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PE #009 Lateral Hip Pain with Dr Alison Grimaldi

by David Pope

Patients regularly present for Physiotherapy with lateral hip pain. This is often aggravated by walking or standing, sidesleeping, performing hip stretches, and sitting, amongst other activities, and lateral hip pain can often mimic lumbar spine pathology. In this podcast, Alison and I discuss symptoms, assessment and treatment of an extremely common cause of lateral hip pain – Glute Med Tendinopathy (GMT), a condition which is often misdiagnosed as Trochanteric Bursitis.

Some of the aspects we explore in this podcast are:

  • Subjective clues that someone may have a Glute Med Tendinopathy
  • “Trochanteric Bursitis”
  • Differentiating Glute Med Tendinopathy from pain of Lumbar origin
  • Assessment of the hip
  • Tests to confirm or rule out a Glute Med Tendinopathy
  • Causes of a Glute Med Tendinopathy
  • Advice for patients
  • Treatment of Glute Med Tendinopathy
  • Deep hip muscle activation
  • Essential elements for an effective treatment program
  • much more

I also want to take this moment to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.


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  • This is the best podcast so far! The clear practical advice is great, thanks Alison.

    • David Pope

      Hi Russell

      Glad you enjoyed it! Alison definitely gave plenty of great, specific advice, and I will do another podcast with her soon on hamstring tendinopathy, so keep an eye out for that one.


  • KCranston

    Loved this podcast! Very informative and gave excellent practical tips. Changed the way I looked at lateral hip pain! Looking forward to trying it out in the clinic!

  • Alana

    Loved this podcast, im an Osteo but finding the Podcasts really applicable and helpful for us too!

  • Susan Fiddes

    Just had MRI that showed glute med ten. Ten years of back manipulation and pain before got to this. I was 54years old when it started, had just stopped taking oestrogen pill, went to gym to get fit for skiing. Sounds like I was the perfect profile as described in podcast. Thank you for your work.
    Sue, Essex, England.

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