From my own experience, the vast majority of people who suffer from these issues seem to take a wait-and-see approach, and when that inevitably gets them nowhere, they come and see a physio, maybe after visiting a GP and getting a cortizone jab. Having imaging (X-Ray and Ultrasound) can be helpful for diagnostic purposes, and cortizone may help to relieve symptoms temporarily, but they are not requirements to getting better. Massage, dry needling, joint mobilisation, taping or any other hands on treatments will often help with symptom relief, but the one thing that is actually necessary in every single case of these hip pathologies is muscle strengthening. And not just any strengthening will do; the exercises need to be very specific and targeted, and done in a very specific fashion. And you’ll never guess who is best equipped to show you these exercises…
That’s right, your friendly LifeForce physio! So call 82892800 to make an appointment at LifeForce health solutions at Golden Grove to get started on rehabbing that troublesome hip (childcare worker or not!)
Call 8289 2800 to make a physiotherapy appointment at LifeForce health solutions at Golden Grove, to see what one of our experienced and friendly physiotherapists can do to help with your work-related condition. Alternatively, send us a message or comment on Facebook or via our website, and we’ll be in touch!
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