long jumper with hip injury

Jackson – acute hip injury

Jackson came to us on our Open Day last month, experiencing very bad hip pain that had started the evening before in training. He was practicing the long jump and experienced an immediate onset of high pain, and an audible ‘pop’ in his anterior hip. Overnight he was very uncomfortable and the following morning, when we met him he was struggling to walk.

Luke took the relevant history, asked questions of the athlete and his father, and carefully assessed the injury. He suspected one of three injuries affecting young athletes with an onset of this type, (a slipped capital epiphysis, an apophyseal injury, or Perthe’s disease). All of which can be serious and require immediate assessment by a medical professional.

We made him comfortable and instructed him in the use of a pair of crutches, wrote a referral letter, and instructed the family to head to hospital.

Later that day we heard that he had indeed sustained a traumatic apophyseal injury and was awaiting a referral to the fracture clinic. His parents were very grateful for the speedy referral, comprehensive assessment and clear communication.

This was a safe outcome that we were very happy to have helped bring about. Jackson will return to us shortly for rehabilitation.

How we can help you

We’re here to help you be your best. Our aim is to return you to comfortable and strong movement for a healthy, happy, pain-free life and we will support and guide you every step of the way.
Whether you’re experiencing problems with day-to-day activities or in achieving an important sporting goal, our Practitioners are kind, experienced and confident in helping you:

  • Rehabilitate back, joint and muscle injuries and dysfunction
  • Return you to, or improve your sport
  • Prepare for or recover from surgery
  • Recover from accidents
  • Improve chronic pain
  • Reduce discomfort from work-related issues

We focus as much on addressing the source of an issue as we do treating your painful symptoms, through a pathway of assessment and diagnosis, hands-on therapy, rehabilitation and education.