The key to resolving many hip and groin problems is threefold: you need to achieve a good balance of muscle power, you need mobility through the hip and lower spine joints, and you need timing of abdominal control.
Establishing which muscles need to be worked – and why they might not be active – guides our approach to non-surgical management and post-surgical rehabilitation.
When you come to us, we’ll work to reduce discomfort while addressing imbalances and returning you to your previous level of activity.
Meet our specialist
Paul has a degree in Physiotherapy from Brunel University, and an MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy from UCL. He’s worked for many years in private practice, treating a variety of problems – from sports-specific injuries to acute spinal issues.
He’s been interested in the hip and groin ever since his promising football career was cut short by an injury in this area.
WHAT WE TREAT
We treat many hip and groin conditions, including the following:
Posterior hip pain
Hip instability presentations
Tight hip flexors
Post-surgical rehabilitation (e.g. CAM repairs, total hip replacement)
Post-traumatic rehabilitation (e.g. fractures, haematoma)
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
When you first arrive at Physio Remedies (and after you’ve filled out a few tedious forms!), we’ll usually have a one-hour session with you, broken down as follows:
+ 1: Full assessment of your issues
Your therapist will ask you questions about what’s happened, what hurts, what treatment you’ve had to date, past injuries/medical conditions, your general fitness, and so on.
+ 2: Physical examination
Your therapist will look at both the area of pain and the body as a whole, to work out if the pain stems from another area. You’ll also be asked about your general lifestyle, sports, working habits, and so on – all in an attempt to learn the initial cause of your problem and prevent it from happening again.
+ 3: Treatment and next steps
Once your therapist has a good overview of what’s wrong, they may be able to provide you with some treatment there and then to ease your pain and make you feel more comfortable. They’ll also sit down and discuss their findings and next steps with you.
These next steps may involve regular physiotherapy, massage, pilates, exercises for you to do at home, and more. When you’re given exercises to do in your own time, we sometimes like to record them on your phone (with your permission, of course), so that you have something accurate to follow. Alternatively, we might give you links to exercise programmes created just for you.
Your therapist will never give you too many exercises – and they’ll always check that you’ll realistically be able to fit them into your days.
+ 4: And then?
What happens next depends on your specific condition and the treatment required. Your therapist will outline everything in detail during the first appointment, so that you know exactly what’s going to happen and how long your treatment may take.
HELPING YOU GET THE BEST TREATMENT
Sometimes, physiotherapy isn’t the answer – and we believe in referring our patients on quickly when they have problems that require a specialist opinion.
We have strong, direct links with hip and groin specialists in central London, which means we can help you with a fast, efficient referral process to orthopaedic consultants and sports medicine doctors.