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.
- 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