The hip is one of the most mobile joints in the body, allowing us to walk, run, sit, squat, and stand, among other basic activities. So when there is a problem with the hip, whether it’s arthritis in the joint or the need for a total hip replacement, physical therapy is a proven and effective treatment for pain, rehabilitation, and restoration of mobility and function.

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Your hip joint is made up of the humeral head and acetabulum. The ends of the bone are covered in a tissue called cartilage and the joints are covered with hyaline or articular cartilage. Healthy cartilage is very smooth and slippery, but wear and tear through the years results in a loss of that cartilage. That loss is called osteoarthritis or “arthritis,” for short.

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Total hip replacement

Total hip replacement surgery is typically recommended for people who have chronic hip pain, severe arthritis, and loss of function and mobility. In a total hip replacement, surgeons replace the joint surfaces to decrease pain and improve function. Hip replacements are usually easier recoveries than knee replacements, but symptoms can still take 3-6+ months to recover and feel “normal” again.

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Labral tears

A labral tear is an injury to the tissue that holds the ball and socket parts of the hip together. The torn hip labrum can be painful, reduce your range of motion, and/or cause your hip to lock up when walking, getting up, or turning suddenly. Athletes participating in sports such as ice hockey, soccer, football, golf, and ballet are at higher risk of developing hip labral tears.

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Trochanteric Bursitis

A bursa is a tiny fluid filled sac that provides cushion and reduces friction between tissues in our body. One such site we have a bursa is on the outside of our hip over a bony prominence called the greater trochanter. Frequent repetitive movement or direct trauma to the bursa can cause inflammation in the sac, known as bursitis.

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome causes pain or numbness in your butt, hip, or upper leg. It occurs when the piriformis muscle presses on the sciatic nerve. Causes can be due to injury, swelling, muscle spasms, or scar tissue in the piriformis.

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Sacroiliac dysfunction

This a painful condition that affects one or both sacroiliac joints or where the lower spine and pelvis meet. Pain and stiffness in the buttocks or lower back, and the pain might go down one or both legs. Standing, sitting or sleeping for a long time, or climbing stairs can worsen the pain.

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Manual Therapy

Manual therapy involves a range of hands-on techniques performed by our skilled therapists. These techniques aim to promote healing, improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore optimal function. With a personalized approach, our therapists utilize various manual therapy techniques to address specific needs and conditions.

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Therapeutic Exercise and Activity

Therapeutic exercise and activity are modalities that play a crucial role in restoring function, improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, and promoting overall physical well-being. Therapeutic exercise is focused on addressing specific impairments and restoring strength and flexibility while therapeutic activity targets overall functional abilities and promotes independence in daily activities.

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Neuromuscular Re-education

Neuromuscular re-education is a specialized technique to improve coordination, control, and function of muscles and nerves. Our therapists use this technique to restore proper muscle activation, improve balance and proprioception, and enhance overall movement quality. By stimulating the neuromuscular system, patients can regain functional abilities and improve their quality of life.

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Sports Injury Rehab

Sports injury rehab services are specialized rehabilitation programs designed to help athletes recover from injuries sustained during sports or exercise. Our sports injury rehab services are provided by licensed healthcare professionals with extensive experience in working with athletes.

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Pain Management

Our pain management services include a combination of hands-on manual therapies, pain reducing modalities, and other complementary techniques. Our team of licensed healthcare professionals works closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan.

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Dry Needling

Dry needling can be effective for a range of conditions, including chronic pain, sports injuries, and postural dysfunction. Our dry needling services are provided by licensed professionals to ensure safe and effective treatment.

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Post Surgery Rehab

Our post-surgery rehab services are provided by licensed healthcare professionals with extensive experience in working with patients who have undergone various surgical procedures. We work closely with each patient’s surgeon to develop a personalized rehabilitation plan.

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Work Injury Rehabilitation

Work injury assistance is a specialized service provided by us to help individuals recover from work-related injuries and return to work as soon as possible. Our work injury assistance services include evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of work-related injuries through a range of therapies, such as physical therapy.

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Balance/Fall Prevention

Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy offers personalized fitness plans that are tailored to individual needs, ensuring that each client can achieve their balance goals and lead a fulfilling life.

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Medical Fitness

Vita’s Medical Fitness program offers a personalized and medically guided approach, led by our licensed physical therapists. Tailored to suit individuals dealing with arthritis, chronic pain, joint replacement, or existing medical conditions, our programs focus on achieving goals safely and effectively. Through a combination of pain management, personal training, home exercises, or other suitable approaches, we strive to provide transformative benefits to our clients.

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Assisted Stretching

Assisted stretching is a technique where a trained professional helps to stretch and elongate muscles, providing deeper and more effective stretches. With the aid of our physical therapists, we can more accurately treat the affected areas and ensure you are getting the proper range of motion that your body needs.

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FMS (Functional Movement Screening)

At Vita Fitness & Physical therapy, our therapists utilize the FMS, a standardized assessment to evaluate an individual’s mobility and stability. With FMS, our professionals can design targeted exercise programs to enhance performance, prevent injuries, and promote overall well-being.

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Yes, that’s true

Most insurance companies now permit you to get evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without needing a referral or prescription from your doctor.

Check your health insurance plan for more details, or Contact us directly if you have any concerns about your physical health so that we help you get back to feeling your best!

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We are committed to your overall well-being. Our personalized therapy approach empowers you to actively participate in your treatment. With experienced clinicians by your side, we provide tailored care focused on your unique needs.

Understanding that each patient is different, we collaborate closely with you to comprehend the underlying causes of your injury or condition. Based on this understanding, we develop a customized treatment plan to help you recover and maintain optimal health.

Setting achievable goals and milestones, we guide your therapy journey and monitor your progress, adjusting as needed to keep you on the path to recovery. We empower you with exercises tailored to your condition and educate you on self-care techniques, enabling you to take control of your own healing process.

With our patient-centered approach and a commitment to your well-being, we are dedicated to helping you achieve lasting results. Discover the personalized care and support you deserve at Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy.

At Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy, we focus on improving the quality of life for our patients through quality care, education, and support. We are here to assist you at every step and make your recovery as smooth and comfortable as possible.