The rehabilitation process does not end when you walk out the clinic door. You will have home work. Once your hip pain evaluation has been performed and your case has been established, you will be assigned a series of stretching and strengthening exercises that will initially be performed in the Elite clinic. You will be instructed and guided through these exercises by one of our trained staff who will ensure that you are performing all exercises with the proper form and technique.
Once the proper diagnosis is made and it is determined that the cause of your hip pain is trochanteric bursitis or inflammation of the trochanteric bursa, your treatment process will begin. Physical therapy for trochanteric bursitis will be geared towards reducing inflammation in and around the bursa and addressing the soft tissue structures that may be contributing to this painful condition.
Our Cool Springs patient, Angela Kennedy, shares her recovery from hip bursitis. Angela runs an after school program for the Williamson County School district. She enjoys spending time and interacting with all of the kids, so when her hip started to hurt she turned to her favorite orthopedic surgeon and his recommendation to Elite PT and Balance.
The hip is a complex ball and socket joint that comprised of the head of the femur (ball) and the bowl shaped part of the pelvis (socket) called the acetabulum which is Latin for vinegar cup. Due to its complexity the hip joint relies on many soft tissue structures such as muscles, tendons,
Looking for tips to do at home for Piriformis Syndrome. During your treatment for Piriformis Syndrome, not only will you be performing exercises in clinic but you will also be asked to perform a set of specific exercises at home as part of your home exercise program. Your home exercise program or HEP will be similar to the exercises performed in clinic and involve stretching of the piriformis and other muscles in the hip along with strengthening exercises designed to promote balance and stability in the hip region.
If Piriformis Syndrome is suspected, upon your initial visit to Elite physical therapy your PT will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you are experiencing complications of the piriformis muscle. This initial evaluation will involve special testing to determine muscle strength and muscle tightness and your therapist will also want to gather specific information about the symptoms you have been experiencing.
As a practicing physical therapist, I found myself as a patient dealing with Piriformis Syndrome. My testimony involves self diagnosis and self treating. After a “bout” of over-activity that seemed to cause consistent numbness down the posterior aspect of my left leg with left foot parenthesis (abnormal sensations). Several doctors visits with a missed diagnosis left me self treating for over 2 years and for a time,
The piriformis muscle is a small muscle that resides deep in each hip. Regardless of its size, it is a powerful stabilizer of the hip joint and also functions to rotate the thigh away from the body. Proper function of the piriformis muscle is plays an important role in walking, balance, and when shifting your weight from one foot to another.
Carilu Robinson’s successful physical therapy rehab from a Total Hip Replacement. Carilu was a competitive gymnast when she was younger. She believes all the competitions she was in, coupled with breast cancer & chemo later helped deteriorate her hip. Carilu’s physical activities had really slowed down from the constant pain. After 18 months of hip pain,
The typical time in the hospital following a total hip arthroplasty/replacement can range from about one to three days. There are several important things to consider when planning to go home.
One of the most important things to understand about returning home after a total hip replacement are your movement precautions.