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The Hip Joint: Comprehensive Manual Therapy Approach
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The Hip Joint: Comprehensive Manual Therapy Approach

 Export to Your Calendar 6/27/2020 to 6/28/2020
When: June 27-28, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: West Coast University
590 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90004
United States
Presenter: Yousef Ghandour, PT
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 x105

Online registration is available until: 6/26/2020
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Course Description

This practical and comprehensive course integrates anatomy, biomechanics neurology and exercises physiology together. Including science fundamentals and evidence-based knowledge into practical outcomes. A discussion and demonstration of a progressive approach to evaluating and training the hip joint, starting a comprehensive assessment of the hip joint, Lumbar, hip muscle rotators group recruitment and culminating stability during function and return to sports. Specific strategies to optimize movement and muscle recruitment using muscle dynamics and exercise principles will be discussed.

Mr. Ghandour will utilize manual and tactile techniques, belting technique, introduce pulley concepts for recruitment, and demonstrate home exercise strategies designed to maintain the gains made in the clinic. The participants will be able to take the knowledge learned in this two-day course and apply it immediately to their patients and clients. This course is 30% lecture and 70% hands-on lab.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy of the hip joint
  • Describe the muscles of the hip joint and lumbar spine
  • Describe the biomechanics of the hip joint
  • Describe components of lumbar instability and Hip deficiency
  • Perform Mobility testing of hip joint
  • Perform selected Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization to the lumbar spine and hip muscles
  • Perform a limited functional screening of Lumbar spine and Hip Joint
  • Perform treatment progression from NWB to functional stability
    • Joint mobilization Techniques
    • Dynamic Soft tissue mobilization
    • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Discuss Hip Joint exercises progression
  • Discuss the progression of concentric and eccentric exercise progression
  • Discuss positional progression for optimal muscle recruitment
  • Return to Sports



7:45-8:00 am              Registration
8:00-9:00                    Lecture on Anatomy and biomechanics of the Hip and Lumbo-pelvic region
                                   Applied current literature review
                                   Biomechanics and muscular dynamics
                                   Labrum Function
                                   Discuss components of lumbar instability and Hip deficiency
9:00-9:15                    Break
9:15-12:00 pm            Lecture/ Lab: Functional evaluation of the Hip joint and Lumbar spine
                                   Muscular vs. articular
12:00-1:00                  Lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:00                    Special tests with functional relevance
                                   Abnormal hip mechanics influencing the Knee Joint
                                   Hip Special Tests
3:00-3:50                    Differential Diagnosis
3:50-4:00                    Break
4:00-5:00                    Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization to Key Muscles: Gluteals, Psoas, deep rotators,
                                    adductors IT band and Lumbar spine musculature
5:00                             Adjourn


8:00-8:15 am               Questions and Answers
8:15-10:00                   Joint Mobilization/ Articulation: Belting techniques
10:00-10:15                 Break
10:15-12:00 pm           Therapeutic Exercise progression: Functional progression of treatment Non-Weight Bearing
12:00-1:00                    Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:15                     Therapeutic Exercise progression: Modified Weight Bearing
2:15-3:00                     Therapeutic Exercise progression: Full Weight Bearing – sports
3:00-3:15                      Break
3:15-4:00                      Lab: Mobilization exercises vs. stabilization exercises AC
4:00-4:45                      Integration of Neuromuscular-osseous structures for optimal function
4:45-5:00                      Questions and Answers
5:00                              Closing remarks and Adjourn

Speaker Bio

Yousef Ghandour, PT is a clinician and educator and has been practicing as a Physical Therapist for over 35 years. Mr. Ghandour graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Long Beach University and earned his Graduate degree Masters of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (MOMT) 1991, from the Ola Grimsby Institute in San Diego, CA. Completed an additional two years part II residency program and an active fellow in AAOMPT (FAAOMPT) since 1995. Currently enrolled in tDPT at The University of St. Augustine with emphasis on executive leadership as well as being a faculty on campus. Elected Associate Fellow in Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) 2019.

Yousef is passionate about Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and enjoys sharing his knowledge with his colleagues. He is a member of several physical therapy organizations including the American Physical Therapy Association; The California State Physical Therapy Association, the Orthopedic Section of the APTA; the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists; and a Full Fellow (011) of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). He taught Residency programs and short-term courses with the Ola Grimsby Institute, courses in sports medicine and orthopedic manual physical therapy, including soft tissue mobilization and dynamic lumbar stabilization.

Currently, he is Director and partner at PRN La Jolla/ UTC clinic in San Diego


14.0 contact hours or 1.4 CEUs (approval pending)

Instruction Level:Basic-Intermediate
Format:Lecture and lab.
Target Audience:TBD Basic


Registration received before June 13, 2020
$500 APTA PT and PTA members
$800 Non-members

Add $100 for late registration.

No on-site registration permitted.

All cancellation requests must be received in writing – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received 14 days prior to the start of the course.No refunds after June 13, 2020.


Free surface parking


Hotel Normandie 605 Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90005 (213) 388-8138
 Request the West Coast University preferred rate of $149 single/double

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