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PhysioFIRST Hip Pain Study

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La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine research centre is investigating physiotherapy for hip &/or groin pain.


Participants must:

  • Be aged 18-50 years

  • Have pain around hip/groin for more than 6 weeks

  • Have not had hip surgery

    What participants will be asked to do:

  • Attend La Trobe University (or a clinic in Ballarat) before and after participation (6 months) in the study:

    - for an examination of your hip

    - perform some physical activities

    - answer some questionnaires about your hip pain

  • Obtain a FREE X-ray of your hip (if you haven't had one)

  • Optional MRI and Fitbit with Biomechanics test

  • Receive one of two FREE physiotherapy treatments weekly, for 3 months (Hawthorn, Clifton Hill, South Morang or Wendouree, Ballarat)

  • Receive a FREE gym membership to continue the program, for a further 3 months.

    Further information: Richard Johnston on 0484 761 237 or

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    When: Ongoing
    Where: Hawthorn, Clifton Hill, South Morang and Ballarat
    Cost: Free
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