Hip Course Part 1 Online

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8 hours Category A CEUs BOC, Approved in DE, MD, and PA for PTs and PTAs

Course Description

Hip pain is a common complaint seen in the rehabilitative setting. It affects both the young and old with varying diagnoses through the lifespan. Successful rehabilitation for these varying injuries requires a comprehensive, team-based approach. The rehabilitation professional must translate his or her extensive educational background and experience into individualized care for each patient.

In this course we aim to provide participants with a systematic approach to treating hip pathology. We have grouped common hip injuries into categories based on the common complaints of symptoms to simplify diagnosis and treatment.

In Part I of this course, participants will be presented online course work for each of these categories, which cover the foundational knowledge of specific injuries, anatomy, and pathomechanics. They will be instructed through case-based learning, illustrating the history, evaluative techniques, anatomy and biomechanics, and rehabilitation guidelines for each diagnosis. Surgical indications will supplement physical therapy treatments where applicable.

Later, in Part II, course participants will attend a one-day, in-person, interactive seminar where they will expand upon foundational knowledge through practicing specific evaluative and intervention techniques. Critical thinking and decision making for treatment progressions will be stressed throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • star List the anatomical structures most commonly involved in hip pathology
  • star Identify the role of hip biomechanics in relation to the most common injuries covered during this course
  • star Discuss the lumbar spine/pelvis in relationship to hip pathology
  • star Differentiate between labral pain and biomechanical issues in relationship to the need for arthroscopic intervention
  • star Discuss the different surgical and rehabilitative strategies in treating hip injuries
  • star Identify post-operative restrictions in relation to the involved anatomic structures for total hip arthroplasty (THA) and labral surgeries.
  • star Identify differences in method of injury and demographics for various hip pathologies
  • star Design a comprehensive plan of care for hip impingement, groin pain, and arthritic patients
  • star Identify the indications for a lumbar screen being performed on a hip patient
  • star Develop an effective treatment plan for regional interdependence issues
  • star List additional, safe, interventions which can be included during rehabilitation of a post-op labral repair when patients are struggling with the listed surgical protocol
  • star Identify differential diagnosis patterns between a lumbar radiculopathy and hip pathology
  • star Recognize non-imaging diagnostic indicators in hip OA
  • star Articulate the role of physician performed diagnostic injections
  • star Analyze within treatment patient results to determine treatment effectiveness
  • star Identify the effect of pelvic mobility and stability on hip symptoms
  • star Differentiate mobility and stability problems in hip pain
  • star Demonstrate differential diagnosis of common hip pathologies
  • star Demonstrate an ability to recognize when a patient requires referral to a surgeon
  • star Identify anatomical and biomechanical causes for symptom patterns
  • star Discuss abnormalities of the pre-adolescent hip

Course Instructors

Doug Adams
Doug Adams
PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Doug Adams is a Physical Therapist who graduated from Auburn University with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and then completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008 from the University of Delaware. He went on to complete a sports residency at the University of Delaware, becoming a Board Certified Specialist. Doug's interests in Physical Therapy include ACLs, Swimmer's Shoulder, and Leadership/mentorship. He has lectured on these topics both locally and nationally, as well as published on ACLs. (free article) Check out his full CV here. Doug lives in Wilmington, DE with his wife Devon, daughter Avery, and their yellow lab Riley. Doug has competed nationally in triathlons for 13 years and is also a Triathlon Coach for Integrity Multisport. Doug and Ari are not only the co-founders of the Association of Clinical Excellence, but also brothers-in-law after marrying sisters, Devon and Erin.
Ari Kaplan
Ari Kaplan
PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, Cert MDT
Ari Kaplan is a Physical Therapist who graduated from the University of Delaware with an undergraduate degree in Biomechanics and then completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008. He went on to complete a sports residency, becoming a Board Certified Specialist. Ari has always been interested in leadership and improving both his skills as well as those around him, which lead him to pursue training in Organizational Leadership. He has lectured on Physical Therapy and Leadership topics both locally and nationally. Check out his full CV here. Ari lives in Bear, DE with his wife Erin and their two dogs, Hunter and C.B. He enjoys all types of sports and is a long-time fan of all Philadelphia teams. He regularly runs and bikes, and attempts to play golf in his free time. Ari and Doug are not only the co-founders of the Association of Clinical Excellence, but also brothers-in-law after marrying sisters, Erin and Devon.
Kurt Gengenbacher
Kurt Gengenbacher
PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Working as a board-certified physical therapist the past seven years for ATI Physical Therapy, Kurt Gengenbacher has been using his education and experience to combine therapy treatments and tests to best suit patients and athletes. Kurt earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a doctor of physical therapy from the University of Iowa. He also completed a sports residency program at the University of Delaware, published articles in professional journals, and lectured on topics ranging from sports-related hip injuries and the management of Achilles tendinopathy, to pre-participation athlete screening and return to play criteria. Kurt serves on ATI’s advisory board for the clinical education committees and the research team. He also is an active mentor for Evidence in Motion’s (EIM) residency program.

Course Instructors

Doug Adams
Doug Adams
PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Doug Adams is a Physical Therapist who graduated from Auburn University with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and then completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008 from the University of Delaware. He went on to complete a sports residency at the University of Delaware, becoming a Board Certified Specialist. Doug's interests in Physical Therapy include ACLs, Swimmer's Shoulder, and Leadership/mentorship. He has lectured on these topics both locally and nationally, as well as published on ACLs. (free article) Check out his full CV here. Doug lives in Wilmington, DE with his wife Devon, daughter Avery, and their yellow lab Riley. Doug has competed nationally in triathlons for 13 years and is also a Triathlon Coach for Integrity Multisport. Doug and Ari are not only the co-founders of the Association of Clinical Excellence, but also brothers-in-law after marrying sisters, Devon and Erin.
Ari Kaplan
Ari Kaplan
PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, Cert MDT
Ari Kaplan is a Physical Therapist who graduated from the University of Delaware with an undergraduate degree in Biomechanics and then completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008. He went on to complete a sports residency, becoming a Board Certified Specialist. Ari has always been interested in leadership and improving both his skills as well as those around him, which lead him to pursue training in Organizational Leadership. He has lectured on Physical Therapy and Leadership topics both locally and nationally. Check out his full CV here. Ari lives in Bear, DE with his wife Erin and their two dogs, Hunter and C.B. He enjoys all types of sports and is a long-time fan of all Philadelphia teams. He regularly runs and bikes, and attempts to play golf in his free time. Ari and Doug are not only the co-founders of the Association of Clinical Excellence, but also brothers-in-law after marrying sisters, Erin and Devon.
Kurt Gengenbacher
Kurt Gengenbacher
PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Working as a board-certified physical therapist the past seven years for ATI Physical Therapy, Kurt Gengenbacher has been using his education and experience to combine therapy treatments and tests to best suit patients and athletes. Kurt earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a doctor of physical therapy from the University of Iowa. He also completed a sports residency program at the University of Delaware, published articles in professional journals, and lectured on topics ranging from sports-related hip injuries and the management of Achilles tendinopathy, to pre-participation athlete screening and return to play criteria. Kurt serves on ATI’s advisory board for the clinical education committees and the research team. He also is an active mentor for Evidence in Motion’s (EIM) residency program.

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