Our therapists at Anderson & Cattone Physical Therapy are well versed in the anatomy of the hip and all of the potential structures that may be referring your pain. In addition, they will be able to analyze your movement patterns to determine the most likely original cause of the pain. Hip pain is rarely just the hip, as the low back is often the culprit of developing pathology.
We use a combination of manual therapy and exercise for all regions contributing to your hip pain. Manual therapy will often include mobilization/manipulation of both the hip and lumbar spine. Soft tissue mobilization and muscle activation are effective technique for restoring proper function of lumbopelvic stabilizing muscles. Exercise will initially focus on improving activation and control of all muscles necessary to stabilize your hip. As control improves, your therapist will guide you through specific functional movements necessary for you to achieve your goals.
Manual therapy is used to decrease pain and improve the mobility of patients experiencing pain. When treating the hip it may include joint and soft tissue mobilization/manipulation of both the hip and lumbar spine to restore proper mechanics. The interdependence of the hip and lumbar spine make it vital to address dysfunction in both.
Therapeutic exercise programs are developed and tailored to the patient’s specific diagnosis. Therapeutic exercise teaches patients proper movement patterns and improves strength and endurance necessary for fully healing from current dysfunction. It will initially focus on improving activation and control of all muscles necessary to stabilize the hip and lumbar spine. As control improves, a more comprehensive approach will be used to ensure full strength and mobility of ensure lower extremity and trunk
Manual therapy and exercise therapy have both been found to be beneficial in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Stretching and manipulation (thrust and non-thrust distraction) can be used to reduce intra-articular (in the joint) pressure which can improve hip range of motion necessary for functional activities. (Hoeksma, 2004). Non-arthritic hip pain can be successfully treated with manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and neuro-muscular re-education (Enseki, 2014)
We Can Treat
Femoral acetabular impingment
IT Band syndrome
Muscle strain/tear (i.e. hamstring or hip flexors)