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Can HipTrac Hurt You – and Why it Can’t

I’ve been asked the question, “can patients hurt themselves using HipTrac?” It is virtually impossible to hurt yourself using HipTrac correctly. HipTrac replicates the most common manual therapy technique used to treat intra-articular hip problems; Long Axis Traction. It safely decreases pressure within the hip joint, reduces pain and improves capsular mobility. It is used to treat hip osteoarthritis, femoral-acetabular impingement, labral pathology as well as other joint problems. In […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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, […]