Hip, Pelvis and Upper Leg
“My treatment techniques for this area have a good success rate. Clients often tell me that they have seen other clinicians but it has not worked as well as my techniques” George
The hip, pelvis and upper leg is the junction between the trunk/upper body and lower limbs. Normal function in this area is vital for the control, stabilisation and power of the rest of the body.
The hip is described as a ‘ball and socket’ joint and is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. It is composed of the head of the femur (upper thigh bone) which articulates with a socket in the pelvis.
Major nerves run through the hip area. These include the sciatic nerve at the back of the hip and femoral nerve at the front.
The pelvis is a bony ring including the pubic bone at the front, the hip joints in the groin and the sacro-iliac joints either side of the base of the spine.
There are a number of powerful muscle groups in the area which are responsible for maintaining an up right posture, stabilising the trunk and lower body and providing the power required through the lower limbs for locomotion etc. some of these key muscles are gluteus maximus and medius, the hamstrings, the abductors/adductors of the hip, the quadriceps, the iliacus and psoas major, Iliotibial Band and piriformis.
Hip, Pelvis and Upper Leg Conditions that we treat
- Muscle strains
- Sacroiliac joint pain, dysfunction
- Trochanteric Bursitis
- Piriformis syndrome
- Osteitis pubis
- Femoral Acetabular Impingement
- Snapping hip syndrome (Dancers hip)
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Post surgery
This list is not exhaustive; please ring the clinic if you have any queries about other conditions or injuries.
Your condition will be thoroughly assessed by your physiotherapist, who will explain their findings and discuss the proposed treatment plan with you for your agreement.