Resources For Health Professionals
There are an increasing array of hip dysplasia resources available for health professionals, but finding them can be time consuming. This page is designed to help connect community based health providers to these tools which include:
- Australian resources
- A DDH Diagnosis Pathway
Resources for Caregivers
Tips & Hints
Healthy Hips Australia has developed handouts for parents by parents who’ve been through a hip dysplasia journey with their child/children. We hope you find the practical tips and hints helpful. Please note these handouts are intended to support, not replace, discussion with your doctor or healthcare professionals.
Training for Childcare Providers
Healthy Hips Australia offers hip dysplasia-specific education for childcare providers across Australia to facilitate children undergoing hip dysplasia treatment to commence or continue to attend childcare.Read more
Local Support Networks
We understand how lonely and isolated you can feel when no one around you has experience with hip dysplasia. We can connect you with people in your area and organise catch ups both in person and online, via Facebook, across Australia:
Facebook peer support groups for parents/cargivers of children with hip dysplasia:
We appreciate that families whose children require surgical treatment have additional questions to those being braced. The following peer support group unites families across Australia in this situation:
Hip dysplasia treatment doesn't always start, nor end, during the early years of life. This peer support group unites families across Australia facing the commencement of treatment, or ongoing treatment:
Unfortunately the number of teens and adults living with hip dysplasia in Australia is far greater than most would expect. You are not alone and can connect with others in this group specifically for teens and adults living with hip dysplasia (please respect this is not a space for their family or friends, nor parents of children with the condition (unless you too as an adult have the condition):
For upcoming catch ups visit our Events on the Facebook page.
Hip Dysplasia Toolkit
About Hip Dysplasia
Up to 1 in every 50 babies are being treated for hip dysplasia in Australia currently. Yet many parents have never heard of the condition until the diagnosis and are left overwhelmed and bewildered.
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