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Poor Hip Joint Mechanics Increase Risk of Injury in Baseball Players

In researching injuries sustained during baseball, the focus of most studies has been primarily on the shoulder and elbow, and for good reason. Baseball players are known to sustain many injuries from head to toe but due to the specific components of their sport, including overhead motions, the majority of injuries occur in the upper extremities. According to the 2007 study by Hootman et al in the Journal of Athletic […]


Fitness Enthusiast with FAI Meets HipTrac

Hip Pain from FAI Disrupts Workouts Madelin Siedler (@madrosefit on instagram) is a fitness enthusiast and when hip pain disrupted her workouts, it was devastating. Madelin writes about her road to recovery. “During the spring of 2014, I started experiencing hip pain that kept me from running, jumping, and even standing on one leg. As someone with a passion for fitness, this was devastating to me. I tried sports massage, […]

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Soft Tissue Releases, Strengthening & Biomechanics

Patients with hip pathology In this excerpt from his workshop at OPTA 2016, Dr. Tony Rocklin reviews soft tissue releases, strengthening and biomechanics as part of conservative treatment of intra-articular hip pathology.  He also discusses his approach to starting new patients on therapeutic exercises and giving them the “tools” to participate in improving their own condition – and explains how positive reinforcement of small improvements can keep them engaged. Tony also covers the importance […]


Predicting Hip Osteoarthritis Patient Response to Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Helps Many Physical therapists who work with patients diagnosed with hip osteoarthritis know that manual therapy and therapeutic exercises can provide significant pain relief and improvements in ROM for many of them. However, there hasn’t been sufficient research into the factors that can predict what the individual hip osteoarthritis patient response will be to physical therapy, and who is likely to benefit from physical therapy, as well as who […]

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Golfer with Hip OA Uses HipTrac to Stay in the Game

Hip Osteoarthritis Limits Activities Total hip replacement surgeries have increased significantly over the last five years. However, some people prefer to defer surgery for a variety of reasons, and others are not immediate candidates. When Mark was diagnosed with hip osteoarthritis at age 50, he was still a very active fifty-year-old – both an avid fisherman and a frequent golfer. As a former basketball player, he was unhappy with the […]