Mobilization with Movement, Part 1

Mobilization with Movement that Patients Can Take Home As May is Arthritis Awareness month, it’s worth remembering that more than 20% of people in the United States will have hip osteoarthritis during their lifetimes. Hip osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the US today. Unfortunately, our healthcare system is pre-disposed to dismiss it as incurable and only treatable with surgery. Pain medications and NSAIDs are prescribed and the patient […]

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HipTrac helps doctor relieve hip pain naturally

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 they have a pulled groin. After providing a thorough evaluation, many times it turns out that they […]

I have hip arthritis, why does my surgeon say wait?

Hip osteoarthritis is relatively common and affects more than 24 million people in the US today. Among that population, only a small minority get total hip replacements immediately after diagnosis. Why? There are multiple reasons, some specific to the individual patient and others that apply to all patients. The age and condition of the patient must be considered.  If you are older and/or overweight and not exercising much (not too surprising if you […]

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