Our Approach to Physiotherapy

Hip Soreness

For many women, hip pain can be extremely troublesome. Pain on direct pressure on the outside of the hip or with activity may indicate underlying hip bursitis or gluteal tendonopathy, often resulting in lateral hip pain. Your hip pain physiotherapy assessment will aim to establish the root cause of these issues, and work with you to develop a safe, effective and practical management program.

What you can do:

  • Sit with hips higher than knees
  • Stand with weight evenly on both legs
  • Not sit with legs crossed
  • Learn buttock strengthening exercises

Hip pain facts:

A bursa is a fluid filled sac that reduces friction between tendons. If this bursa is overloaded it can become swollen and inflamed and cause pain. Gluteal tendonopathy is damage to the gluteal tendons (buttock muscle attachments) which can be a result of gradual wear and tear, overuse, or poor buttock strength, resulting in overloading. Reduced buttock strength is a very common cause of lateral hip pain.
Hip pain management may initially comprise dry needling for pain relief, or reducing the load on the hip with taping or movement retraining.

Learning what exercises to do and how to perform them correctly is our area of expertise. Following physiotherapy hip assessment you will know what hip pain exercises are going to be beneficial and which ones to avoid. Low load static lateral buttock strengthening is the tried and tested starting point at AB Physiotherapy Fremantle.

Having a plan regarding hip pain exercise progression and hip pain management is our aim. We want our progression of physiotherapy hip exercises to allow you to resume your usual exercise routine, sleep better, enjoy walking, reduce recurrence and be able to enjoy your next holiday adventure.