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Fancy pulling your leg?

Long axis traction is a go to technique for therapists of all types for individuals with long-term hip pain. Many who have experienced this technique will testify to the pain relief it provides and the comfort it can bring.   However if you have never experienced long axis traction how do you know it is …

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Dr Rocklin – Self management for hip pain

In this podcast you can see Dr Tony Rocklin (inventor of the HipTrac) being interviewed by Benoy Mathew of Function2Fitness. Two physiotherapists with expertise in helping individuals with hip pain improve the quality of their life. For whatever reason if you are not ready for hip replacement surgery then this is a must listen for …

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Manual therapy – part 2

This podcast is the second part of a two part series on manual therapy. In this part we look at the importance of manual therapy for helping to maintain hip health when the odds are stacked against you. If you want to learn how to help yourself as best you can then listen and enjoy.

Manual therapy – part 1

Manual therapy can play an important role in self management for hip pain and lots of other conditions that require long-term management. We will cover manual therapy in two parts and in this first part we talk about how your beliefs impact on success with manual therapy or any other strategy’s you employ.


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Movement and pain

Keeping moving is really important for helping to manage pain as well being great for all round general health. Pain can limit your movement but movement can help to limit your pain. In this podcast, the fourth in the series, we introduce the concepts of movement therapy, exercise therapy and manual therapy. Learn a little more …

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Sport and hip arthritis

Have you been been active and played sport all your life? The study in this article adds weight to the idea that arthritis in the hip for many is a combination of hip shape, possible impingement and load of activity. It was found that professional football players are 10 times more susceptible to hip arthritis whether …

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Hips, pain and sleep

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” You cannot live without it and you cannot thrive without it. Good quality sleep can help you in so many ways and if you are not getting enough it will increase the pain you feel. In this the podcast, the …

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Hip arthritis and pain medication

It has been in the news recently that paracetamol is ineffective for providing pain relief for arthritis. This brief article gives details of what was reported as effective. Long term use of many pharmaceutical preparations is not good for us. Anything you can do to reduce usage and reliance is a good thing. Read more…

Food for pain

This is the second podcast in a series on self-management for hip pain. In this podcast we discuss how our eating habits may be impacting on the levels of pain we feel. This one is not exclusively for the hip or indeed for those in pain. Food is universal. So have a listen, enjoy and …

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Are you a fitness fanatic or weekend warrior?

This article highlights a problem that is set to keep growing, which is people being recommended for hip replacement at a younger and younger age. This not just an issue for so-called ‘fitness fanatics and weekend warriors’. The length of time a replacement joint lasts is impacted by how active you are and the types …

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Hip pain before and after surgery?

Extending conservative self management for hip OA for as long as you can is a choice made by many for lots of different reasons. If you do have surgery being in the best possible condition beforehand can speed up your recovery and reduce the likelihood of pain post operatively. So whether you want to have …

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