Our Miles4Hips Champions are individuals from around the world who are partnering with us in our mission to support the efforts of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute through individual, family, or small group fundraising campaigns. Click here for more information.
For Hip Dysplasia Awareness Month our annual hip dysplasia awareness t-shirts are now on sale through June 10, 2021! Buy a t-shirt to help raise awareness and support the International Hip Dysplasia Institute!
Hip Dysplasia Awareness Month T-Shirt Design Contest voting is open! The winning design will be made into a t-shirt that you will be able to order!
The deadline to vote is this Sunday, May 16.
Vote using the google form in this link
Miles4Hips Board Member Ashley Spalla was this weeks guest on the Help for Hip Dysplasia Podcast with Laura Rutterford.
They talk about Ashley’s incredible Hip journey, filled with strength and inspiration. Ashley also tells us about access to adaptive sport, unlocking so many more activities than I knew were possible, and her work on the board with Miles4Hips.
Listen on the Help for Hip Dysplasia Website or search “Help for Hip Dysplasia” on your podcast app.
I’m A HIPpy is a grassroots organization from British Columbia powered by a community who are passionate about Hip Dysplasia and children’s hip health. Founded in 2016, I’m A HIPpy is a community of doctors, nurses, researchers, patients, families and volunteers, all committed to working towards a world free from the burden of Hip Dysplasia and other paediatric hip conditions.
In celebration of the first International Hip Health Day, I’m A HIPpy presents the first annual Leap Into Action Move-a-thon for Kids’ Hip Health.
On May 29 and 30, we’d like to invite you to walk, run, or ride (your treadmill or stationary bike counts!) to help reduce the burden of Hip Dysplasia, Perthes, and other hip disorders. We are challenging our HIPpy community in BC and beyond to join this 2-day virtual move-a-thon. The clock starts at 7am on May 29th, and ends at 5pm on May 30th.
Collectively, let’s raise $20,000 and move 300km for the future of kids’ hip health!
Would you like to learn more more about the implants used in total hip replacements?
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons have created a video explaining the different components and materials used in total hip replacements.
A summery of the information can be found on the AAHKS website click here.
Jackie is a yoga instructor and future physical therapist. She shares the story of her dysplasia diagnosis and PAO surgery. Her goal at the end of all of this, is to be able to help others whose lives have been put on hold because of some form injury, and to be able to bring awareness to hip dysplasia to others in the medical community. Click here to read her story!
If you would like to share your story too email us at email@example.com!
We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:
- Become a Miles4Hips Champion by doing an awareness fundraising activity or campaign
- Share your story
- Develop educational patient, family, community, or provider resources
- Develop expert patient resources
- Assist with patient engagement
- Development of social media content
- Organize a local Day of Movement meet-up
Have you seen the stories section of our website? We have stories from patients and caregivers of all ages, and various treatments, and many different stages of their hip dysplasia journeys.
We always welcome new stories too! If you would like to share your story email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this resource we provide an overview of some common treatment options for adult and adolescent hip dysplasia.