Gluteal Tendonpathy

Have you been limping for a while/or been using a moon boot? Getting pain walking up hill or up stairs or having trouble getting in and out of a car. Is your pain on the bony part of your lateral hip and deep into your buttock muscle?

At our Grey Lynn physio clinic, we are assessing many hip pain problems and diagnosing copious hip tendon pathologies. If we limp, or walk in an altered way , this can greatly affect our deep buttock muscles. These muscles weaken over time ( can be years!), and once the load is too great for the tendon to handle, the tendon fibres start to break down and we feel pain.

Good news though, we can manage this problem well with muscle rehabilitation. Exercises need to be preformed daily, in a certain way using a precise and slow speed.

To be exact with our diagnosis, we will refer you for a scan of your hip which will show us all your buttock tendons.

So what are you waiting for…come in and let us check out your hips!


After my second baby was born, my body was a wreck, with constant back and pelvic pain that made it hard to cope with the physical demands of being a mother. Regular physio – and lots of care, support and encouragement – from Sarah has made a vast difference. I’m far stronger and very nearly pain-free – better than I was before I had children.

– Nicki Judkins

Nicki Judkins
I was 44 when I first went to Sarah with a background of sports injuries related to running. I have previously had several years of treatment from physiotherapists but continued to suffer from injuries as my running distances increased. Since being treated by Sarah I have been able to complete both a half marathon and my first full marathon – both in times I was delighted with. I am in no doubt that without her ongoing care I would not have been able to achieve my marathon goal.
-Carolyn Burnet
Carolyn Burnet
As a New Zealand age group representative duathlete, I was experiencing regular and ongoing muscular problems in both lower legs. Since attending Sarah’s one-on-one Pilates sessions, my leg problems have completely disappeared. Sarah’s innovative ideas and caring communication have made what started out as a trying ordeal into a weekly Pilates session that I now look forward to.
-Chris Fletcher
Chris Fletcher
I have been coming to Bodyreform for about 8 years after years of on / off treatment for a lower back problem which resulted in sciatic pain. Not only did they remove the pain, but they also taught me how to support and manage the problem through strengthening my inner core muscles and correcting my posture. Body Reform’s Physios worked hard on my rehabilitation and they maintain a strong relationship / friendship with me that ensures I can look forward to aging gracefully and in a pain free fashion.

-Jan Woodhouse

Jan Woodhouse, FNZILA
NZILA Registered Landscape Architect

Jan Woodhouse