We treat many people with this complaint on a daily basis. Very often this is a simple in-built protective mechanism from the body to prevent you from doing ‘actual’ damage or ‘further’ damage. We have a slow and a fast pain pathway to the brain so depending on the activity it may send a fast type of pain where as when your resting, the brain may choose to send a ‘slow pathway’ pain in the form of an ache. Although the sharper pain can become worrying, usually we find some good oul reassurance via our assessment, hands on treatment and some bespoke exercises for you can eliminate these sharp and achey pains very quickly and allow you not to give your hip a second thought while doing the things you enjoy in your life.
Many patients that we have helped report that this is a major concern for them when they come to see us. The hip pain is simply a message from the brain ‘to take action and change something’. Unfortunately most people don’t know where to look to take action. We have treated hundreds of hip’s both in professional sport and private practice and so have a very good idea based on our assessments of where to start. By finding the true origin of the problem (which very often is not even the hip anyways) we can help give you back your confidence in your hip. This then allows you to get back living a productive life (even if you had your hip pain for many years) and be effective in work and take part in the things you enjoy in life.
Ironically it is when our patient’s hip pain starts to affect other parts of their body such as the ‘other’ hip or even same side knee starts to hurt or their back gets ‘achey’ is when they usually get in touch with us. You see, there is an in-built mechanism in us designed to take pressure away from areas when our brain thinks there is a problem and this is usually when other areas can then become affected. It is an ‘ok’ strategy short term but long term these areas of the body can then get grumpy for doing extra work unbeknown to you. Some simple hands on treatment and finding your bespoke stressors to your body can quickly and easily relieve you of your hip pain and keep your other hip or same side knee, back or ankle etc nice and happy for years to come.
Many of your patients that we successfully help with hip pain even come in initially very concerned about their future health. Some have even been diagnosed with ‘osteoarthritis’. Some even have scan reports that show ‘wear and tear’ and was told they may need a hip replacement. The first thing we will do after your assessment is re-assure you based on our findings. We then go about helping you change your symptoms very quickly and effectively using our expert hands on treatment and bespoke rehabilitation plans. From here we then show you how to gain ‘thoughtless, fearless movement’ using a very specific plan for your exact needs. Many patients just like you go on for years living pain free. The result is usually returning to your life without letting hip pain determine who you are.
"ProSport Physiotherapy Halifax are a great set of clinicians that take the great pride in their work. I've had the please of been assessed and treated by their therapists on numerous occasions and every time they are able to come to a quick swift and effective solution to my issues. I would not hesitate in recommending these guys to anyone and indeed continue to do so regularly!"
"Dave is a top class physiotherapist who has a unique ability to find the true cause of the problem and treat effectively very quickly. This is essential for sports people but also effective for non sporting people. I would not hesitate to recommend Dave and his team to take care of your problems."
"Amazing results in a very short time. Cannot recommend your services enough. You took me from hobbling to running better than ever!"
"If I have a injury I have been to see these guys and they fix u like magic lol they are brill, very knowledgable, give you follow up help and I would not now go anywhere else :-)"
"A 140-mile round trip to visit Dave is well worth it as he's restored my confidence to overcome injury, using techniques you will probably not encounter elsewhere. Dave's manner is excellent, taking time to explain things simply and being available to clarify concerns. Many exercises prescribed are provided by video link with is far superior to the dodgy photocopied exercise sheets traditionally supplied as they ensure you can review and perform your rehab using good technique. In my opinion the ProSport experience is years ahead of the game as it adopts the advances being made in its field whereas regular Yellow Pages clincs stick to dated methods. A big plus is that Dave is also interested in getting you right."
"The first time I saw Dave with chronic back pain I was struggling to walk properly when I went in but I walked out more or less back to normal, and this is a normal result for Dave. The treatments are different to any I've experienced but my whole posture, long term injuries and problems continue to improve. Although some of the treatments are not pleasant the pain is well worth it for the results gained. If you need a physio go and see Dave and/or his colleagues."