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Dynamic Stabilisation of the Hip and Pelvis

Sydney 2017

November 11, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

- USD $397.79

This course will question commonly prescribed exercises:

  • Are they targeting the muscles you think they are?
  • Could they actually be setting up your patient for long term joint damage?

This course will present evidence for the importance of:

  • Specificity of muscle recruitment
  • Targeted retaining of deep hip musculature to enhance joint protection and optimise movement patterns
  • Adequate progression to strength based training and tasks involving multidirectional control of movement
  • Choosing exercise type and position that is consistent with that of a muscle’s inherent function
Learning Objectives

This course aims to:

  • Enhance clinical reasoning, and skills for development of therapeutic exercise for the hip & pelvis
  • Challenge participants to re-examine their own clinical practiced in the light of the presented evidence base
  • Stimulate new thought & provide direction for those who may be interested in contributing to the research base that is shaping contemporary clinical practice in this field.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe key elements required for optimal pelvic control
  • Detail stability mechanisms for the hip & pelvis
  • Define functional roles of the musculature surrounding the hip & pelvis
  • Determine the most appropriate exercise approach for an individual, using clinical reasoning strategies that consider type & stage of pathology; minimization of negative joint loading & optimisation of muscle recruitment in a manner that is consistent with the natural function of the target muscles.
Online Theory

The substantial theoretical component of this course is now presented in an online learning format for your flexibility and optimal learning experience.

  • 4 hours of PowerPoint lectures with printable notes.
  • Learn anywhere, at your own pace, in your own time.
  • Rewind and revise as many times as you like.
  • Online forum for discussion.
  • Self-assessment quiz.

The content of this online component covers:

  • Detailed review of functional anatomy of hip & pelvic musculature.
  • Changes in muscle function associated with joint pathology & unloading.
  • Implications for prescription of therapeutic exercise.

Module 1 Introduction and Background
This module introduces the course, and introduces background information concerning stability systems of the hip and pelvis.
Unit 1 Introduction to Dynamic Stabilisation of the Hip and Pelvis
Unit 2 Intrapelvic stability mechanisms
Unit 3 Stability Systems of the Hip Joint
Module 2 Research and Findings
This module presents scientific research findings and clinical interpretation for practical application in therapeutic exercise prescription for the hip and pelvis.
Unit 1 Gluteus maximus
Unit 2 The Hip Abductor Synergy
Unit 3 The Hip Flexor Synergy
Unit 4 The Hip Adductor Synergy
Unit 5 The External Rotators of the Hip
Module 3 Summary and Conclusions
This module presents a summary of the course, and includes reference list and a self-directed quiz.
Unit 1 Summary, References & Quiz

Practical Workshop

The one day practical seminar is composed of 3 major pracs:

The first will cover assessment of muscle function through functional assessment and specific muscle tests.

The second practical session will involve both assessment and recruitment strategies for the deep hip musculature – iliacus, gluteus minimus, and the deep hip external rotators using real time ultrasound visualisation. Please note however that it is not a pre-requisite to have workplace access to real time ultrasound. RTUS will be used as an advanced teaching tool for the benefit of all.

The final practical session will cover targeted muscle strengthening and higher level functional retraining for optimal lumbopelvic, hip and lower limb control.

Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and course manual.

Please let us know at checkout if you have any specific dietary requirements.


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November 11, 2017
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
USD $397.79
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St Vincents Hospital Sydney
Physiotherapy Dept, Level 4, Aikenhead Building, 390 Victoria St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
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Dr Grimaldi will not be presenting courses in Australia in 2018
to allow her to focus on development of exciting new products, online learning and practical workshops.


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