Press Releases:



25 March 2019 - Let's Talk About Hips This April

1-7 April 2019 is Healthy Hips Week. 8 infants a day are diagnosed with hip dysplasia in Australia. Despite this, the likelihood of a parent being aware of the condition, prior to a diagnosis of it for their child, is only 57%.

Healthy Hips Week 2019 Media Release

Key Messages - Healthy Hips Week 2019


10 April 2018 - New initiative to help parents make Hip Wise Choices 

Healthy Hips Australia have launched their latest initiative, Hip Wise a community service program and are thrilled to announce Love To Dream as our first product partner.

Hip Wise Program Launch

8 April 2018 - Late diagnosis on the rise in WA, as hip condition goes undetected

Two year old Hugo has had 5 surgical procedures in the past 12-months and is one of this year's Faces of Healthy Hips Week 8-14 April 2018.

Healthy Hips Week 2018 Media Release


24 April 2017 - Missing hip fails to define young Australian man’s life

Swimmer Matt Ward, has joined us at Healthy Hips Australia as an ambassador just in time for Healthy Hips Week 2017.

Matt Ward Ambassador Media Release


19 April 2017 - One in every two Australians have not heard of common childhood condition until faced with diagnosis

Lead up to Healthy Hips Week 23-29 April 2017 used to reveal shocking findings about awareness for hip dysplasia in the community.

Healthy Hips Week 2017 Media Release


8 June 2016 - Pinky McKay Joins The Fight To Change Australia’s Swaddling Culture In New Role As Hip Ambassador

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.

Pinky McKay Ambassador Role Media Release

15 April 2016 - Not Just A Diagnosis – Hip Dysplasia Charity Working To Minimise Bewilderment After Diagnosis

'Healthy Hips Kits for DDH Kids' initiative announced.

Healthy Hips Kits for DDH Kids Media Release

11 April 2016 - Hip Ambassador, Volleyroo Olympian Harrison, Highlighting Awareness of Hip Dysplasia

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.

Hip Ambassador Media Release

5 April 2016 - Calls to avoid lower limb swaddling as incidence of childhood hip condition triples

Newly published research findings from South Australia have revealed a three-fold increase in late diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Late Diagnosis Media Release

18 March 2016 - Baby confined for 10-months, in a brace, inspires creation of Australia’s first Healthy Hips Week 

Healthy Hips Australia Founder, Sarah Twomey, shares her personal hip dysplasia story providing insight into how Healthy Hips Week was inspired.

Healthy Hips Week Media Release

7 March 2016 - Safe swaddling initiative - Swaddling obsession needs re-thinking warns hip dysplasia experts

Australia’s increasing incidence of hip dysplasia in infants has orthopaedic surgeons and health promotion charity Healthy Hips Australia calling for a change in the popular culture of swaddling.

Safe Swaddling Media Release

Press Information:


For general media inquiries or to arrange interviews and requests, please contact:

Sarah Twomey
Founder & Chairperson
Healthy Hips Australia
Mobile: 0431 707 959

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Contact Details:

Healthy Hips Australia Ltd
Registered Office 92/190 Hay Street
East Perth WA 6004
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Last modified: March 2016