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Hip replacement surgery at a young age

Two interesting and contrasting stories in this article that are worth reading. Take home messages here. 1. It takes time to get hip pain diagnosed accurately so if you have any hip pain act quickly to give yourself the best chance to self-manage conservatively. 2. All recovery, whether it is from a chronic condition or …

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Exercise can help manage hip pain

The earlier hip arthritis is diagnosed the better chance of a good outcome for self-management. Exercise therapy is an important and effective part of the self-management tool-kit. HipTrac can help to improve exercise tolerance. Read more…

The pain is not in the picture

Treat the patient not the picture is the take home message from this article. Gruesome looking X-rays of hip arthritis is not the end of the world and not seeing damage does not mean you have no problem. Focus your efforts on doing what you can to improve your situation with self-management techniques to help …

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New hip re-surfacing materials

Hip re-surfacing has received a lot bad press because of failed joints due to metal on metal wear and the potential for minute metal particles getting into the blood and causing illness. This article highlights further technological developments for people who may consider hip resurfacing in the future. Just how well the new material will …

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Sporting injuries and hip pain

Doctors are seeing more hip injuries linked to sport. This article sights the extreme intensity of the work outs as a possible cause. Other factors to consider are the advances in diagnosis and the changing age profile of the sporting population. What ever the reasons this is trend that is only set to rise. Are …

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Pain in the groin? Get the hip checked.

This article outlines research that indicates many groin related injuries are commonly related to hip joint pathology. The take home message is to make sure hip pathology is ruled out for any groin related pain. This can often delay the time it takes to accurately diagnose a hip problem. Read more…

Self-management for hip pain

Welcome to HipTrac UK’s podcast. In this podcast we will be discussing issues around hip pain with particular attention being paid to ways of managing pain. Although the primary focus is given to the hip you may find some of the more general information useful for managing pain in other areas of the body. Please …

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HipTrac UK talks with Strength Physio

I was fortunate to spend some time speaking with Chris Lendrum from Strength Physio. We discussed the reason for, and benefits, of HipTrac. It was enjoyable spending time with a progressive and forward thinking physiotherapist who practices manual therapy and has a flexible patient centred approach. Listen, enjoy and share. Thank you. HipTrac – StrengthPhysio …

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Why Self-Management?

What do Eamonn Holmes, Darcy Bussell and Naomi Campbell all have in common? They are all celebrities that have been in the press over the last couple of months for issues to do with the problems with their hips (alleged problems for Naomi Campbell). The stories are noteworthy for the press because of the relative …

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HipTrac UK – Open Days

HipTrac UK has been travelling up and down the country sharing knowledge of the benefit of long axis hip traction and HipTrac for helping people with hip pain. These events include conferences, CPD events for manual therapist and demonstrations at clinical practices. The events have been very successful with excellent knowledge transfer and learning for …

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ISHA Meeting 2015

ISHA (International Society for Hip Arthroscopy) is an international community of world leading orthopaedic surgeons with a special interest in hip preservation surgery. The 7th ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting is taking place in Cambridge, England from the 23rd – 26th September 2015.   Working alongside the surgeons in ISHA is a Physiotherapy group with other …

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Sport for Life

The recent election of Sebastian Coe as the new president of the IAAF, the body that governs world athletics, has put sport and athletics centre stage of the headlines again. Unfortunately the issue of doping allegations is what makes this story big news.   But lets put the issue of doping to one side for …

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