injured man suffering from pelvic pain or hip joint injury
Women wear white shirt on the bed in a room with hip pain.

Sedentary lifestyles and increased time sitting can have a negative impact on hip function and mobility.

The hip is considered one of the largest joints in the human body. The hip is the link between the pelvis/spine and the lower body. The balance and stability provided by the hip joint allow large amounts of motion. In addition to creating movement, the hip joint has an important role in weight bearing and transferring load from the body/trunk to the lower body.

Normally, the hip functions as a mobile joint. It creates large amounts of movement to help us perform our everyday tasks, such as squat, lunging, walking, getting in and out of chairs/cars etc. It is also highly important in providing dynamic movements, strength, and power for athletic performance.

Unfortunately, many of us develop poor hip mobility and movement patterns due to our lifestyle habits. The increased time we spend sitting and sedentary behaviours promote a reduction in hip function. This then makes us more susceptible to hip pain, dysfunction, and injury.

Not only can poor hip function lead to hip conditions, it is a common cause of issues in other surrounding areas of the body. Many low back, pelvis, knee, and ankle/foot issues may be related in some way to poor hip function, either reduced mobility or stability.

Many of our patients present to our clinic with hip related issues. Some of the common hip issues that we deal with include:

  • Hip bursitis/tendinopathy
  • Hip arthritis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Hip impingement syndrome
  • ITB syndrome
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Hip hypomobility
  • Hip instability

Chiropractic Treatment of Hip Pain and Conditions

At Impulse Chiropractic, we go through a detailed functional and orthopaedic assessment of the hip joint and surrounding areas of the body. This helps us determine the best specific treatment required for you and your hip condition. At Impulse Chiropractic, we use a number of treatment methods to help achieve optimal results. These include:

  • Massage and myofascial release techniques
  • Joint manipulation and mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping therapy
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Postural retraining
  • Lifestyle and ergonomic advice
For further information, or to consult with one of our skilled Chiropractors you can use the Contact or Book Online now buttons at the top of this page, call our North Curl Curl practice on (02) 9939 8817, or visit Impulse Chiropractic & Natural Therapies‘ state of the art Chiropractic clinic at 15/64 Pitt Road in North Curl Curl.

Common Conditions We Treat


Headaches are one of the most common neurologic symptoms experienced by adults and children. Chiropractic treatment can help in the management of some types of headaches.

Neck pain

Neck pain is becoming an increasingly common issue throughout the world, with around two thirds of people experiencing neck pain at some point in their life.

Low Back pain

Low back pain is our most common complaint presenting to Impulse Chiropractic. Low back pain affects approximately 60-80% of people throughout their lifetime.

Thoracic/Rib Pain

Increased usage of technology, increased sedentary lifestyles, working from home and adoption of poor postures has contributed to more people suffering from thoracic and rib pain.

Coccyx Pain

Coccyx/tailbone pain can be an extremely painful and debilitating condition. Females are 5 times more likely to experience this pain than males.

Hip Pain

Sedentary lifestyles and increased time sitting can have a negative impact on hip function and mobility. This makes us more susceptible to pain and injury.

Shoulder pain

The shoulder is a complex, mobile and dynamic joint! Most shoulder conditions involve the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bursa.

TMJ/Jaw Pain

The temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) or TMJ is one of the most heavily used joints in the body. It therefore can be a common source of pain and dysfunction.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common, painful foot condition that can affect people of all ages and activity levels.

Sports injuries

Our chiropractors are well trained in the specific mechanisms involved in sports injuries as well as having backgrounds participating in high level sports themselves.


Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it most commonly affects the knees, hips, low back, neck, and fingers/hands.


Sciatica is a debilitating condition that is characterised by pain, numbness or weakness in the area of the sciatic nerve or associated lumbosacral nerve root.