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The Ultimate Guide to Treating Hip, Groin, & Thigh Injuries: Restore Function & Performance in Fewer Sessions with Today's Best Practices

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

From sports hernias to osteoarthritis, hip, groin, and thigh impairments rob millions of people each year of the activities that once defined them. Your hard work in the clinic can help give them back their identity.

But localizing the problem can be a serious challenge, and an inadequate diagnosis can quickly lead to ineffective treatment protocols that fall far short of expectations, leaving your patients lost, frustrated, and resigned to surgical options.

If you’ve ever sensed that your exam process is somehow incomplete or your intervention plan isn’t quite addressing the “why” of your patient’s issues, this is the course for you.

Learn how to get to the root cause of impairment faster with streamlined examination strategies that allow you to spend more time treating critical patient problems. Upgrade your therapy toolbox with innovative interventions you can use immediately to accelerate functional recovery. And design advanced plans of care for a variety of common diagnoses, fluently combining techniques for outcomes that will earn you referrals.

Join J.C. Anderson, PhD, ATC, PT, SCS, FMSC, as he shares a proven framework for rehabilitation that combines today’s best practices with over 33 years of experience helping patients recover from hip, groin, and thigh impairments in a variety of practice settings.

  1. Explain the latest advances in hip, groin, and thigh rehab and their implications for your patients.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating causes of disability and impairment.
  3. Integrate exercise dosing guidelines into therapy plans to improve performance in functional daily life activities.
  4. Combine multiple approaches for better outcomes, including exercise dosing, resistance, mobilization, balance training, and other techniques.
  5. Evaluate real-world applications for a wide range of hip, groin, and thigh diagnoses.
  6. Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case studies.

Hot topics and innovations
  • Practical applications of the latest research
    • Getting the neurophysiological benefits of manual therapy
    • How to improve exercise dosing and prescription
    • New guidance on surgical vs non-surgical options
    • Updates in return to activity/sport testing
  • Today’s top tech
    • SERF strap
    • Handheld dynamometers
    • Textured balance boards
    • Theraband CLX
Confidently identify the root cause of impairment
  • Review anatomical structures and hip mechanics
  • Master a comprehensive framework for evaluating symptoms, including:
    • Pain
    • Clicking, popping and snapping
    • Reduced strength
    • Balance deficits
    • Impaired work/sports performance
    • Decreased sitting tolerance
    • Impaired stair ascent/descent
  • Hands-on lab
Upgrade your therapy toolbox
  • Innovative interventions you can use immediately to
    • Eliminate pain
    • Improve balance
    • Build muscular strength and performance
    • Increase neuromuscular control
    • Enhance functional mobility
    • Reduce fear of movement or pain
    • Boost ability to self-manage symptoms
  • Hands-on lab
Combine multiple interventions more effectively for better outcomes
  • Synergistic strategies for effectively integrating:
    • Isometric and eccentric resistance training
    • Joint mobilization
    • Mobilization with movement
    • Pain education
    • Balance training
    • External vs. internal focused movement tasks
    • High value exercises for
      • Muscle performance
      • Neuromuscular control
    • Self-mobilization
  • Hands-on lab
Real-world applications for common diagnoses and conditions
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Femoral acetabular impingement
  • Acetabular labral tear
  • Adductor strain/tendinopathy
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Iliopsoas strain/tendinopathy
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Proximal hamstring tendinopathy
  • Sports hernia
  • Hands-on lab
Design powerful solutions using your new skills
  • Case scenario: Correctly identify the root cause of impairment
  • Case scenario: Problem solve a complex hip impairment and develop an effective treatment plan
  • Case scenario: Revise a standard plan of care for an older patient
  • Case scenario: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
Maximize your reimbursement
  • Coding and billing updates
  • Justify therapy with the right goals and progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Rehab Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants


J.C. Andersen, Ph.D., ATC, PT, SCS, FMSC, is an expert in orthopedic rehabilitation with over 33 years of clinical and teaching experience in athletic training and physical therapy. His work has been published in numerous journals, and he directs the University of Tampa’s Athletic Training program, where he continues to see patients.

Dr. Andersen is an international speaker on pain and musculoskeletal injury, and he is known for his ability to break down cutting-edge research into practical, everyday applications. He earned his doctorate in biomedical sciences from Ohio University, his master’s in physical therapy from Texas Women’s University, and his bachelor’s in athletic training from Minnesota State Mankato. He is also a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy from the ABPTS, a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist, and is Level I certified in Functional Movement Screening.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: JC Andersen is the director of the Athletic Training Program at the University of Tampa. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: JC Andersen is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association; the American Physical Therapy Association; and the International Association for the Study of Pain.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.

Athletic Trainers
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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of Category A continuing education.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours for completing this program.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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