HipTrac Helps Mother of Five with Hip OA Stay Active

“My name is Julie and I am a 47 year-old mother of 5 boys. I live in Hawaii and lead a fairly active lifestyle. My world came crumbling down when I began to have pain in my hips after activities such as running and volleyball. I went to an orthopedist and he told me that I was developing hip osteoarthritis. He told me to stop doing activities that irritated my hip and that I would need to get a hip replacement in the near future. Not the news that anyone wants to hear.”

 

“I went to an orthopedist who told me that I was developing hip osteoarthritis…to stop doing activities that irritated my hip…get a hip replacement in the near future.”

“I decided to get a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon named Dr. Andrea Herzka in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Herzka told me that I did, indeed, have hip osteoarthritis, but that there were options to explore prior to have hip replacement surgery. She educated me that the surgeries can last up to 30 years now and that it’s in my best interest to see if I can manage it non-surgically until I am at least 60 years old so that I may only need one in my lifetime. She recommended a physical therapist who specializes in these types of situations named Dr. Tony Rocklin and a device he created called HipTrac (www.medrock.com).”

Dr. Herzka recommended a physical therapist who specializes in these types of problems, Dr. Tony Rocklin, and a device he created called HipTrac…

“Dr. Rocklin evaluated my hips and although he agreed that I am showing some limitations related to the hip arthritis, there were some hands-on treatments we could do to improve my mobility, progress through some specific home exercises and assess the use of HipTrac for home. I just feel so lucky to have found Andrea and Tony as well as this machine.”

“I now have no hip pain at night when sleeping and can do just about everything active that I want to do, except run which aggravates my hip. To be able to play volleyball, tennis and do all the fun activities that my home in Hawaii has to offer, is life changing for me. I am one of the lucky ones to have found HipTrac and believe me $895 is nothing compared to the quality of life it has given me over just the last few years!”

“I now have no hip pain at night when sleeping and can do just about everything active that I want to do…I am not taking medication and [can] exercise pain-free.”

“I am not taking medications and am able to exercise pain-free. I have been working out on my own for some time now and use HipTrac 2-3 x per week for about 20 minutes as needed. I feel like my arthritis is going away, but both Andrea and Tony have educated me that there is no cure and we cannot eliminate it. But, they have shown me that I have some control over my own destiny and that doing this work not only helps me live the quality life I want until I am ready for surgery, but it also gets me that much more conditioned and in shape for that surgery some day. I highly recommend HipTrac for anyone like me who is active and is trying to stave off hip replacement surgery or just trying to get that much more prepared for it. Thank you.”

Julie E.

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