Treating Hip and SI Joint Pain

The therapists at Beacon Physical Therapy are highly trained at addressing hip pain and work closely with a number of doctors in the area specialized at treating hip dysfunction.

Whether you have had hip pain for a long period of time from a more acute injury or are recovering from surgery, we will be able to help get you out of pain and back to the activities you enjoy. We have successfully rehabilitated patients after periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) surgeries, labral repairs, and total hip replacements.

The sacroiliac (SI) joint is the articulation of the pelvis with your sacrum in the back just below your spine. Our advanced functional manual therapy techniques address localized soft tissue and joint restrictions of the hip, pelvic girdle, and sacrum. We understand the close connection of the lumbar spine and sacrum with the hip and pelvis and are skilled at addressing every component contributing to hip and SI joint dysfunction.

For the SI joint pain, we will look at all components of pelvic motion to isolate which  ones are limited and which might require more stability. We have functional testing procedures that can identify the need for a shoe lift if you have a leg length discrepancy or an SI belt if you require additional stability through your pelvis.

The hip flexor muscles including the psoas, iliacus, and rectus femoris (one of your quadriceps muscles) are commonly overused in people with hip pain. We will train you how to change the way you move and how your muscles fire to decrease over activation of these muscles. A critical component to this will be engaging the core and initiating movement from the pelvis rather then the hips.

Our techniques have been proven to help people return to all levels of activity, including professional dance, running and aerial acrobatic activities.