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What Is Hip Bursitis?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Bursitis? So, what is a bursa? A bursa is a fluid filled sac that is utilized to reduce friction and improve mobility near joints and bony areas. What is bursitis? Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. The hip has multiple bursa that can be involved in bursitis. So, how does bursitis affect my hip?

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What Is Hip Arthroscopy?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Currently, hip arthroscopy is a hot topic in the world of orthopedic medicine. Hip arthroscopies are becoming more popular as they are minimally invasive and may delay the need for hip replacement. Physical therapy prior to hip arthroscopy and after hip arthroscopy is a critical component to ensure advances in quality of life and function. So, what is hip arthroscopy?

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The Hip: The Forgotten Joint

Posted on by Brian Vetterkind, PT, DPT, CMTPT, CMPT

Although it’s one of the biggest and most important joints in the human body, the hip joint is sometimes overlooked when evaluating, treating and diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions. With normal movement patterning, the hip is used heavily for bending, twisting, rotating and propelling forward. Mechanical breakdowns will occur if the hip is unable to function at peak efficiency, often at other segments like the knee or lumbar spine.

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4 Tips to Stay Healthy While Holiday Shopping

Posted on by Athletico

The Holiday season is in full swing, which means that the stores will be busy with shoppers through the New Year.

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5 Tips to Prepare for Hip Arthroscopy Surgery

Posted on by Athletico

Prior to scheduling surgery, many patients focus on how big things in their life will be impacted, including how much time will need to be taken off work as well as arrangements for childcare and/or pet care. Although these are important considerations, patients should also take time to think about how smaller parts of their daily life will be impacted post-surgery.

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Total Hip Replacement: What to Expect Before and After

Posted on by Athletico

You have been having hip pain for years and you have decided to have your hip replaced.  Prior to surgery, your doctor sends you to a physical therapist for “pre-hab.”  If you are unfamiliar with physical therapy, you may be wondering why is “pre-hab” necessary? What is “pre-hab” and what are the benefits?

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Hip Pain: So you Literally Have a Pain in your Butt

Posted on by Athletico

I’m referring to the ache in the back of your hip that’s been there for a few weeks.

First, you thought it would just go away. Next, you talked to a family member or friend, who recommended “rubbing this cream on it.” Then, you Googled it. Some methods worked, others made your hip pain worse…so what’s next?

Time to see your Athletico Physical Therapist[1].

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