HipNotes e-Newsletter 2018 Issue 1
Physical Therapists as Advocates and Educators
Like most physical therapists, I’m constantly playing the role of educator and advocate. This oftentimes occurs while working with patients diagnosed with early onset hip osteoarthritis. Individuals may not realize how much modern conservative care can help them during the months and years they may have to wait until they are candidates for THR surgery.
Every day in this country thousands of individuals visit their physicians to find answers to their hip pain. Many of these individuals are referred to a surgeon, and an increasing number of them are relatively young and active individuals. During the visit with the surgeon, many patients find out that they have hip osteoarthritis and will likely need a hip replacement. However, oftentimes the patient is not bad enough to warrant immediate hip replacement and the surgeon may recommend the patient go on their own to exercise to lose weight, use painkillers (opioids) to reduce pain, and wait for it to get bad enough for surgery. [continue reading…]
Motocross Racer Meets HipTrac™
“Hi, I’m Simon Gerber, 31 years old and actively involved in motocross racing, bike racing and biking. For more than a year, I had strong hip pain, mostly at night, so I would wake up and have to walk through the apartment until the pain eased. After consultation with my sports doctor and my physical therapist, I started taking a painkiller to sleep. The pain increased to the point that it was hard to train with my road bike and my mountain bike…After an MRI, I learned my hip pain came from damaged cartilage, mixed impingement, a ruptured crack and bursitis.
Just before Christmas, I was introduced to HipTrac. At that point, I was willing to try anything because I had nothing to lose. Within two weeks, I felt a little improvement. Now, after using HipTrac for six weeks, I’m really happy. I can sleep without painkillers and I I’m actively training in the Motocross preseason.My conclusion: HipTrac worked for me! I recommend it to everyone with hip pain to control the pain and regain control of their life.”
HipTrac™ & Arab Health Conference
HipTrac made its first Middle Eastern appearance at the Arab Health Conference in Dubai with Anil Daniel Prasad and his company Focus Professional, the newest distributor for MedRock products and responsible 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.