In Biomechanical Assessment of the Hip & Pelvis, the participant will learn to apply foundational and high-level principles of sports medicine to rehabilitation, evaluation, and treatment approaches. These principles apply not only to competitive athletes, but also across the life span of the active patient who can benefit from detailed biomechanical and movement analysis. This two-day orthopedic course is designed to elevate the participant’s skill level through advanced training in hip and pelvic biomechanics, functional kinetic chain “slings” created by the muscular system in series, and through use of sports medicine theory and applied science.
Participants will learn a system for application of detailed evaluation techniques utilizing video assisted observation, assessment of joint mechanics, and functional kinematic evaluation. Excellent videos of patients performing a variety of skills are provided for case examples. Abundant lab opportunities will focus on video analysis, kinesiology concepts, movement analysis, joint-specific assessment, "Manual Movement Therapy," and exercise prescription. Within this functional and specific assessment approach, therapists will be able to identify pathomechanics of the hip and pelvic complex. Also included in this continuing education course is a method for evaluating and addressing dysfunction in the muscular dynamic kinetic chain sling system; biomechanical assessment and therapeutic intervention will consider the myofascial sling as it relates to optimal performance and to functional total limb movement.
Specific dysfunctions will be discussed in this biomechanics course including hip dysfunction such as femoroacetabular impingement, or FAI, sports hernia or athletic pubalgia, and labral tears. There will also be an emphasis on how the hip and pelvis is a crucial component to successfully conquering patellofemoral dysfunctions. Procedural interventions will be discussed including hip arthroscopy and athletic pubalgia (sports hernia) repairs. Towards rehabilitation of these dysfunctions, the therapist will learn very specific therapeutic exercises, functional movement retraining, and current hip rehabilitation approaches. Come and learn about applied theories of "Pelvic Balancing" and "Manual Movement Therapy." The instructor's extensive experience in working with professional athletes is shared and concepts learned in the class can be immediately applied in the clinic with high-level athletes as well as patients who have any type of movement dysfunction of the pelvic-hip complex. This is a dynamic non-conventional sports medicine approach to biomechanical analysis. Physical therapists are being challenged by ancillary professions such as personal trainers, muscle activation therapists (MAT), and performance specialists all who are using different styles of movement analysis and screening. This course will focus on developing the clinician’s skill set with regard to movement analysis and ultimately functional performance either in sport or ADLs! This is not a course for just athletes, you’ll be amazed at the applications to children and our geriatric clients. Human movement is universal, how we use that movement varies throughout the life span. This course is targeted to the sports medicine practitioner in the outpatient clinic as much as it is to the pelvic health practitioner who doesn’t treat any athletes. The exercises will be applicable to all groups at all levels, you will have fun as Dr. Dischiavi challenges your traditional mindset with some unique ways at looking at human movement.
This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.