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Alison is Principal Physiotherapist at Physiotec, an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, and international speaker, presenter and workshop facilitator. With over 25 years of clinical experience, Alison is committed to supporting physiotherapists and allied health professionals by providing access to cutting-edge research, new products, and professional development opportunities.

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Things that go ‘click’ in the hip

By Dr Alison Grimaldi

While ‘clicky hips’ are often associated with acetabular dysplasia in infants, there are many things that go ‘click’ in the adult hip. Most of these are innocuous, but sometimes they are painful or of concern to the owner of the noisy hip. Sources of snapping or clicking in the hip may include: the psoas or…

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Acetabular Dysplasia – Are you seeing the whole picture?

By Dr Alison Grimaldi

June is Hip Dysplasia Awareness month. You may be aware of dysplasia, but are you seeing the whole picture? Acetabular dysplasia is one of the leading causes of hip instability and painful hip osteoarthritis and therefore awareness and early detection are of high importance. Dysplasia refers to abnormal growth, in this case of the bones…

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How many syndromes can a buttock have?

By Dr Alison Grimaldi

Getting to the bottom of buttock pain often presents a diagnostic dilemma, which is perhaps why the buttock appears to have been assigned more syndromes than any other region of the body. So, what exactly is a syndrome? While a disease is usually defined as a specific process that occurs within the body, the term…

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Surgical Management of Hip Osteoarthritis – Types of Prostheses and Approaches

By Dr Alison Grimaldi

Includes videocast, podcast, infographic & video/podcast notes. When the time does come for surgery for advanced hip osteoarthritis, it’s not one size fits all in terms of surgical and prosthetic options. There are choices around conventional Total Hip Replacement or Hip Resurfacing, cemented or uncemented prostheses, bearing surfaces and surgical approaches to the hip. This…

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Non-surgical options for management of hip osteoarthritis: An orthopaedic perspective

By Dr Alison Grimaldi

Includes podcast, infographic & podcast notes. Hip Osteoarthritis can be well managed through a blended approach of activity and load modification, exercise therapy and strength and conditioning, manual therapy and a polypharmacy approach of short acting, usually oral pharmaceuticals and long acting, usually injectable pharmaceuticals. Prior to being considered as a candidate for total hip…

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Total Hip Replacement – Is it time yet?

By Dr Alison Grimaldi

Guidelines from Dr Patrick Weinrauch, Orthopaedic Surgeon. Includes podcast, infographic & podcast notes. Making the decision to undergo Total Hip Replacement (Total Hip Arthroplasty) is something that patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA) may agonise over – understandably so. Although this is generally a remarkably successful procedure with the potential to substantially improve function and quality…

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Standing posture, hip joint loads & the management of hip pain

By Dr Alison Grimaldi

In recent years, particularly in the social media sphere, there has been a lot of negative publicity directed towards management approaches for musculoskeletal pain that address posture and/or incorporate movement training. The criticisms usually hang on two main assertions: 1. Postural and/or movement training will induce hypervigilance and fear avoidant behaviour & 2. That the…

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Intraarticular pathology – relevance to hip pain and joint health – Part 2 – Ligamentum Teres Tear and Effusion Synovitis

By Dr Alison Grimaldi

In Part 2 of this blog on intraarticular pathology, we explore the relevance of ligamentum teres tears, and effusion-synovitis. In Part 1, we discussed the relevance of labral tears, chondral pathology and bone marrow lesions with respect to hip pain and joint health. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, you might like to go…

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Intraarticular pathology – relevance to hip pain and joint health – Part 1

By Dr Alison Grimaldi

With ever-increasing resolution of imaging modalities, pathology within the hip joint is easier to identify and locate. There is however, a well-accepted mismatch between pathology and pain. So, is all pathology irrelevant? How do we sort out what might be meaningfully associated with pain and relevant to future joint health? Some pathologic features are common…

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An Exciting Initiative – Hip Pain Help

By Dr Alison Grimaldi

Today I have some exciting news about a new initiative to connect those in the community suffering with hip and pelvic pain, and health professionals with a special interest in this field. Chances are, that if you’re visiting this site, you fall into one of those two groups, so this is great news for all…

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