Hip Pain

Stop Frustrating Hip Pain Without “Resting” Or Going To The Doctor So You Can Exercise and Run Again 


“5 Secrets About Hip Pain That Will Surprise You…..And Help Get You Back To Exercising/Running Pain Free”

A personal message from physical therapist Nick Scotto

  Are you tired of hip pain that doesn’t seem to go away no matter how much rest, exercise , or stretching you’ve been told to do?

  Are you worried that this hip pain will never go away and keep you from being active, fit , and healthy?

  Do you ever feel frustrated and confused when things like chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, and injections don’t work?

  Does your hip continue to feel “tight” and “out of place” despite ALL of the stretching you constantly do?

  Do you feel like you are missing out on life, enjoying time with your family and friends because of this hip pain?

Are you frustrated when you go back to your workout, running, or your normal fitness routine only to have your hip pain flare up on you again?

If any of this sounds like you and you are looking to get permanent healing from your injury or get rid of the pain you are experiencing then you have come to the right place.

The amount of people dealing with hip pain seems to be increasing each day leaving many active individuals frustrated, depressed, and worried.

The real shame of the matter is that so many people suffer from back pain and are often told:

  • “You’ll just have to live with it”

  • “It’s just a part of getting older and there’s nothing you can do”

  • Just “rest for a little” and “see what happens”.

  • Take these pills (which can be addictive) or get an injection (which only masks the symptoms).

  • “You just need to “stretch” the tight muscles”

However healing hip pain just isn’t that simple……

……and if you are really struggling to keep healthy, fit, and active and just want to get back to your normal active lifestyle 

…..then you have come to the right place…..

At River City Physical Therapy we specialize in helping active individuals 30+ heal their backs naturally and get back to living an active lifestyle without medications, injections , or surgery. 

We understand that it can be difficult to know exactly what you should when dealing with a hip pain. There’s SO many options out there and you may have already tried a few.

But if you are still dealing with hip pain here are several reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should:

1.You thought it would go away on it’s own with rest but it didn’t

2.You went to the Doctor who gave you some pain meds or even worse……told you to stop exercising

3.A family member told you that you should get used to the pain as you are “just getting older”

4.You saw another physical therapist or healthcare provider but nothing they said or did seemed to have long lasting relief

5.You decided to self treat through ice, heat, and YouTube exercises but none of those worked and even made it worse!

6. You got a series of injections that left you disappointed and the pain still there.

If any of this has happened to you and you are afraid of what might happen if you make another wrong decision then we would love to help by inviting you to schedule a FREE phone call to talk to a Physical Therapist to find out what can be done to help you.

Just because you tried many treatments before that didn’t work doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution for you. 

When it comes to treating hip pain the BIGGEST MISTAKE that is often made (by Doctors included) is treating the symptom of pain and not going through the necessary process of understand the true “root cause” of the problem

Our goal at River City Physical Therapy is to not only get rid of your pain, but teach you how to treat yourself, let your body heal naturally, and give you a permanent fix to your problem.

At River City Physical Therapy we use a unique approach to help you get rid of your pain and make it STAY away.


Step 1. We Will Listen To You


This is one of our BIGGEST pet peeves. Nobody listens to the patient anymore (it’s all about maximizing billing, following company procedure, and being “efficient”). Here’s a thought…….how about listen to the patient for once.

Today’s healthcare system is stacked against you and often does not provide the solutions that you need. 15 minute doctor visits, standardized care where you feel rush, and lack of communication between you and your healthcare provider just won’t get you the results that you want.

There is NO one size fits all treatment for hip pain and taking the time to listen to your goals and problems is the single most important step before starting any sort of treatment. We want to make sure that you are comfortable working with us and that we feel you are a good fit for our clinic.


Step 2. Find the Root Cause


Each person is unique and thus their injury and pain is unique to them. What works for your friend or loved one may not necessarily work for you. All too often treatments are directed ONLY at the site of pain. 

