Healthy Hips Update

Healthy Hips Update - June 2016


June 2016

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Hip Wise 4 Kidz
crowdfunding campaign launched

We are tackling the lack of awareness for hip dysplasia, amongst parents, with this initiative. Our goal is to reach over 70% of pregnant women by include hip dysplasia information in the Bounty Mother-To-Be Bag, and to have a presence at the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expos attended by over 90, 000 people annually.



Popular parenting figure Pinky McKay joins the cause

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. We are thrilled to have Pinky as one of our ambassadors.

Hip ambassador Harrison highlights awareness of hip dysplasia

Volleyroo Olympian Harrison Peacock has joined the cause, to raise awareness for the impact of this condition across the life-span, 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.

Late diagnosis on the rise

Australian researchers have revealed late diagnosed developmental dysplasia of the hip has tripled in recent years. To reverse these statistics they have called for more awareness about the condition and the avoidance of lower limb swaddling. Two of the researchers, Nicole Williams (board member) and Bruce Foster (Patron), are working closely with us to act upon these recommendations. Read the full article here...

Healthy hips kits are coming soon

Information packs, for newly diagnosed children and their families, are currently being compiled ready for distribution. Special thanks to sponsors Merino Kids, Starfish Babes and Taylah Tree for supporting this initiative. Make sure you are subscribed to receive our newsletter updates to find out when this and other initiatives start.

June is international hip dysplasia awareness month

More awareness of hip dysplasia is needed. Despite the fact that 1 in 50 babies in Australia are being treated for hip dysplasia, awareness is currently limited. Read more...

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10 things all parents need to know

Useful facts to help parents on their hip dysplasia journey. Help raise awareness now by sharing this information with your family and friends. Read more...

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