About Us

Healthy Hips Australia is a national health promotion charity with a mission to increase the availability and accessibility of resources, education and support for people working with and impacted by hip dysplasia. This condition is also referred to as developmental dysplasia of the hip, DDH, 'clicky' hips, and  hip dislocation.

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What is Hip Dysplasia?

The hip joint is made up of a ball and socket; the femoral head of the thigh bone (femur) is the ball and the acetabulum of the pelvis is the socket. Loose ligaments around the joint can allow for misalignment of varying degrees to occur. The hip joint is classified as displaced when the ball and socket do not fit together in their 'normal' position. Sometimes this is due to abnormal development and/or lack of growth.


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Latest News

Keep up to date with upcoming education and training being provided, our latest developments as well as hip dysplasia-related research and awareness events happening worldwide.


20 June 2016 - Hip Wise 4 Kidz Crowdfunding Campaign launched. We are running this campaign to help us fund our awareness initiatives in a bid to stop the increasing trend of late diagnosed hip dysplasia in Australia. Read more here.


8 June 2016 - Ambassador Announced:


Popular parenting public figure Pinky McKay has joined the cause, to raise awareness of developmental dysplasia of the hip, and the impact of inappropriate lower limb swaddling on the incidence of the condition, by becoming an ambassador for Healthy Hips Australia.

1-30 June 2016 - It's International Healthy Hips / Hip Dysplasia Awareness Month.

10-16 April 2016 Healthy Hips Week:  Australia's first Healthy Hips Week.

 11 April 2016 -Ambassador Announced:


Volleyroo Olympian Harrison Peacock has joined the cause, to raise awareness of developmental dysplasia of the hip, by becoming an ambassador for Healthy Hips Australia. Harrison is all too familiar with this debilitating condition. In 2014 Harrison had to take time out from volleyball for major surgery to correct hip dysplasia in both his hips.

March 2016 - Healthy Hips Australia recipient of $1000 BankWest Easy Grant.




September 2015 - We're excited to announce that we have been named a recipient of a $20 000 grant from Real Insurance for their Real Needs Community Grants Program to establish support & play groups and build our equipment resources!

Real Needs

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Education & Training

Learn about hip dysplasia causes, diagnosis and treatment. Find out about professional development courses for health professionals.

How You Can Help

Help spread the word, make a donation, become a Corporate Sponsor or join one of our working parties. These are just some of the ways you can help.

Services & Resources

Find tips to help cope with practical day-to-day activities during treatment. Read hip dysplasia stories. Connect with others affected by the condition.