Ottawa Hip Impingement Treatment: Restore Your Mobility.

At Ottawa Physical Rehab Clinic, we specialize in expert hip impingement care, providing personalized treatment plans for enhanced mobility and comfort in Ottawa.

What Is Hip Impingement?

Hip impingement, or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), occurs when there’s an abnormal contact between the hip joint’s ball and socket, leading to pain, stiffness, and limited movement. This condition often arises from developmental issues, overuse, or the presence of extra bone that creates friction during hip movements.

Identifying the Signs of Hip Impingement

Key indicators of hip impingement include:

  • Persistent or intermittent pain in the hip, groin, or outer thigh.
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion in the hip joint.
  • Discomfort during activities such as walking, climbing stairs, or bending.

Understanding these signs can help in seeking timely and effective treatment to mitigate the progression of the condition.

How We Use Physiotherapy to Treat Hip Impingement

At Ottawa Physical Rehab Clinic, we emphasize treatment with a personalized physiotherapy plan that addresses the specific needs and goals of each client. Treatment options may include:

  • Physiotherapy: Tailored exercises to improve hip strength and flexibility, and reduce pressure on the joint.
  • Manual Therapy: Techniques to enhance joint mobility and alleviate pain.
  • Education on Activity Modification: Guidance to avoid movements that exacerbate hip impingement symptoms.
  • Supportive Measures: Recommendations on supportive devices or lifestyle adjustments to facilitate recovery.

Other Services We Offer

In addition to hip impingement treatment, Ottawa Physical Rehab Clinic is proud to offer a diverse array of services designed to support your health and recovery needs. Our holistic approach ensures that every aspect of your well-being is addressed, providing you with the resources to achieve optimal health.

Why Choose Ottawa Physical Rehab Clinic for Your Hip Impingement Recovery?

At Ottawa Physical Rehab Clinic, we understand that recovery from hip impingement is more than just a series of treatments; it’s a journey we embark on together. Our dedicated team works closely with you, fostering a partnership built on trust and mutual commitment. We’re not just focused on short-term relief but on achieving lasting results. 

Our Commitment To Your Health

We go beyond the physical symptoms of hip impingement, considering every aspect of your well-being. Our team provides comprehensive support, including:

  • Resources for Pain Management: Innovative and effective strategies to help you manage discomfort, allowing you to participate more fully in life and recovery.
  • Emotional and Psychological Support: We recognize the emotional toll that chronic pain and mobility issues can take. Ottawa Physical Rehab Clinic offers support for the psychological aspects of recovery, ensuring you have the resilience and positivity needed to overcome challenges.

Don’t Let These Hip Conditions Keep You Down

  • Gluteal Tendinopathy Treatment
  • Hip Impingement Treatment (Femoroacetabular Impingement)
  • Ischial Bursitis Treatment (Weaver’s Bottom)
  • Hip Adductor Tendinopathy Treatment
  • Hip Flexor Strain Treatment
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome Treatment (Coxa Saltans)
  • Piriformis Syndrome Treatment
  • Hip Osteoarthritis Treatment
  • Hip Labral Tear Treatment
  • Hip Bursitis Treatment (Trochanteric Bursitis)

End Pain and Step Into Comfort Today

If hip impingement is impacting your quality of life, Ottawa Physical Rehab Clinic in Ottawa is here to help guide you toward a more comfortable and active future. Contact us today to learn more about our hip impingement treatment options and schedule your first appointment for a pain-free future.

Hip Impingement Treatment Ottawa FAQs

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Untreated Hip Impingement?

Leaving femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) untreated can lead to progressive symptoms and long-term consequences, including chronic pain, decreased range of motion, and potentially the development of osteoarthritis in the hip joint. Over time, the repeated friction caused by the impingement can damage cartilage and the labrum, leading to more severe conditions that may require more invasive treatments. Early intervention can help prevent these outcomes, preserving hip function and reducing the risk of future complications.

Can Exercise Worsen Hip Impingement Symptoms?

Certain types of exercise, especially those involving repetitive hip flexion or high-impact activities, can exacerbate hip impingement symptoms. It’s essential to modify exercises to avoid movements that put additional stress on the hip joint. A healthcare practitioner can provide guidance on which exercises are safe and beneficial and which should be avoided. In many cases, a tailored physiotherapy program can help strengthen the surrounding muscles and improve flexibility, potentially alleviating symptoms without aggravating the condition.

How Does Weight Affect Hip Impingement?

Excess body weight can contribute to the severity of hip impingement symptoms by increasing the stress placed on the hip joint during daily activities and movements. Managing weight through a healthy diet and appropriate exercise can relieve some of this stress, potentially reducing pain and improving mobility. Weight management is often a component of a comprehensive treatment plan for hip impingement, along with physiotherapy and lifestyle modifications to support overall joint health.

Can Hip Impingement Be Prevented?

While not all cases of hip impingement can be prevented, especially those due to anatomical variations, some measures can reduce the risk. Maintaining flexibility and strength in the hip muscles, practicing proper techniques in sports and physical activities, and avoiding repetitive movements that strain the hip can all help. Ottawa Physical Rehab Clinic offers preventative guidance and support, including assessments of hip mobility and strength, to help identify potential risks and implement strategies to minimize them. This proactive approach is part of our commitment to not only treat hip impingement but also to prevent its occurrence.

Ottawa Physical Rehab Clinic
2730 Iris St Unit 1, Ottawa, ON K2C 1E6, Canada
(613) 627-8808


Monday: Friday: 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 09 AM – 12 PM
Sunday: Closed