But is that where the pain is actually “coming from?”……

More often than not the answer is NO. The pain is actually being caused by a different area of the body. This could be caused by a lack of strength in a muscle, poor flexibility in the joints, or faulty movement patterns.

Undergoing a proper assessment to figure out what the “root cause” of the pain is the second most important step to get you the lasting relief you need in order for you return to a normal and active lifestyle.

Treating symptoms will get you temporary relief and feeling “OK”……..but……treating the root cause is where you get the PERMANENT relief that you want.


3. Teach You To Treat Yourself.


Have you ever had to rely upon multiple weekly visits to get the treatment you need? Causing you to spend more of your time and money than you would like?

The truth of the matter is that multiple visits per week is often NOT necessary to heal from injury/pain despite what you’ve been told.

At River City Physical Therapy we give you everything you need at each stage of your rehab to work on at home so you can provide an optimal healing environment for your pain/ injury.

You’ll know exactly what exercises, stretches, and techniques you should be working on at home. You will have the tools you need to help treat yourself. 

This way you can maximize the time spent out of the clinic working on whats most important to you…….living an active lifestyle worry free of any hip pain

We offer a Free 30 Minute discovery visit at NO risk to you. You can come in to meet us so we can have an honest conversation about what your problem is, your struggles, what you would like to achieve, and for us to decide if we would be a good fit to work together. You’ll walk a way with a better idea of what is going on and what you need to do about it.



Dr. Nick Scotto

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Look Who Else Came To River City Physical Therapy And Left Feeling Happy, Healthy, and More Active…

I was struggling with a pain in my hip since I ran a 10 mile run. I did everything I knew and could not get rid of the pain. I was limping and could not run more than 2 miles before I had to walk. I am training for the Boston Marathon!! I went to see Nick. The first visit was a thorough assessment !! I was also given exercises to do. I did them! My pain went from an 8 to a 4. After my 2nd visit, more assessment and adding another exercise, I am now running long distance totally pain free!!!!!!!! THANK YOU NICK!!

Teresa, Runner, Jacksonville

For 6 months I began having severe pain and muscle spasms in my thigh. I had tried chiropractic treatment, but that did not provide lasting results. My pain was so unbearable I was unable to sleep comfortably in bed, it was just impossible to find a restful position. This went on for over a year. I moved to my air bed, this didn’t give me enough support, the floor was too firm. My easy-chair worked out better than all the others. So, that became my bed for most of that year. Enter Dr. Nick: My first visit provided more than I expected. I laid down on the table and He began by asking questions: Where do you hurt.? What are you doing when the pain begins?, etc. He began massaging the muscles involved. Then I stood up. To my shock, much of the pain had left my body. At the end of the session, I was given a chart of simple home exercises to do.  I could already feel an increase in muscle strength since my first visit. The pain was only intermittent now.  In conclusion: For the first time in my life, I actually look forward to exercise time. I am convinced that they do work. What a breakthrough for me. Let’s review: 1. I now sleep comfortably in my bed. 2.My muscle pain is gone . . . .and it was sooo simple to eliminate. 3.I don’t have muscle spasms in the middle of the night anymore. 4.I no longer require a walking cane. 5.My strength continues to increase every day. 6.I’m not subject to mandatory, unending doctor visits. 7. I’m beyond “happy”. 

Jim, Jacksonville

I went to see Dr. Nick at 1st Place Sports for a seminar on hip pain. Just a few months before my hip began bothering me during Cross-Fit classes to a point where I wasn’t able to run without pain. I was impressed at the seminar with his knowledge and made an appointment. He spent time figuring out what was going on and gave me a few exercises to continue with at home. Its been just over a month and my hip pain is non-existent. Dr. Nick has checked in with me to see how things are going multiple times, which is unusual for a doctor to do in my opinion. He didn’t require I set up a bunch of follow-up appointments, which I appreciate. I feel like he’s there when I need him in the future, whenever that may be. Would definitely recommend for any pain you may be experiencing!

Joy , Jacksonville

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