That’s why our initial consultation is an extended one-hour appointment – to ensure that our experienced physiotherapists have the time required to systematically assess issues and develop detailed, personal treatment plans for hip and groin pain.

Through careful analysis and assessment, we can identify your issue and any associated knock-on effects, relieve your pain, minimise your chance of recurrence and get you back to work, sport and your normal routine. That’s the treat, cure, prevent approach in action.

Our approach to hip + groin physiotherapy

The SJD  Physio rehabilitation gym is integral to our success in treating hip and groin pain. With our on-site facilities and skilled clinicians, we are able to effectively treat your presenting symptoms as well as develop and guide you through a preventative program to stop your issue from recurring.

Our treatment is complete, with our comprehensive rehab programs purpose-designed to meet your unique needs. We tailor treatment programs to help you achieve your goals, whether you’re looking to participate at the highest level, or head out for a casual jog.

When should I see a physiotherapist?

If you’ve experienced any of the following general signs or symptoms, we recommend you get in touch with the team as soon as possible:

  • Pain and tenderness in the groin, hip and the inside of the thigh.
  • Pain related to movement such as bringing the legs together, stretching legs apart, raising the leg upwards or reaching the leg behind, or taking the knee across your body.
  • A popping or snapping feeling during a specific activity, followed by severe pain.
  • Inability to put weight on your leg on the side of your injured hip.
  • Stiffness, bruising and swelling in and around the hip area.


Given that there are such a wide variety of hip and groin injuries, the symptoms can be varied. Noting which symptoms apply to your injury helps toward your diagnosis, which is made at the initial appointment after a full assessment.


Pain can vary from:

  • Dull/aching.
  • Sharp/shooting/acute.


Onset may be:

  • A sudden injury.
  • Gradual, with no specific or identifiable ‘injury’.


  • Normal everyday activities.
  • Overuse (i.e. gradually worsens throughout an activity).
  • Rest: the hip or groin is in constant pain.


  • Stiffness.
  • Swelling.
  • Numbness or tingling.
  • Weakness.
  • Spasms.
  • Clicking or stuttered motion through the area.

Common conditions

We commonly treat a range of issues, including postural dysfunctions, post-surgical rehabilitation, post fracture rehabilitation, acute strains, labral or cartilage tears, muscle tears or muscular movement dysfunctions, and back pain referring into or related to the hip or groin.

The hip is a ‘ball and socket’ joint, meaning the ball of the femur is able to rotate on its own axis within the socket, or acetabulum. This orientation allows the hip joint to move in a multitude of different directions; producing flexion, extension, internal and external rotation, abduction and adduction of the joint.

As a result it is susceptible to various pain triggers, including:

  • Postural dysfunction.
  • Joint dysfunction and arthritis.
  • Muscle injury.
  • Nerve pain and referred pain.
  • Instability.