Have you struggled to find a hip pain professional who knows how to help?
Is your hip, pelvic or groin pain affecting the quality of your life?
Are you frustrated with a lack of answers about what’s wrong and why?
With their advanced knowledge, your HPP will provide a faster and more accurate diagnosis. This avoids prolonged suffering and the expense of unnecessary treatments and investigations. Your HPP will also aim to determine not only WHAT the source of the problem is, but WHY it has developed.
Your HPP will then develop a plan for HOW your problem should be best managed. Advice and education on what the problem is and how to aid your own recovery can be extremely powerful in regaining control of your pain and your life
Your HPP will not provide a one-treatment-fits-all approach but will individualise treatments based on their skilled assessment of your problem, to ensure a faster and more complete recovery.
Your HPP will quickly recognise when you require the assistance of a different health professional or a team approach, and recommend other highly skilled health professionals to assist with your care.
‘Hip Pain Professionals’ are healthcare professionals that have university qualifications and a special interest in helping those with hip pain or functional difficulties. Here is a guide to help you understand a little more about our different professionals before you find a hip pain professional.
A Physiotherapist / Physical Therapist(same profession, different name in different countries) has skills in assessment of posture and movement of the body and how muscle, tendon, joint, nerve and bone health may contribute to pain and functional difficulties. They can assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders.
A Specialist Medical Practitioner is a Doctor who has completed years of extra training in a specialist medical field. Specialist Doctors involved in helping those with Hip Pain include: Orthopaedic Specialist/Surgeon Sports Physician Rheumatologist Pain or Rehabilitation Specialist Neurologist Radiologist
An Exercise Physiologist is a university qualified allied health professional that focuses on the benefits of exercise to help improve fitness for allround good health, or to assist patients with a medical condition through exercise. They can provide an exercise program for either fitness or rehabilitation.
An Osteopath focuses on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Osteopaths use a range of approaches to enhance function, including manual therapy (mobilisation, stretching, massage and manipulation for ligaments and joints), exercise therapy and programming, equipment prescription, lifestyle advice and patient education.
A Chiropractor focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on the spine and pelvis. They also consider how the nervous system is affected by dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are best known for their use of spinal manipulation to treat these disorders.
There are many other Health Professionals that may be able to assist you in your journey. For example your General Medical Practitioner will often be the first person you see about your pain. You may consult a Dietitian or a Psychologist to help you with other important aspects of your journey. An Occupational Therapist may assist you with you Work Place set up or modifications to your home .
Your Hip Pain Professional is responsible for maintaining the currency of their professional registration, accreditation, training and professional indemnity insurance and to ensure that they are providing services to you which are appropriate to your circumstances and for which they have received appropriate training and are legally eligible to provide to members of the public. Please report any misconduct or unsatisfactory conduct to the professional registration board in your country and notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any concerns please contact Hip Pain Help for further assistance, information or discussion.