Comprehensive Treatment of the Hip: From the Spine to the Foot
This seminar will allow the clinician to treat the hip in an integrative and comprehensive way. It 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 / impact the hip and its function.
At the completion of this course, the clinician will be able to treat most any hip diagnosis with confidence and comprehensiveness – and achieve immediate improved functional results with their patients!
Goals of this Course
1.) Each participant will have a thorough review and in-depth understanding of Lower Quadrant anatomy, biomechanics and methods of intervention.
2.) Each participant will have the skills to immediately apply the methods learned in this course at the clinical level for the purpose of reducing stress in the hip and objectively confirm improved function of the hip complex.
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
- State the 8 key treatment principles for joint mobilizations and 6 treatment principles for MFR (Myofascial Release)
- Independently discuss 4 treatment concepts for MFR of the lower quadrant
- Correctly demonstrate 8 key treatment techniques for joint mobilizations to decrease stress on the hip
- Correctly instruct a person in 5 exercises to improve strength, stability and mobility of the lower quadrant
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.
PT, MS, ATC, FF-CIMT
Patrick has been a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer since 1994. He graduated from Grand Valley State University and started Great Lakes Seminars in 1996. He is the co-owner and Clinical Director for Great Lakes Seminars and is also the president of Probility Physical Therapy. Probility is a company which has 13 clinics in the Southeast, MI area. He has created the manual therapy courses for Great Lakes Seminars and has trained the instructors to ensure high quality courses and effective, consistent delivery. He has also taught manual therapy courses around the country for 20 years, has taught in PT and PTA programs since 1994, was the head athletic trainer at a high school for 5 years and he has performed both independent medical exams and peer reviews for Physical Therapy. He has an eclectic background in biomechanics, anatomy, and manual therapy.
Lecture: Introduction, Overview of Anatomy, Lumbopelvic / Hip / Lower Quarter Biomechanics, Overview of Mobilization Types Utilized, Review of Fascia
Lecture: Lumbo-Pelvic Biomechanical Effects on the Hip
Lecture: foot effects on the hip.
Lunch (on your own)
Lab: Assessment and palpation of the Lumbo-pelvic complex
Lab: MET / Joint Mobilizations: Lumbo-Pelvic Complex – Thoraco-Lumbar Junction, Sacrum, Ilium
Review of Day 1 Lecture Concepts
Review and Testing of Saturday Material / Techniques
Lab: Hip Mobilizations and MFR of the Hip Joint
Lab: MFR of the Hip Musculature and Fascia
Lunch (on your own)
Lab: Mobilizations of the Ankle-Foot Complex – Distal Tib-Fib and Talocrural
Review and Testing of Sunday Techniques
Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics