WHAT IS HIP PAIN?
Hip pain affects many people in a wide age range. Pain with walking, running and sitting can be
indicators of several different conditions of the hip. Hip pain can limit one’s life in a variety of ways.
the main types of hip pain
what can you do about your hip pain?
exercises for hip pain
What is Physical Therapy?
- Physical therapists are trained, licensed specialists who help individuals develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and function. Physical therapists specialize in helping restore flexibility and strength to the body to allow you to move normally and enjoy life, pain free. Discuss with your doctor if physical therapy is an appropriate option for your hip pain.
- Medical research has shown physical therapy to be an effective treatment with positive long term outcomes for patients with hip pain. A successful treatment plan consists of the following: hands-on therapy, an exercise program, posture & body mechanics training, and modalities (cold/heat, ultrasound electrical stimulation).
Physical therapists are trained to apply specialized, hands-on techniques that help relax tight muscles and restore joint movement in the hip.
A patient-specific exercise program focusing on mobility and strength will be designed to help you return to your optimal daily activity and quality of life.
Physical therapists are experts at movement analysis. Your physical therapist will help you improve your walking and body mechanics for daily activities.
Cold/heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation are used to decrease pain and relax the muscles.