Assessment of hip pain:
This includes assessment of the sensitivity of the structures to touch, movement, and load, as well as the mobility of the hip and the strength of the hip muscles. We are most interested in the postures and activities that you find restricting.
Treatment of hip pain:
Based on all this information we will then explain to you in simple language, where the pain is coming from, the factors that are contributing to your pain, and discuss the best treatment options available to you.
If your pain is acute (sudden onset), the key is to help you get comfortable and moving as this helps with recovery. We will also identify the factors that caused the hip pain and make a plan to prevent it in the future. If your pain is persistent (longer than 6-12 weeks), we will work out a plan with you to help take control of your pain and get back to living based on your goals.
Treatment often involves learning to relax tense muscles, regaining joint mobility if restricted, a graduated strengthening exercise program, and a plan to get you physically active based on your preference. It’s really important to get you fit, confident and strong as this results in pain relief and increased functional capacity. Addressing other factors such as sleep, mood, stress, if relevant, may also be important. We work with other health professionals where needed, to ensure your care is coordinated.
We will identify your goals and ensure the treatment plan is directed towards these. For some people this process may take 2-3 sessions, however for long term problems this may take up to 7-10 sessions over a 3-4 month period.
At Back in Balance we are not interested in ongoing “band-aid treatments”. We know that the best way to manage hip pain is to help you understand why you have pain, having a treatment plan to address the factors that contribute to your pain, and get you back in control, moving, active and living again.
Is pain or injury holding you back?
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– Peet Ronin Husák
– Emma Rosanne
The hands on treatment and rehab exercises have been invaluable and have sped up my recovery time. He really takes the time to explain body mechanics and healing, with a very encouraging and positive approach. I no longer need crutches or any kind of foot support. I’m really looking forward to resuming my varied fitness regime again.
– Hels Bells
I have been suffering with my back on and off for years now due to spending large portions of my working day hunched over fixing bikes. A friend recommended I go see Josh. I’d never seen an osteo before but i’m so glad I went.
My back has been so much better while at work, not just from the treatments but all the advice I was given about how to hold myself at work and exercises I can do when the pain starts. This was great value and well worth the money! Thank you
– Jasper Davies
Was treated by Josh for my low back pain which has now gone, also he made some suggestions for my diet which has really helped my dry skin. Highly recommend, very knowledgeable
– Jamie Acres
– Sheila Elmer
– Ben Royle