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Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This is a two-day advanced course that will involve lecture and extensive hands-on laboratory components to explore the current best practices for evaluation and treatment of hip disorders based on the latest evidence. Heavy emphasis will be placed on clinical application through extended lab sessions and multiple case examples utilizing information learned in the course. Focus will be placed on the advanced skills necessary to achieve an expert understanding of hip pathologies.

Physical therapists and trainers are often the first to see some of these difficult hip patients. It is important to be able to differentiate between intra-articular (pathologies such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), acetabular labral tears, and chondral damage) and extra-articular pathologies (such as: snapping hip, greater trochanteric bursitis and hip flexor pathologies). Through lecture and laboratory sessions, participants will learn how to perform a comprehensive clinical evaluation (including hands-on special testing), develop systematic treatment plans including the latest evidence-based interventions, and make appropriate referrals when necessary. Current concepts of how the hip region may also play a role in other lower extremity injuries, such as patellofemoral pain syndrome and iliotibial band syndrome, will also be discussed. Participants will leave the course with tools that can be used immediately which will make their practice more precise, efficient, and effective resulting in improved overall outcomes.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Apply scientific scrutiny and evidence-based practice to their practice and professional development.
  • Understand the benefits of a systematic approach to evaluation and treatment.
  • Determine the best functional outcome indicator for their patient population.
  • Identify clinically relevant anatomy and physiology of the hip joint.
  • Describe femoroacetabular impingement and its role in intra-articular hip pathology.
  • Understand acetabular labral tears, their prevalence, their mechanisms of injury, and their clinical relevance.
  • Expertly demonstrate and perform proper hands-on special tests for the hip joint and understand their sensitivity and specificity.
  • Execute an efficient, confident, and accurate examination of the hip joint based on the current evidence.
  • Interpret the examination findings in order to develop the most effective and efficient plan of care.
  • Demonstrate an expert and comprehensive understanding of hip related disorders as described in the current literature.
  • Make an appropriate referral for surgical consultation regarding intra-articular pathology.
  • Describe current surgical techniques including hip arthroscopy and expected outcomes.
  • Understand postoperative concerns pertaining to the hip.
  • Confidently develop an effective and efficient postoperative management strategy for each patient.
  • Classify extra-articular hip pathology for conditions described in this course.
  • Differentiate between intra- and extra-articular hip pathology.
  • Understand and apply current research regarding possible hip generated mechanisms around patellofemoral pain syndrome and ilitiotibial syndrome.
  • Develop a comprehensive lower quarter program to achieve maximal functional return for a spectrum of patients from those who are sedentary to professional athletes.
  • Demonstrate real world clinical application of concepts discussed in this course.
  • Instructor name

    Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

    My background includes over 16 years of experience as well as being founder of the SPTS Hip Special Interest Group which I facilitated for the group?s first three years. I have written many textbook chapters and review articles on the evaluation and treatment of the hip.
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    PT OT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

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    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education. Provider number 4487. Please download the specific course brochure for the AOTA classification and allotted AOTA hours. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU.

    North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Call for evidence-based status. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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    Online Continuing Education Course Resource For This Course

    PT PTA OT Online Continuing Education Course

    Examination and Treatment of the Hip Joint

    Price when purchased with registration: $ 79.95

    Delivery: DVD (if DVD - delivered to course site)

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