Physio offers little benefit for hip OA

Patients with hip OA who received 12 physiotherapy sessions, including hip thrust manipulation, hip-lumbar spine mobilisation, deep tissue massage and muscle stretches, showed no additional benefits to patients assigned to a sham physiotherapy intervention.

The active treatment group also reported more mild adverse events.

The sham intervention included 10 sessions with a physiotherapist. Treatment involved skin stimulation and touch, but involved no exercise or manual therapy.

While both groups showed improvement in pain