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.Read more
We need ongoing support to increase hip dysplasia support, education and awareness in Australia. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
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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.
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.
10-16 April 2016 Healthy Hips Week: It's Australia's first Healthy Hips Week. Help with spreading the word about hip dysplasia, the importance of knowing the risk factors and what to look out for, as well as raising much needed funds, at the same time!
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.
7 - 31 March 2016 Vote for Healthy Hips to win a Bankwest Easy Grant - A $1000 community grant could be ours if we come in the top 3 for number of votes received. VOTE TODAY. Grant to go towards our hip dysplasia awareness initiatives.
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!Read more