Long axis traction and HipTrac can provide pain reliefon a range of hip pathologies, including hip osteoarthritis (hip OA), femoroacetabular impingement(FAI) and labral tears. For Stuart Cosgrove, using HipTrac relieved his pain and enabled him to return to his full workouts.
Stuart, currently a physiotherapist (Cosgrove Physio) and a former Mr. Britain, is a dedicated HipTrac user. “I started using the HipTrac and noticed a very quick improvement in my gait pattern and pain reduction. I used the device every day for one week, then alternate days the following week. I now use the HipTrac 3 times a week. I find that if I stop using the device my hip begins to tighten again so I see this as on-going therapy. I wish I had known about HipTrac 2 years ago when my symptoms started.” As an ex-body building champion, Stuart still trains five times weekly. His FAI had limited his leg workouts; now using HipTrac, he’s back on leg workouts.
Learn more about FAI
More about FAI: “Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition where the bones of the hip are abnormally shaped. Because they do not fit together perfectly, the hip bones rub against each other and cause damage to the joint.” Read more about FAI at the OrthoInfo website from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Listen to Dr. Tony Rocklin discuss FAI and its treatment options here.