The Physio Rooms Woodvale

Hip Pain and Bursitis

Hip issues can vary greatly depending on age, medical history, mechanism of injury and location of the pain. They can be of a degenerative nature within the joint, or more related to soft tissues such as gluteal tendons and hip bursae.

Common Pain:

  • Pain located laterally on the outside of the hip, at the front of the hip, or the groin area are the most common hip pain presentations.
  • Restricted mobility in the hip joint.
  • Weakness and loss of muscle condition surrounding the hip – this is highly common in the gluteals.
  • Loss of flexibility in the muscles that move the hip joint.
  • Poor sitting postures and movement patterns, particularly changes in walking gait.
  • Anatomical predisposition to hip pain in the joint.

What Can We Do?

Hands On Physiotherapy:

Our physiotherapists will first and foremost differentiate the type of hip pain or injury with thorough questioning and a physical exam. In some scenarios, there is little benefit to hands on physiotherapy, whilst other injuries will benefit greatly from some of the following, in addition to exercise physiotherapy.
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Hip joint mobilisation
  • Lumbar spine mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Taping

Exercise Based Physiotherapy:

This element of management is highly important in hip injuries, whether they be related to a tendon or muscle issue, or an arthritic joint.

  • Exercises to address mobility limitations in hip and lower back.
  • Muscle activation of muscles that are weakened, inactive or inhibited. Commonly the gluteals and lower abdominals, along with adductors, hip flexors, quadriceps and hamstrings.
  • Identifying and correcting postural and movement maladaptation’s, such as walking, sitting, getting out of a chair or off the floor.
  • Progressive strengthening and loading of the hip and surrounding areas.

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2 Lyell Grove, WOODVALE WA 6026

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Working hours:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm

Saturday: 8am to 12pm

Sunday & Holidays: Closed

Working hours:

Monday to Friday:
8am to 7pm

8am to 12pm

Sunday & Holidays: Closed