Hip & groin physiotherapy

Common in kicking sports, these injuries need careful assessment and understanding.


About the Hip or Groin injury

Hip and Groin pain are common in kicking sports or activities and will present all across the lifespan. Athletes and social sport participants will come to Physiotherapy for hip or groin injuries sustained in sports such as:

  • Football
  • Dance
  • Martial Arts
  • Rock Climbing
Or hip pain may have come on without a clear cause, more often in women over 40.       
Injuries to the hip or groin are often closely linked and can be difficult to distinguish the primary contributing factors. The nature of the pain or injury may be acute (a sudden onset such as a sporting injury), or may have come about gradually, with symptoms often persisting for months or years.

What type of injuries do we see?

The hip is the largest joint of the human body. It is designed for strength, stability in weight bearing and also allows a large range of motion. The common injuries include:

  • Femeroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Labral tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gluteal Tendinopathy/ Burisitis
  • “Osteitis Pubis,” which may include:
    • Adductor or Abdominal Tendinopathy
    • Bone stress injury

Regardless of whether the injury is acute or longer term, RHP Physiotherapy provides a thorough and carefully considered examination. Our experienced clinicians aim to decifer the cause of the issue and set you in the right direction.

At RHP Physiotherapy, you can be assured that your hip or groin injury will be handled with care, consideration and respect. We understand that these injuries can sometimes be frustrating, as they will often recurr when left untreated. Our combined approach through thorough biomechanical assessment, analysis of strength and weaknesses as well as an understanding of how different tissues of the body respond to testing or load will guide a diagnosis. We make sure you have a strong understanding of why you are in pain and what you can do to control it.


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