Q. What is Healthy Hips Australia?
A. Healthy Hips Australia is a not-for-profit organisation established to increase the availability of, and accessibility to, resources, education, and support for people impacted by hip dysplasia.
Q. How is Healthy Hips Australia set up?
A. We are an Australian public company, limited by guarantee. Our constitution, which governs our operations, sets out our position as a not-for-profit organisation with an objective to pursue charitable purposes including; the advancement of health, education and social/public welfare.
Q. Can I make a donation to Healthy Hips Australia?
A. We are currently applying for registration with the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission as well as other relevant Commonwealth, State and local government agencies.
Q. How do I volunteer?
A. Please see the How You Can Help section of the website for a variety of ways in which you can volunteer your time, skills and expertise to Healthy Hips Australia.
Q. What is Hip Dysplasia?
A. 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. For further information about the causes, prevention, signs/symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hip dysplasia see the Education & Training section of the website.