hip OA


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 […]

UK cycling testimonial

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 […]


Physical therapy, HipTrac and treating hip OA symptoms

Can treatment help? Physical therapy is often overlooked as an important option in the conservative treatment of hip osteoarthritis. In fact, an unwarranted emphasis is put on prescription drugs and NSAIDs by primary care providers and surgeons who diagnose hip osteoarthritis and declare it untreatable. The reality is, of course, that hip OA can’t be cured – but the symptoms CAN be treated. Physical therapy that includes manual therapy and […]

treating symptoms of hip OA

self mobilization

Mobilization with Movement, Part 3

More Self Mobilization Options for Patients This is the third part of Dr. Tony Rocklin’s focus on mobilization with movement that patients can do at home, self mobilization that does not require a second person to perform. This discussion is excerpted from Tony’s presentation at OPTA 2016. You can watch the first part of this discussion here, the second part here and other excerpts here. Or listen to the full […]