Adult Hip Dysplasia

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In this podcast join Andrew Wallis for an in-depth discussion about Hip Dysplasia, with questions from The Sports MAP Network’s Nick Kane. Clinical assessment and treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) will be discussed, including:

  • What is Hip Dysplasia?
  • Key questions to ask in a subjective interview
  • Objective signs commonly found in dysplastic patients
  • Differential diagnosis from Femoracetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Where is the pain coming from? Potential drivers discussed
  • Scan or X-Ray? Relevance and diagnostic criteria for imaging
  • Surgical and Physiotherapy management options
  • High-level rehabilitation considerations for running and sport

Listen to the podcast here.


Andrew Wallis

Andrew is currently employed as the head physiotherapist at St. Kilda Football Club, a position he has held since 2007. Privately, he works at Lifecare Malvern Sports Medicine Centre and Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in association with several of Melbourne’s leading surgeons and sports physicians. He is also a clinical supervisor on the Master’s program at La Trobe University.

Over the last 20 years, Andrew has developed a special interest in hip and groin pathology having worked in both a clinical setting and within the elite sporting environment with Melbourne Victory, Adelaide Thunderbirds, SACA Redbacks, V8 Supercars, triathlon and athletics.

Andrew has developed an evidence based assessment and treatment model for pathology related to the hip and groin. He also enjoys treating problems related to lower limb biomechanics and muscular injury, in addition to knee, ankle and foot pathology.

– Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
– Master of Physiotherapy (Sports & Manipulative)
– APA Sports & Manipulative Physiotherapist