Don't let hip & Pelvic pain Put a handbrake on life
Hip and pelvic pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint among the people we see an Empower. It is important to manage hip pain as early as possible. Left untreated, chronic overuse and overload can contribute to degeneration of joint structures and arthritis.
Whether your injury or condition requires surgery, Exercise Physiology can play a major role in speeding up your recovery journey. Rebuilding strength, stability and function.
Fix your pain & stiffness
In many instances, your injury or condition can be remedied with appropriate movement and exercise. Removing the need for surgery or other invasive medical procedures.
Expert Coaching & guidance
Correct exercise prescription and measured progression will ultimately determine the quality of your results. Make sure to entrust this to the best certified experts.
At Empower, we aim to change lives. Helping you to achieve better health, function and vitality through effective movement and exercise. Begin to live pain-free and unlock an optimised version of yourself.
Our service offering includes Injury Rehabilitation, Workplace Injury, Chronic Pain, Back + Neck Pain, NDIS, Pre + Post Operative, Chronic Fatigue, Arthritis + Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular Disease and Mental Health.
Our practitioners are highly skilled, trained and compassionate, meaning you are putting your health in the best of hands. We pride ourselves on our results and our customer service, earning us a 5 star rating from our current and previous clients.
After suffering a shoulder injury, Empower delivered my rehab program with excellent results. Once I recovered all of my pre-injury shoulder strength and mobility, I continued to see them on a regular basis to improve other areas of my health and fitness. Can’t recommend the team at Empower enough!
People Loving What We Do
Hip Issues we treat
Osteoarthritis is brought on by continued wear and tear to the hip joint. Worn or frayed cartilage creates stiffness, pain or a feeling of locking or catching through the joint. The degenerative condition can impose significant limitations on movement and physical activity. As we age, the risk of Osteoarthritis increases - more so in sedentary individuals.
To treat Osteoarthritis and restore range of motion, we improve the patient's posture and strengthen the muscles around the joint. This results in less force being placed on the hip joint directly as the surrounding structures begin to take more of the load. Seeking the expert counsel of an Exercise Physiologist will ensure you are using the appropriate movements with correct technique. Delivering you the best results.
Speak to an expert about your Hip Osteoarthritis.
Typically referred to as the groin muscles, there are several different muscles that make up the adductor group. Its primary function is pull your leg into the middle of your body, or to help stabilise your leg and hips. A strain is when you have injured these muscles, either through overworking or by overstretching them.
The first step in treating an adductor strain is simply to rest it. Allowing any pain or swelling to subside. Next, we begin to gently reload the adductors and surrounding muscle groups safely. Correctly loading these muscles is somewhat of an art form, addressing any weaknesses that may have triggered the initial strain and adequately building up surrounding muscles to remove some of the load carried by the adductors. Preventing further pain or re-injuring the muscle group.
Speak to an expert about your Adductor Strain.
Gluteal tendonitis is irritation or inflammation of the gluteal tendons which attach into the bony mass on the front side of someone’s hip. It's generally caused by muscular weakness of the glute muscles, poor hip position with sitting, standing, walking or running, and other factors affecting the surrounding skeletal structures. Typical signs of the condition include pain and/or swelling around the hip, upper leg or glutes.
Treating Gluteal Tendonitis can be quite a minefield. As too much load through a tendon can cause further pain and irritation, setting rehab back even further. Correcting the posture and strengthening the glute muscles need to be meticulous to ensure the muscle and tendon are being rehabilitated correctly, without pushing the exercises too far. An Exercise Physiologist will help to find this balance and restore the hip back to full working order.
Speak to an expert about your Gluteal Tendonitis.
A bursa is a fluid-filled sac which helps specific areas of your body to move without friction and rubbing. Bursitis is a condition where a bursa becomes irritated and inflamed. The condition is most often due to injury to the point of the hip, poor posture, overuse of the surrounding muscle structures, leg length discrepancies or bone spurs.
The main treatment goal is to reduce the inflammation of the bursa, in turn reducing pain. As many of the causes are due to incorrect movement, corrective exercise will cause a significant improvement in pain. The aim of exercise is to reduce pressure being placed on the bursa throughout movement, allowing inflammation to settle. Anti-inflammatory medication or corticosteroid injections can also help in reducing inflammation, providing a pain-free window to exercise.
Speak to an expert about your Trochanteric Bursitis.
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) refers to the impingement between the ball and socket of the hip joint, which can cause pain with activity and lead to osteoarthritis of the joint. Depending on which type of impingement you are suffering with (Cam or Pincer), excess bone will either grow from the femoral head (top of the thigh bone) or the socket of the joint. Each causing rubbing on the cartilage of the hip joint or pinching and tearing of the labrum of the hip, respectively.
The primary goal of treatment is to reduce pain. As the condition occurs due to skeletal growth, there is little that can be done to remove these impingements, aside from surgery. However, strengthening surrounding muscles, improving balance and performing movements with correct technique can help reduce pain. Preventing the hip joint being placed in a position that will cause impingement.
Speak to an expert about your Femoroacetabular Impingement.
1/507 Pittwater Rd
Brookvale NSW 2100
Empower changes lives. Helping people achieve better health, function and vitality through effective movement and exercise. Begin to live pain-free and unlock an optimised version of yourself.
© Empower Exercise Physiology 2022