HipTrac Go! Getting Started with HipTrac

Resources for getting started & getting the most out of your HipTrac.

This page includes the latest versions of the HipTrac provider and patient protocol guides, and videos that demonstrate the setup and use of HipTrac in both supine and side-lying positions. We recommend an initial Orientation Test – as outlined on the page below – to determine patient sensitivity to traction. Those who are sensitive to traction – generally less than 10% – should be started on the HipTrac at a more gradual progression.

Everyone else can start at a faster pace – the differences are detailed on the Orientation Test guide – and feel the benefits of HipTrac’s long axis traction in less time.  You may want to review our healthcare provider FAQs. If you have any questions or issues in getting started, please click on the chat box in the lower right for an immediate answer during business hours, or to send us a message after hours.


The videos above show (from left to right) putting on and positioning the ankle and knee bindings; how to use HipTrac in supine position; and how to use HipTrac in side-lying position (advanced).

The Quick Start guide below shows how to setup HipTrac and put on the bindings for the first use, and the Orientation guide outlines the angle, pressure and amount of time for first use and – based on those results – guidelines for the next four weeks.

Quick Start

► The Quick Start shows how to set up the HipTrac, put on the bindings and connect to the HipTrac.
PDF: HipTrac Quick Start V1.0

Orientation Test

► The Orientation Test includes protocol recommendations (flexion, intensity and duty cycles) for an initial test and introductory protocols based on results.
PDF: Orientation Test V2.0

Provider’s Protocol Guide

► The Protocol Reference for Providers includes protocol recommendations for specific goals (pain relief, increase ROM), specific pathologies (hip OA, FAI, etc.) and for individuals with no pathologies (such as athletes who train intensively).
PDF: Provider_Protocol_HipTrac v1.3

HipTrac Side-lying Protocol

► The Side-lying Protocol sheet details recommendations for patients or athletes who have been using HipTrac in supine position for five or more weeks, are using it at zero degrees flexion and 50+ PSI with no discomfort and now require increased traction force.
PDF: Patient_Protocol_Side-Lying HipTrac V1.1

HipTrac Owners Manual

PDF: HipTrac Owner’s Manual

Detailed diagram of HipTrac and its components