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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 […]

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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 […]


Modern Conservative Care for
Intra-articular Hip Pathologies

Introduction to Modern Conservative Care Our healthcare system doesn’t promote modern conservative care of hip pathologies. This is especially true in the case of hip osteoarthritis (hip OA), where it is dismissed too often as “incurable” and prescriptions – often for narcotics – written to deal with the pain until surgery is warranted. Hip OA is one of the most common chronic pain conditions in the United States and the […]

Alternatives to Opioids White Paper

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New Singapore HipTrac distributor joins Canada, UK and Germany

HipTrac Around the World Welcome HipTrac Asia!  Our latest distributor joins our other distributors in Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.  Enhance Physiotherapy and Aglow Aesthetics Pte. Ltd. of Singapore are partners in bringing the HipTrac independent hip traction device to Asia to provide natural pain relief for patients with hip osteoarthritis, FAI, labral tears and other compression issues. Osteoarthritis in Asia A review article in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases estimates that osteoarthritis is […]


Poor Swing Mechanics, Repetitive Movements Lead to Golf Injuries

Many golf injuries occur due to repetitive movements Golf is one of the oldest and most traditional sports in the world. Its origin can be dated back to 15th-century Scotland, although some historians believe a form of it started as early as 1st century BC with the Romans. Most people consider golf a mild sporting activity unlike football, basketball and soccer in which there is constant physical contact with other […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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Hip pain from FAI

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, […]


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 […]

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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 […]