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A Functional Approach to Hip Internal Rotation

Anyone who’s assessed or treated hips will know how common it is to find a limitation in hip internal rotation. There are many number of reasons why an assessment would lead you to look at hip internal rotation, with the most common being low back pain and knee pain. Though I would say I will […]

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Quick Hitter: Hip Capsule Strategies

It’s pretty common, particularly in male patients for some reason, to find very stiff hips.  It’s often more than just transient tightness and normal stretching/ROM exercises con only get you so far.  There is often an element of capsular tightness that is much harder to get at, so today we’ll look at a few strategies […]

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Loading the Hip in Function

I was thinking about how the hip loads in function and realised that I always think of it as either loading from the bottom up or the top down.  I’m thinking of hip internal rotation here as it loads in two different ways in gait, loading from the bottom up as a front leg and […]

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3 Functional Hip Assessment Strategies

Today we are going to look at functional hip assessment strategies. In my recent posts about the foot, I was limited by the word count, so I couldn’t take the natural step of assessing the hip…the next bully along the chain. I had to isolate the foot, but of course the body works as whole […]

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