The hip joint is a fantastically congruent ball and socket synovial joint making it a particularly stable connection point between the leg and pelvis

Pathology affecting the hip joint can drastically alter function due to being such an important joint for the appropriate functioning of the entire lower limb. 

Age related changes due to historial load through work, leisure and sports activities can lead to hip osteoarthritis that will sometime require the need for a total hip replacement if the joint is damaged significantly.

Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI), labral or CAM lesions, groin pain and gluteal tendinopathy are all injuries that can be caused by lack of control of the twist and turning load required for many sports and activities of daily living.

Great strength and control of the low back, hips, pelvis and entire low limb can reduce the unnecessary load on the hip and therefore reduce risk of injury.