Hip pain is another one of the common issues that we see in the practice. We bet that you probably know a relative or family friend who suffers with hip pain or may have even had a hip replacement.

This particular pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions and can also be what is termed ‘referral pain’ if another part of the body has an injury or condition. These factors are what play a major role in hip pain affecting so many Australians.

When you think about it, your hip is a very large and crucial ball and socket joint with cartilage that sits in between. Surrounding the hip are powerful muscles that help to move you forward when you walk. These muscles surrounding the hip also play a huge role in controlling the knee and ankle movements too. So, to put is simply, the hip is a very important part of our bodies that must function well to get the most out of life.

Unfortunately, there are many conditions and injuries out there that our hips can develop which can result in pain:

– Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis
– Hip fractures
– Bursitis
– Tendinitis
– Pinched nerves
– From other areas such as your back & gynaecological issues

With or without pain, the hip has a job to do and that’s to keep you mobile. Ignoring hip pain over a long period of time can only make matters worse. Minor problems can result in long-term injury and really take away that everyday quality of life.

– A lack of strength or control in your hip joint can often injure the surrounding soft tissue
– If your hip is injured, this can then cause strain on your knee and ankle

If you or someone you know suffers with hip pain, did you know that an early assessment of your pain and treatment can help you delay or avoid invasive procedures like injections or even potential surgery? When you come to our practice, your physiotherapist will get to know your history, take you through a thorough assessment process and answer any of your questions.

Once we have an accurate picture of your condition we:

  • talk to you about the best treatment options
  • create a personalised rehabilitation program
  • suggest exercises for you to do at home, and
  • give you strategies to manage and minimise your pain.

Our qualified physiotherapists successfully treat a whole range of hip injuries and chronic conditions.

  • Gentle hands-on physiotherapy is often the best starting point to ease hip pain.
  • Hydrotherapy is an effective way to strengthen and support your hips.
  • We’ll suggest small lifestyle changes to protect your hips.

If you’re suffering with hip pain, or know someone who is, contact Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy today on 47217798 or email: Alternatively, you can make an online appointment booking by clicking here.


Elin, is an alumni of St. Edward’s University and holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, furthered her academic journey by attaining a Doctor of Physiotherapy from Macquarie University in 2022.

Her passion for sports, particularly football (soccer), is evident in both her academic pursuits and personal endeavors. Specialising in the comprehensive well-being of athletes, Elin focuses on restoring them to peak performance while actively preventing future injuries.

Elin’s professional expertise is centered on musculoskeletal rehabilitation, with a specific emphasis on addressing and preventing knee injuries. Her approach integrates expert treatment with a commitment to educating and empowering patients, fostering their active involvement in enhancing their health and overall quality of life.

As an active participant in NPL football with SD Raiders, Elin brings firsthand experience and a profound understanding of the sport’s demands. Beyond the field, she extends her influence by contributing sports coverage over the weekends.

Christopher (Chris) Han graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, and then completed the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Macquarie University in 2018. Chris is currently undertaking his PhD at the University of Sydney and Institute for Musculoskeletal Health in the field of low back pain and is due to complete this in early 2024. 

Chris is currently an assistant Physiotherapist for the NRL Referees. Chris has previous experience as the head Physiotherapist at Panthers Premier League Netball and a number of elite sporting athletes in the private setting.

Through Chris’ experiences, he has a particular interest in all areas of the body and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sports, vestibular rehabilitation, and Men’s Health (pre and post prostate surgery).

Suzanne graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Sports and Exercise Science) in 2015. She then went on to continue her studies at Macquarie University graduating from the Doctor of Physiotherapy post-graduate degree in June 2019.

Since graduating, Suzanne has worked in the local Penrith area in both private practice and Sports Physiotherapy. Suzanne has worked with sporting teams including Penrith District Netball Association, Mt Druitt Rangers (NPL), Penrith Valley Figure Skating Club, and local dance and cheer schools. 

Suzanne has a particular interest in working with artistic athletes including cheerleaders and dancers. She has a professional background in both cheer and dance and has previously worked as both a cheer coach and dance teacher. Suzanne’s previous experiences are an invaluable resource to her as a physiotherapist, as she has a thorough understanding of the level of physical fitness and skill acquisition that these athletes must have in order to be successful on stage and in competition.

Suzanne’s other areas of clinical interest reside in lower limb musculoskeletal injuries, spinal pathologies and women’s health.

Nathanial graduated as a physiotherapist in 2012 which saw him work in private practice and hospital settings gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy including hand therapy, splinting/casting, pre/post-operative care, Men’s Health and general musculoskeletal, occupational and sports physiotherapy. Since then he has gone on to complete further studies in physiotherapy enabling him to be the only dual titled Musculoskeletal, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist in Penrith.

Nathanial has a strong background in sports physiotherapy achieving accreditation with NSWIS as a service provider and working with many elite sports teams.

Nathanial has a particular interest in working with elite athletes, complex cases and in particular assessment and management of knee, hip and shoulder pain.

Andrea graduated from the Australian Catholic University completing her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 and Master’s of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2020. After graduating she attained accreditation with ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist.

During her studies she gained clinical experience in both hospital and private practice settings, in cardiac rehabilitation, neurological conditions, cancer and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Since working at Progressive, Andrea has a specialist interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries, helping people in the mid-late stage of rehab to get them to return to sport or work. As well as helping people manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and diabetes.