Physical Therapy for Hip Pain and Hip Injury Recovery

physical therapy for hip pain

Meet the Bend, Oregon Hip Pain Experts 

The hips are critically crucial for most daily activities. They are responsible for supporting the pelvis and core and provide the foundation for most activities, including transitions, walking and running, skiing, and biking. Hip pain can be caused by various factors you shouldn’t overlook because when the hips aren’t functioning properly, other parts of the body also begin to suffer.

Hip Anatomy

The hip is one of the body’s most complicated joints. As a ball and socket joint, it is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body. Ligaments connect the ball to the socket and keep everything together. As a ball and socket joint, the hip is highly mobile, like the shoulder. Hip dysfunction can be caused by injury, tightness, and weakness. When the hip isn’t functioning correctly, the body will lean on other areas to support the weight. A perfect example of this is someone who has knee pain. Knee pain is often caused by weakness in the hips, which can lead to abnormal tracking of the patella (kneecap) down to the feet.

What causes hip pain?

Some common causes of hip pain include overuse, injury, and osteoarthritis, resulting in joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and reduced mobility. In sports-related injuries, overuse occurs when repeated movement patterns place excess stress on the joint and soft tissues, causing them to deteriorate. 

Types of Hip Pain and Injuries We Treat in Our Bend, OR Clinics

Getting the proper treatment when needed is critical in stopping hip pain in its tracks. From acute injuries to chronic pain, our hip pain physical therapists are specially trained to partner in your recovery. Below is a list of some of the conditions we treat.


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis/Tendonopahty
  • Bursitis
  • Femoracetabular impingement
  • Gluteal Tendinopathy
  • Hip fractures
  • Muscular strain/weakness
  • Hip labral tear
  • Hip-related sports injuries
  • Dysplasia
  • Joint Replacement
  • Postoperative rehabilitation

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How Physical Therapy Can Help with Hip Pain

Treatment for hip pain depends on its cause. At Alpine, our hip pain physical therapists work one-on-one with patients to understand the underlying cause of the pain. Once identified, they will incorporate a variety of treatments to alleviate not only pain but also prevent future hip injury and pain. 

Some treatments we may offer include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Flexibility, strengthening, and endurance exercises
  • Patient education
  • Movement Analysis
  • Gait Training
  • Balance training

Let's Get Started. Finding a Hip Pain Physical Therapist in Bend, OR

If you’re experiencing hip pain, don’t put off treatment. Ask your healthcare provider for a physical therapy referral to Alpine Physical Therapy. Don’t have a doctor? Not to worry. A referral is not required to have a physical therapy evaluation. Schedule your initial evaluation at our west and eastside locations.


Our physical therapy team comes from various backgrounds and areas of expertise. When you call to make an appointment, we will pair you with the provider best suited to your unique needs and goals. We look forward to meeting you.

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