Hip and Groin Conditions

Treating acute and chronic hip and groin conditions with the aim of providing relief.

Experiencing Hip or Groin Pain?

The hips and groin are central to your body’s movement and stability. This makes them essential in your daily life, whether you’re an athlete striving for peak performance or a busy professional with an active lifestyle. Given their crucial role in our day-to-day lives, the hip joint and the groin area (where many important joints and muscles come together) play a pivotal role in hip movement, leg movement, and overall quality of life.

What are Hip and Groin Injuries?

Hip and groin injuries often show up as discomfort, pain, and reduced mobility in the hip and groin regions. From athletes facing the strain of sports-related injuries to people with degenerative conditions, the impact of hip and groin injuries may disrupt your daily routines and stop you from participating in activities you love.

At Melbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates, and Fitness Group, we understand the significance of these injuries and are dedicated to providing high-quality care to assist you in recovering and regaining your quality of life.

Hip and Groin Injury Symptoms

The symptoms of hip and groin injuries will vary depending on the individual and their specific injury or condition. Some common symptoms include:

Hip and Groin Injury Treatments

At Melbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates, and Fitness Group, we understand that no two people and no two injuries are alike. This is why we tailor our treatment options to each individual.

We will assess your injury and recommend the most appropriate treatment, which may include:


We offer a range of physiotherapy services, including passive mobilisation, hip joint traction, soft tissue release, dry needling, specific exercise programs from early to advanced stages, electrotherapy, Shockwave Therapy and more.

Clinical Exercise

Clinical exercise aims to identify key issues and address them by applying carefully selected exercises overseen by a highly qualified professional.


Issues with the hip and groin may begin in the feet or lower limbs, as these areas are closely interconnected. Conditions such as overpronation and leg length discrepancies may contribute to discomfort in the hip and groin area.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology involves personalised exercise programs supervised by qualified exercise physiologists and aims to target muscle imbalances and improve flexibility and stability.


Hydrotherapy may be beneficial for people with hip and groin injuries as the water reduces the impact on these areas while exercising.

Other Treatments

Other treatments may include rest, ice, heat, and lifestyle modifications, among others.

Your Hip and Groin Injury Questions Answered

There are many possible causes of hip and groin injuries, including:

  • Trauma, such as a fall or other accident
  • Sports activities, particularly those involving twisting and pivoting
  • Fractures
  • Complex fracture-dislocations
  • Groin (adductor) tendon injuries such as tendinopathy, partial tears, ruptures, and strains
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Age-related wear and tear
  • Labral tears
  • Hernias
  • Referred pain from other areas of the body, such as the feet, legs, and lower back
  • Genetic factors such as hip impingement
  • Psoas tendon bursitis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Adolescent growth plate conditions such as slipped capital epiphysis or avulsion injuries
  • Contusions to muscles surrounding the hip, such as ‘corkies’

Regardless of the type of pain or discomfort you’re experiencing, it’s important to seek treatment as early as possible in order to address the potential underlying issue.

Yes, we do. Groin and pelvic pain syndromes may be very difficult to deal with and may cause frustration. We aim to assist you by assessing your groin and pelvic function and working with you in an effort to manage conditions such as osteitis pubis, FAI (femora-acetabular impingement), pelvic instability, tendinopathy, hernia, and more.

There’s no one answer to how long recovery will take, as it depends on many variables, including the type and severity of the injury. Generally, mild to moderate injuries may resolve in days or weeks, while more severe injuries may require several months or longer of rehabilitation.


Ready to Reclaim Your Active Lifestyle?

At Melbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates, and Fitness Group, we believe in providing coordinated, patient-centred care in a team environment.

Wherever you are in greater Melbourne, we’re here for you in St Kilda with our hands-on treatments that are always tailored to you. If you’re ready to set out on the path towards recovery, contact us today.

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