My job is to work out whether the problem is coming from your hip joint itself, or whether it’s trying to compensate for a problem somewhere else in your body (common issues that the hip tries to compensate for are stiff feet or a twisted ribcage).
Each hip problem has its own specific cause, and therefore the best way to treat each hip may be completely different.
When I treat you, we’ll start off by discussing when your hip hurts: is it all the time, or just when you try to walk or put your socks on, or when you lie on that side?. I then look at your posture and your movement patterns throughout your whole body, especially with regard to the activity or posture that hurts you most, in order to work out where your problem is originating from.
Once we work out what’s going on, we can put together a physiotherapy for hip pain treatment plan. The plan will be completely individual to you: based on whether your hip is the cause of your problem or whether it’s compensating for a problem elsewhere in your body, on your own goals and priorities, your diary, and how much time you’re able to devote to your recovery.
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The Prime Minister’s announcement on 1 Nov was clear that medical services should continue, and that people who need medical appointments should continue to attend them. Therefore the clinic will remain open, with everything wipe-clean and COVID-safe.
However, the current government advice is that I have to see patients online before I can see you in clinic, and that I should only see you face to face (or mask to mask!) if we both agree that the benefits of hands-on treatment outweigh the risks of coronavirus transmission. If hands-on treatment is not the most appropriate option for you, then I will continue to offer online treatment for the foreseeable future.
So please call my team on 0207 175 0150 and book your physio appointment as usual – or to read more about the COVID-safe measures we’re taking, please click the button to continue reading.