It's time to get your hip back.

Okay, let’s go ahead and get your hip moving again!

What is a Hip Arthroscopy Procedure?

The procedure is a form of keyhole surgery performed by passing a small scope or camera into the joint and passing long instruments into the hip. X-ray is used throughout the procedure to guide the surgeon. The use of a special traction table is required to pull on the hip to distract the joint and allow the instruments to be passed into the joint. A number of small incisions approx 1 cm in length are required.

Hip arthroscopy surgery can take from 40 mins to 2.5hrs. The surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic and as a day case procedure. A local anaesthetic is introduced at the end and wounds closed with small absorbable stitches and paper stitches.

Presently there are many reasons why a surgeon might recommend hip arthroscopy to a patient. Some of these reasons are as follows:

  • To explain unexplained hip pain (diagnostic hip arthroscopy)
  • Removal of loose or foreign bodies
  • Repair of damaged articular cartilage
  • Removal or repair of a torn acetabular labrum
  • Correction of femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Management of damaged hip ligaments
  • Management of hip joint infection-inflammation of the hip lining (synovitis)
  • Investigation of a painful joint replacement or hip resurfacing

Perhaps the two most common current indications for hip arthroscopy include the presence of symptomatic FAI or an acetabular labral tear or both.

MRI scans are an essential part of recognizing the above conditions amenable to such surgery. Patients often have hip or groin pain and no arthritis on x-ray and usually are under the age of 40 years.


Osteoarthritis is a contraindication to hip arthroscopy. Patients with arthritis would not benefit from hip arthroscopy surgery.

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Having had hip arthroscopy surgery performed the following exercises and rehabilitation program has been designed to help you recover fully and in a timely fashion. Therapy is key to success following such surgery and is a step by step process with a gradual increase in function allowing for healing, the subsidence of pain and help regain strength and function without set back.

Dr. Gavin Wood

Orthopaedic Surgeon at Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital, Assistant Professor at Queens University

How Do I Know if This Program is Right for Me?

This program has been crafted specifically based on Dr. Gavin Wood's protocol.

That being said, here are our inclusion criteria we use with our providers: 

  • You’ve recently had a Hip Arthroscopy  and you’re looking forward to getting on the road to recovery.
  • You have moderate access to the internet, or data on your phone.
  • You enjoy completing your rehab program wherever and whenever you want! 

If you check these boxes you may be a great fit for this program: check with your provider! 

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What equipment do I need?

For phase one, you and your body will be all you need! That being said, the use of a stationary bike can be an amazing asset to your rehab! As you move into phase 2 of the program, resistance bands will be needed to continue to challenge your body to be even more awesome!

What do you get with your program?

What's inside?

Complete your program anywhere

Answer all your questions with direct messaging

Expertly crafted video tutorials

Track your progress each step of the way

Desktop access as well!


Physiotherapy can be expensive. Rehab your knee for less than the price of a single appointment with a conventional rehabilitative specialist!

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The biggest factor in people achieving their goals is time. That’s why your PhysioReady is available 24/7. It works on your schedule.

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Get your physio on demand with a fully responsive phone and web app.

Sign-Up and Pricing

The average in-clinic treatment for your hip is $80 per session! That’s $800-$1000 of rehab costs for your hip! With our program, you get a complete step by step video-guided program from start to finish. We know people are busy and often want to take their time so we’ve increased each phases access to 45 days from 28!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will insurance cover this Physiotherapy program?
Unfortunately, most benefit plans will not cover a program like PhysioReady under physiotherapy coverage. For a program to be covered as physiotherapy, it must include an assessment, a  reassessment, and various modifications performed by a registered physiotherapist. PhysioReady currently not offer those services. However, some benefit plans have a fitness and wellness portion that might cover program like PhysioReady. Go ahead and contact your benefits advisor to find out whether you have a section like this under your coverage plan and if it might cover PhysioReady.

How does the program work?
After registering for PhysioReady, you will receive an access code to your own personal portal. In this portal your whole program is laid out for you. Your program will include education on activity modification during healing and rehabilitation, how your injury is expected to heal and recover, and an individualized exercise program containing mobility, strength and motor control drills.

Your program will be updated every day so you know exactly what to do and how much to do. As you progress through your PhysioReady program, your program will become progressively more challenging. Don’t worry, you can handle it.  Your program will include both expert video guided tutorials and written descriptions tailored to your diagnosed condition.

As you complete your program each day, PhysioReady tracks your progress and lets you know right away how you are doing. Not only can you describe your symptoms every day to help track your progress, but you will also find outcome measures to help you understand just how well you are doing!

How do I know if I’m on the right track?
PhysioReady tracks your progress and lets you check your results at any time. With just one click you can see how far you have progressed! You’ll be able to track the improvements in your reported pain, function and strength throughout the course of your individualized PhysioReady program.

Is this program considered Physiotherapy?
Our programs are designed by physiotherapists for unique conditions based on the best available evidence. Instead PhysioReady is a generalized fitness program and not considered physiotherapy treatment. For a service to truly be called “Physiotherapy”, there must be an initial assessment completed by a registered physiotherapist, along with ongoing program modification and reassessment.

Do I need a Doctor to refer me to this program?
No, you do not. PhysioReady provides open access. Though you do not need a referral from your family doctor, PhysioReady is individualized to specific diagnoses. With that in mind, it is required for patients to visit a healthcare provider they trust (ie. family or sports doctor, physiotherapist, etc.) to receive a proper diagnosis before beginning PhysioReady. Then, after you have received and understand your diagnosis, enroll with PhysioReady and get started!

What happens if the program doesn’t fix my problem?
Most users see huge improvements in their condition. However, if PhysioReady does not seem to resolve your condition follow up with your family physician or another allied health professional to discuss your own next steps.

Do I need internet access to use the program?
PhysioReady is accessible both online and offline! Getting registered will require that you visit our website at But, once you are registered, you can download your personalized video content directly onto your phone and view it offline. You can also print out the written portions of your program as a PDF if you prefer to see it all on paper and device free.

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We can’t wait to help you achieve your goals. 

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