Being in Pain Isn’t Hip – We Can Help
The ability to walk, jog, and run without pain is often overlooked until its no longer our reality. Our team of therapists – physical therapists, massage therapists, and movement analysis – will help improve your mobility and reduce pain. We welcome you when you need us.
Hip Pain Therapy
Located in Manhattan’s Union Square, NYC
How We Help
Adequate hip strength and mobility are imperative for healthy backs and legs, particularly in a walking city like New York.
The pelvis acts as a weight bearing foundation for the spine and a portal to the lower limb. Inefficient movement patterns can develop from decreases in muscle length, strength, or neuromuscular connectivity to the brain.
At James Fowler Physical Therapy, our team is devoted to fine tuning the intricacies of your body, as no injury and no person’s needs are the same. From minor hip and pelvic pain to nerve entrapment and post-surgical rehabilitation, our therapists are equipped to diagnose and maximize function and stability of the pelvic girdle.
Some conditions we treat are listed here on this page, but this list is by no means all-inclusive. If you do not see your specific problem, please feel free to get in touch.
Who We Help
We work with New Yorkers of all walks of life and across all age ranges. Hip injuries can happen as a result of automotive accidents, sports injuries, chronic conditions, and a myriad of other reasons.
Our therapists treat:
- Hip and Pelvic Pain
- Muscle Tear or Strain
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Nerve Entrapment
- Post-Surgical Reconstruction
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Sports Technique Rehabilitation
Addressing & Treating Hip Pain
Pain in the hips can be particularly frustrating, as it may present as symptoms that extend down into the legs and feet. Often, we see patients seeking to treat leg/feet/ankle injuries when their hips are the root cause of the problem, and it isn’t until we take a deep dive into their concerns that they realize that its the hips that are the issue. Regardless of the cause, we work to understand your situation and apply the best treatments that are most likely to resolve your pain.
Hip & Pelvic Pain
Hip and pelvic pain can be extremely debilitating and often very painful. We try to understand the root of the pain and not only treat the direct pain but to re-educate the patient on hip movement so the condition does not recur.
Muscle Tear or Strain
Hip muscle tear and strains are often dynamic injuries and have to be treated in a dynamic fashion. The first step to treating a hip strain or tear is calming down the inflammation and pain. Then slowly building the strength and range of motion of the pelvic region. After strength and range are back we try re-educate the patient on proper mechanics and alignment.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
At James Fowler PT patients with myofascial pain syndrome in the hip will have their gate, injury history, strength and range of motion evaluated and our therapist will develop a custmomized plan of treatment with the main goals being: reduce pain, build strength and flexibility in the hip and low back areas.
We treat nerve entrapment with a range of exercises focusing on strength and mobility with the goal of returning the patient to full health. Once the patient has reached the strength and range of motion goals the nerve pain will typically be reduced or gone.
Repetitve Strain Injury
At JFPT we treat repetitive strain injuries to the hip thoroughly with an evaluation of not only the hip but the occupation or lifestyle of the patient to help uncover and better understand how the injury started. Once our therapists have gotten to bottom of the problem we design a treatment plan including, movement re-education, manual therapy, strengthening exercises and stretching to help build the range of motion.
Sports Technique Rehabilitation
When treating sports related hip injuries we like to start therapy as early as possible. The main goal is work on restoring the patients range of motion to the original amount without working the injured muscles or tissues. From there, will add gentle strengthening exercises and manual therapy building from there to exercises the replicate the high intensity movements required by the patients given sport.
Post surgical hip reconstruction therapy is important to start as soon as the patient is able. We will begin a series of low stress exercises to help stimulate the muscles firing and blood movement in the hip and leg. From there we will build a detailed strengthening and exercise plan to return the patient to normal activity.
Our Space: Dedicated to Effective Therapy & Comfort
We have been in our Union Square location for over 16 years and are proud of the reputation we have earned all over NYC. Our treatment space is located in Lower Manhattan, a block North of Union Square.
Meet Our Therapists
Our dedicated and experienced team of therapists and paramedical support staff are what empower us to help our patients.
Well-trained, experienced, and motivated to help you feel better, you can count on our team of physical therapists and massage therapists to help you move and feel better.
Get in Touch
James Fowler Physical Therapy is located in Union Square at 873 Broadway, between 18th and 19th street. (To buzz into building dial 012).
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 7 pm