Investigating Physiotherapy for Hip and Groin Pain

We need young people with HIP or GROIN PAIN!

FREE x-ray, physiotherapy & gym membership

Optional Biomechanics test with free FitBit and MRI



The PhysioFIRST study is the first in the world to investigate the most effective physiotherapy program for managing hip/groin pain in young adults.

Participants must be:

  • Aged 18-50 years
  • Have pain around hip/groin for more than 6 weeks
  • Have not had hip surgery
  • Have not had physiotherapy in the last 3 months

What participants will be asked to do:

  • Attend La Trobe University before and after participation (6 months) in the study:
    • for an examination of your hip
    • perform some physical activities
    • answer some questionnaires about how your hip pain impacts on your life
  • Obtain a FREE xray of your hip (if you haven’t had one in the last 5 years).
  • Receive one of two FREE physiotherapy treatments weekly, for 3 months.
  • Receive a FREE gym membership to continue the program, for a further 3 months.

If you feel that you may be eligible to participate in this research or would like to know more, please contact Richard Johnston OR Sally Coburn


Mobile: 0484 761 237


UHEC No: 17-080

This project is supported by:
Chief investigator: Dr Joanne Kemp