Wellness Embodied Blog

This week is healthy hip week, and the focus is on hip dysplasia in children – a condition which affects approximately one in 50 babies yet isn’t particularly well known. This blog post gives a quick overview of the hip joint and the issues which we see in physiotherapy practices. ‚ÄčThe image above shows the bony structure of the hip, which is actually a very stable joint, as the ball (‘head of femur’) sits into a deep socket (‘acetabulum’). Within the joint is a cartilaginous cushion called the labrum. Important stabilising muscles of the hip include some of the gluteals,

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