Comprehensive Treatment of the Hip: From the Spine to the Foot

Course Description

This course provides you with a central theme in treating the hip complex. Often, evaluations collect overwhelming amounts of subjective and objective information, yet leave us without a clear strategy. You'll learn to solve the problem of assessment versus treatment by combining them, thus simplifying the methodology to find dysfunction, treat it and assess it.

This course is unique in that it includes MET and mobilizations of the spine, pelvis, hip/knee and ankle/foot regions. It also teaches treatment through myofascial release of all muscles that directly and indirectly influence hip function. At the completion of this course, you'll be able to treat most any hip diagnosis with confidence and comprehensiveness, as well as achieve immediate improved functional results with your patients.

As with all of our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give the clinician hands-on skills they use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting.

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Top Takeaways

  • Learn a flow of treatment that is inclusive to all the influencers of hip mechanics.
  • Visualize the interplay between the other joints of the spine and lower quadrant with the hip.
  • Learn multiple techniques that both treat and assess simultaneously.

What makes this course great?

This course clarifies the interplay of joint mechanics and myofascial balance with treatment. It helps structure treatment to think local while acting global, thus exposing hidden drivers of pain and dysfunction.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Correctly describe the normal and abnormal biomechanics of at least 5 specific joints involving the lower extremities and pelvis
  • Correctly describe the neurophysiological mechanism behind muscle energy technique (MET)
  • Correctly demonstrate 2 lumbo-pelvic, 2 hip and 3 lower extremity joint mobilizations
  • Correctly demonstrate at least 4 components in a systematic approach and treatment progression of the hip complex
  • Correctly state 8 key anatomical structures of the lower quadrant (lumbo-pelvic, hip, knee, ankle/foot) and their application to joint mechanics, movement and dysfunction

Course Instructors

Steven Sanders

PT, MSPT, DPT, CIMT


Steven graduated with a B.S. in Health Science, Minor in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training at Northern Illinois University in 1992. While representing his school on a swimming scholarship he gained experience working with high school, college and professional athletes. Upon graduation he transferred into and completed his M.S. in Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. Graduating in 1996, he then worked as a travel therapist while attending higher education with emphasis on becoming a foot and ankle clinical specialist. He eventually settled into Tucson AZ. where he continued his pursuit for higher education; ultimately graduating from the University of St. Augustine with a D.P.T. (manual therapy tract) degree in 2006. He then began the certification process through GLS, completed Synthesis, and became a Certified Integrative Manual Therapist in 2009. During this process, Steve developed an appreciation and passion for treating cervical-thoracic dysfunctions. Steve has had a range of field and clinical experience specializing in orthopedic injuries and post surgical conditions. Steve treats all regions of the body in his practice and emphasizes the principles of restoring and re-educating normal myofascial and musculoskeletal balance. He currently works at the Progressive Physical Therapy and Wellness Center Green Valley, Arizona; of which he is part owner.

Steven Sanders

Course Outline

Saturday


7:30am

Breakfast

8:00am

Lecture: Introduction, Overview of Anatomy, Lumbopelvic/Hip/Lower Quarter Biomechanics, Overview of Mobilization Types Utilized, Review of Fascia

10:15am

Lecture: Lumbo-Pelvic Biomechanical Effects on the Hip

11:30am

Lecture: Foot Effects on the Hip.

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab: Assessment and Palpation of the Lumbo-Pelvic Complex

2:45pm

Lab: MET/Joint Mobilizations of Lumbo-Pelvic Complex – Thoraco-Lumbar Junction, Sacrum, Ilium

4:30pm

Review of Evidence-Based Literature for Today’s Topics

5:30pm

Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am

Breakfast

8:00am

Review and Testing of Saturday Material/Techniques

9:00am

Lab: Hip Mobilizations and MFR of the Hip Joint

10:00am

Lab: MFR of the Hip Musculature and Fascia

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab: Mobilizations of the Foot/Ankle Complex – Distal Tib-Fib and Talocrural

2:00pm

Case Studies

3:30pm

Review and Testing of Sunday Techniques

4:30pm

Review of Evidence-Based Literature for Today’s Topics

5:00pm

Adjourn

Course PDF

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