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Hip Physical Therapy

What is it?

Physical therapy of the Hip, is used to diagnose and treat conditions causing disruptive symptoms and mobility issues of the lower limb. The hip is responsible for functional movements such as walking, running, standing up, and climbing the stairs. The hip joint, located on each side of the pelvis, is a ball and socket joint consisting of the tip of the thighbone (femur) and a groove within the pelvis called the acetabulum. Because the hip joints work together to create a supportive structure that bears the weight of the body, they are more susceptible to the stressful damage of repetitious movement/usage. Pain in the hip may be caused by injury to muscles, tendons, or bursae (the small fluid-filled sacs) that cushion and lubricate joints. The pain can radiate and be felt in the lower back, groin, side of the leg, or knee. Physical therapy treatments for hip pain include: stretching, strengthening exercises, balance and gait training, joint mobilization/stabilization, and therapeutic applications such as heat, ice, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation.

During the initial visit to begin physical therapy of the hip, the screening process can include:
• Gait evaluation
• Palpation around the hip
• Range of motion measurements
• Strength measurements
• Functional mobility tests
• and other tests.

Hip Physical Therapy Benefits

How can it help me?

Physical therapy of the Hip is a great option for providing both relief from pain and healing hip injuries. It is a safe, natural and effective non-surgical means of treatment that addresses the root cause of symptoms long term compared to alternatives such as medications and injections. With consistent and regular sessions, hip physical therapy helps patients regain mobility and independence, improves strength, balance, and posture, increases range of motion, eliminates pain, relieves tension, and reestablishes joint stability.

Techniques and Exercises

What we incorporate into our treatments

Hip Physical Therapy can include techniques or exercises such as:

  • Stretching
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Balance and gait training
  • Joint mobilization/stabilization
  • Heat
  • Ice
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation

Who is eligible for Hip Physical Therapy

Common symptoms and conditions

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic arthritis
  • IT Band Syndrome (Hip Bursitis or Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Hip pointer
  • Labral Tears in the Hip
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Joint stiffness
  • Swelling, numbness, tingling, weakness
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
  • Limping
  • Referred pain to the thigh and knee
  • Perthes’ Disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Hip replacement
  • Fractures and breaks in the pelvis or femur

your team

Ready To Get Your Body Working Better!

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy is staffed with a professional and caring team of experts with clinical experience in utilizing Hip Physical Therapy. Browse through our physical therapist profiles to learn how they can help you with restoring functionality.

Serving Williamsburg Brooklyn Since 2006

Quality care that’s accessible

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy began as an idea to bring the highest quality physical therapy to all people in our community. We wanted to offer the best that NYC has in health care while not marginalizing people based on socioeconomic boundaries (race, income, language, religion, etc). We offer a “concierge style service” and continue to accept many commercial insurances, medicare and even medicaid policies.

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common faq's

Since this is a physical therapy session which will require a physical examination and therapeutic exercise (varies by patient), we ask all our patients to come prepared. Please come dressed in loose fitted clothing that will allow for easy mobility, comfort, and access to the area of complaint. In addition we recommend sneakers with soles that grip to prevent slips or falls.

The need for a referral depends on what type of insurance you have. Most insurance plans do not require one, however some insurances do. For example, if you have HIP, you will need a referral from your primary care physician. We ask that you check to see what your health insurance plan requires prior to your initial visit. If you are unsure, please contact our front office and we’ll do our best to determine whether or not you require a referral.

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Each patients case and diagnosis is unique and requires the development of an individualized plan of care. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate of the number of sessions needed to reach a level of “feeling better”, during your initial evaluation.

Over time the number of visits may increase or decrease from the initial estimate, based on the progress made.

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy accepts many of the available major insurance plans as well as alternate payment options, including cash/self-pay, to make our services accessible and affordable. Please visit the link below to view all information pertaining to Payment Options.

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