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Hip/Groin Pain

The hip  

is a ball and socket joint between your femur (thigh bone) and pelvis. It involves many different muscles/tendons and ligaments. The hip/groin is susceptible to injury in multi-directional sports and repetitive movements, such as running. 

Common symptoms 

  • Pain in the front, side of back of hip

  • Pain in groin

  • Stiffness/pain first thing in the morning or during warm-up

  • Pain/difficulty walking up/down stairs or in squat

  • Pain with change of direction movements

Your Physio will complete a detailed assessment to ascertain the cause of your hip pain. They will also will address any contributing factors, to reduce any risk of your pain returning. Our team will then design an individualised treatment plan for you which may include a rehabilitation/exercise program and treatment methods such as soft tissue therapy, stretching, dry needling and mobilisation. All rehabilitation programs are very flexible to suits your goals, needs and budget. See our membership models for some of the options. Rehabilitation can also be completed by you independently at home, if this is preferred.

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Common causes of hip/groin pain

  • Muscle tear/tightness - hip flexors, adductors or glutes

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Femo-actetabular Impingement

  • Tendinopathy - adductor, hip flexor or gluteal

  • Labral Tear

  • Stress Fractures

  • Osteoarthritis​

Steps to take

1. Gain understanding as to what structure is involved and what the contributing factors are

2. Exercise your hip regularly

Appropriate exercise and stretching can increase strength, flexibility & function to an injured hip/groin which will help both in the short and long term

3. Beneficial exercises for most hip/groin issues (do not complete these if you have discomfort during)

  • Glute Bridge

  • Step-Up

  • Psoas Stretch

See our Your Tube Channel for exercise demonstrations:


 How do you book an appointment? 

Call us on 

03 5278 1121

Visit us

30 Bellerine St, Geelong OR

Shop 6, 57 Thompson Road 


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