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Physical Therapy for Hip Injuries
The hips are a very important juncture between the spine, the pelvis, and the lower extremities. It is the joint where the torso meets the legs. And we are using our legs every day with walking and moving around, exercising, and performing daily tasks. We also shorten the structures of the hip, the muscles and soft tissues, when we sit, whether at the computer, in a car, during class, or relaxing in front of the tv.
Common hip diagnoses that can be treated using a whole body analysis include:
Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) - hip impingement syndrome
Hip flexor tightness: (Psoas/Iliacus muscle tension)
Hip replacement surgery (pre- or post-op)
"I went to see Lara Johnson because of nerve pain in my elbows, lower back, and right SI joint. I was skeptical at first that her ice regimen would help these things, but was very pleasantly surprised. The icing schedule, in conjunction with her techniques for helping my psoas muscle release, ended up largely taking care of all my symptoms. The procedure she used to release muscle fibers was occasionally painful but very effective.
“Lara is by no means your average physical therapist. Her approach is to treat from an entire muscular/nervous system perspective and not focus on treating just the symptom.