At home care for iliopsoas injury can be just as important if not more important than in clinic therapy. On the days that you are not attending therapy in the clinic you will be assigned a series of exercises to perform at home. These will likely be some of the same activities that you are performing in clinic during your PT sessions.
Following your referral to Elite Physical therapy you will receive a thorough evaluation to test the strength and mobility of your iliopsoas muscle. This will also involve some questioning from your therapist regarding activities that may aggravate your symptoms or what types of activities relieve your symptoms. Following your evaluation you will be assigned a specific set of exercises to target the iliopsoas and surrounding musculature.
I suffered several months with hip pain suspected to be dysfunction of my Iliopsoas. I was even to the point that the pain in my hip would wake me up at night if I rolled on to it. I “babied” it by cutting out my exercise routine and over the counter anti-inflammatory. Lucky for me,
The iliopsoas is comprised of several muscles that function synergistically in the hip joint. The uppermost muscles being the psoas major/minor muscles arises from the sides of the lumbar vertebrae and intervertebral discs and the iliacus lies flat on the inner surface of the iliac bone or the winged shaped portion of your pelvis.
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.