HipNotes Blog


Independent long axis traction comes to the Middle East

The Arab Health Conference is 1st Middle East showcase HipTrac is now appearing in the Middle East, in its first showcase at the Arab Health Conference in Dubai. We’re delighted to welcome Anil Daniel Prasad and his company Focus Professional as the exclusive distributor for MedRock products for the Middle East and India. Prasad is a practicing physiotherapist specializing in sports and musculoskeletal therapy. Focus Professional also organizes  evidence-based medical courses throughout the Middle East. […]

hip traction comes to the middle east

Prescription: therapeutic exercise for hip osteoarthritis

Therapeutic exercise = “medicine” for many chronic illnesses Therapeutic exercise is a key component in the conservative treatment of hip osteoarthritis. A paper published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sportsprovides the up-to-date evidence-based basis for prescribing therapeutic exercise for hip osteoarthritis and more than twenty other chronic diseases.   “Exercise as medicine – evidence for prescribing exercise as therapy in 26 different chronic diseases” was written by B.K. Pederson and B. Saltin and published in September 2015. In […]


Hip Pathologies for Patients – Understanding Labral Tear

What’s a labral tear? Labral tears are a hip pathology that can be caused by trauma, structural abnormalities or repetitive motions (particularly those in sports). The labrum is a rim of cartilage around the hip socket that helps keep the head of the femur (thigh bone) inside the acetabulum (hip socket). A labral tear is a tear in the labrum; patients feel pain deep in the groin on the side of the involved hip, and may also have […]


Dr. Tony Rocklin on Physical Therapy to Treat Hip Osteoarthritis

You can treat the symptoms, if not the disease. No, you can’t cure hip osteoarthritis. But yes, physical therapy can treat the secondary effects, including pain, tightness of the muscles around the hip joint and increasing loss of mobility. Physical therapy as conservative therapy has a low profile, and many providers – including surgeons and primary care physicians – don’t realize that it can significantly reduce patients’ need for drugs and also increase their mobility, […]


What to Expect When Starting Therapy for Hip OA

Start Hip OA Conservative Treatment with Physical Therapy For conservative treatment of hip osteoarthritis to be effective, it must include some level of physical therapy and therapeutic exercise. While over-the-counter(OTC) and prescription painkillers may relieve the pain, they do nothing to counteract the increasing tightness of the muscles around the hip and decreasing range of motion(ROM) caused by hip OA. This is why physical therapy is so important in conservative treatment, as it can both […]