Pelvis, Hip & Groin Treatment


We recognise that pelvic, hip and groin pain can come about in a number of ways. Onset may be sudden or gradual. Sudden traumatic injury can lead to muscle injuries, tendon or ligament strains, as well as bony fractures, dislocations or joint injuries. Some examples include skiing, car, and sports-related accidents. Sometimes, symptoms can develop more gradually from poor postural positions, muscular imbalances, repetitive activities or adverse nerve tension.

Due to the many different structures in the pelvis, hip and groin area, pain can come in many different presentations. This can be localised or referred in nature. ‘Localised’ joint pain and symptoms originate within the joints themselves. Whereas, ‘referred’ symptoms are typically caused by issues somewhere else in the body, such as the spine, or from the knees, feet or ankles. Some examples of these structures include muscles and ligament attachments, joint capsule tissue and labrum, bursa and nervous pathways.

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Causes of pelvic, hip & groin injury

Your hip joints involve many different structures that work together to provide stability. Sometimes symptoms are not caused directly from the structures in your hip and pelvis but referred from other areas of the body, such as the lower back.

Correctly identifying the source of your pelvic, hip and groin symptoms is the key to successful treatment. At Pure Physio, this process involves a one hour initial consultation to thoroughly understand your concerns and complete a full assessment of the affected areas. A request for imaging may also be required for pelvic, hip and groin symptoms due to the overlapping nature of these areas.


Common symptoms of pelvic, hip & groin injury

As part of pelvic, hip and groin injuries, you may experience:

  • Pain in the front, side or rear of the hip.
  • Pain and tenderness in the groin, hip and inside of the thigh.
  • Pain when weight bearing through the affected leg.
  • Pinching sensation in the hip with certain movements.
  • Stiffness, bruising and swelling in and around the hip area.
  • Reduced strength and range of motion.
  • A popping or snapping feeling during a specific activity, followed by severe pain.


Our approach to pelvis, hip & groin pain treatment

The hip plays a crucial role in providing stability when standing, or even sitting down. This means it’s important to develop the strength to control the joint, as well as correcting any biomechanical issues. As part of our treatment process, we aim to restore range of movement and reduce soft tissue restriction. This can be achieved through manual therapy and a robust rehabilitation program.

It’s also important to restore any strength and movement you have lost in pre and post surgery. Our aim is to ensure your rehabilitation process is as smooth as possible. With our Pure Physio rehabilitation gym and skilled clinicians, we can develop and guide you through tailored treatment or preventative program, to stop your issue from recurring. Whether you’re looking to participate in sport at the highest level, or simply head out for a casual jog, we can help you achieve your goals.


Pelvic, hip & groin conditions we treat

With such close proximity to the lower back and multiple muscles that cross your hip and knee; it is important that careful examination is used to determine what the main driver of your symptoms is.

We commonly treat a range of issues, including:

  • Postural dysfunctions.
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation.
  • Post fracture rehabilitation.
  • Acute strains.
  • Labral or cartilage tears.
  • Muscle tears or muscular movement dysfunctions.
  • Back pain referring into (or related to) the hip or groin.


When should I see a physiotherapist?

The earlier we can diagnose your condition and begin treatment, the sooner you can return to your normal healthy self. If left untreated, your symptoms may progress, causing further lifestyle restrictions and a longer recovery period. Speak with our experienced team if any of these symptoms sound familiar to the pain you are experiencing.

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