People with the following hip-related issues can be seen visiting Melville Wellness Centre for treatment and advice. We have been helping the people of Perth with their health care needs for over 20 years:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Sacroiliac Syndrome
- Labral Tears
- Muscle Strains
A Masterpiece of Engineering
You sit on them, need them to walk (your legs connect to them) and they provide an attachment for dozens of muscles and ligaments. They are your hips—a masterpiece of engineering.
But like any precision instrument, if they’re not fitting just right, all kinds of problems could arise. Do your joints “click” when you walk? Do your feet flare out or in? Does one leg appear shorter than the other? Do you have leg, knee, buttock, hip or low back weakness or pain?
If you answered yes, it’s time to get a chiropractic check-up.
Your Hips & Pelvis
When you were born you had many more bones—in fact each of your hip bones was originally three separate bones: the ileum, ischium and pubis. They fused at about puberty. Behind your hip bones are your sacrum and coccyx; in front they form your pubic bones. Together all these bones make up your pelvis. A woman’s pelvis is wider than a man’s and is more curved—for delivering babies.
A joint is where two bones meet and your hips have a few of them. One of them is a ball-and-socket joint where the head (“ball”) of the thigh bone meets the acetabulum (“socket”) of the hip. Another is the sacroiliac (SI) joint, formed where the sacrum and the ilium meet.
And another is the symphysis pubis, where the pubic bones meet in the front (they separate a little during childbirth so the pelvic cavity can enlarge).
Issues may arise at any of these locations and your Chiropractor has been trained to identify what structures are involved, and to apply the most appropriate form of treatment.
If you require any further information about the above conditions, please call our professional Chiropractors at Melville Wellness Centre on 9314 2777, or book your appointment online.
At our clinic we provide many treatments for hip and pelvic conditions, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Joint Mobilisation and Manipulation
- Soft Tissue Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Taping / Bracing
- Dry Needling
- Rehabilitative stretches and exercises
Our Chiropractors thoroughly examine each individual patient and their specific condition’s treatment requirements. We provide step-by-step advice to ensure a complete recovery of the patient, and to prevent any future relapses.