Dawn DeBruyn


New England Sports Therapy Practice Hits a Home Run with HipTrac

Ara Sakayan, PT, ATC, CSCS (former Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for New England Revolution Pro Soccer Team.) “I am using HipTrac in my practice for various problems of the hip joint in my sports therapy practice. I have been using this device for patients with a diagnosis of moderate to severe osteoarthritis. The patients have very tight hip joint capsules with restricted internal rotation. The HipTrac was extremely effective […]

Sports therapy practice uses HipTrac for hip traction

If you unload arthritic hip joints it reduces pain and improve mobility

APTA Hip Osteoarthritis Clinical Practice Guidelines
2017 Revisions

New Recommendations Include Educating Patients on How to Unload Arthritic Joints A notable addition to APTA’s 2017 revisions to clinical practice guidelines for the hip pain and mobility deficits of hip osteoarthritis Recommendation B, on patient education. “Clinicians should provide patient education combined with exercise and/or manual therapy. Education should include teaching activity modification, exercise, supporting weight reduction when overweight, and methods of unloading the arthritic joints.” This is significant, […]


Recreational Runners Less Likely to Have
Hip Osteoarthritis

Recreational runners can feel good about the conclusions of a recent study on the incidence of knee and hip osteoarthritis in recreational runners as compared to sedentary individuals and to competitive runners. An international team of researchers in Spain, Sweden, the United States and Canada concluded that the recreational runners are less likely to experience knee and hip OA than are the other two groups. The study concludes that running […]


HipTrac Now Available on SAM

MedRock, Inc. is now registered in SAM as a US Federal Contractor for purchases of HipTrac for the Veterans Administration, other government agencies and the military. DUNS: 034446946 CAGE: 71XG7


Diet Rich in Saturated Fats
Associated with Osteoarthritis

A recent study from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) identified a high-fat diet, and specifically, saturated fats as a prime suspect in the onset of osteoarthritis. QUT scientists found that a diet containing 20% saturated fats changed the composition of cartilage in the weight-bearing joints of the hip and knee. The modified cartilage displayed osteoarthritic changes. In addition, the diet resulted in changes to the bone under the cartilage. […]

saturated fats associated osteoarthritis

UK cycling testimonial

HipTrac Helps Cyclist Return to Competition

Competitive cycling is rigorous and puts heavy demands on your body.  Rick Clarkson of Stockport UK thought that his diagnosis at age 37 of early osteoarthritis meant he wouldn’t be returning to competition.  But after trying HipTrac,  that changed.  Rick says “The HipTrac has made a huge improvement to the quality of my life, both physically and mentally. It has allowed me to return to competitive cycling which I thought wouldn’t be possible. HipTrac has […]


HipTrac User ‘King Mo’ Muhammed Lawal
Posts Another Win

One of the high-profile athletes who uses HipTrac regularly for recovery and pain relief is ‘King Mo’ Muhammed Lawal, former StrikeForce light heavyweight champion and MMA Fighter. Last Friday, March 31st, he got the rematch with Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson that both fighters had been hoping for. This time, Lawal got the best of Jackson, defeating him in a unanimous decision 29-28 by all three judges. In the earlier match, Lawal […]

King Mo MMA fighter and HipTrac user

HipTrac research study title page

1st HipTrac Research Study Published in APTA Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice

January 2017 Issue Includes HipTrac Research Study The first HipTrac research study, “Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise and HipTrac for Patients with Hip Osteoarthritis: A Case Series” was published in the January 2017 issue of APTA Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice. It is the first study to evaluate a multi-modal treatment approach to hip osteoarthritis using extended periods of hip traction at home and in clinic. Manual long-axis hip traction (LAT) has been used for centuries […]


Exploring the Efficacy of Manual Therapy
on Hip Osteoarthritis

Today’s post is a re-publication of an article written by John Snyder, DPT, CSCS that discusses the efficacy of manual therapy on patients with hip osteoarthritis.  He reviews multiple studies that have shown substantial gains for patients on manual therapy and concludes that it bodes well for the long-term effectiveness of the combination of manual therapy and exercise in the treatment of hip OA. In fact, manual therapy and therapeutic exercises […]

efficacy of manual therapy

hip and back pain connection

Hip and Back Pain Connection
Important to Check For

Hip and back pain can be closely related Mark Dunwell, the founder of HipTrac UK, an ex World Champion sprinter and a remedial massage therapist, spoke at the Back Health event held by BackMentorMe earlier this year on how hip and back pain can be closely related. “…the hip is really tied to what is going on in the low back and vice versa. When one part of your lower […]