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Functions & Dysfunctions of the Hip
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Functions & Dysfunctions of the Hip

12/6/2014 to 12/7/2014
When: 12/6/2014 - 12/7/14
8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Saddleback Memorial Hospital
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills 92653
Presenter: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782

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Course Description

This course will provide a review and update of the concepts and principles of movement system impairment (MSI) syndromes. Specific syndromes of the hip which includes both femoral, joint related problems, and hip, which are soft tissue problems will be discussed. The MSI exam used to diagnose these syndromes and identify the contributing factors will be described. The course includes both lecture and subject demonstrations of the examination. The treatment programs for specific subjects will also be included in the presentation. This course will describe the relationship between alignment and movement patterns. The recent research and the best available evidence concerning movement system syndromes will be presented.
The participant should be able to discuss the key concepts of: 1) path of least resistance, 2) you get what you train, 3) precision in motion is critical, 4) relative stiffness, 5) no magic in an exercise unless demonstrating desired performance, 6) presence of a muscle does not mean optimal performance, 7) alignment and movement as controlled by muscles in series, 8) the way daily activities are performed is critical, and 9) accessory motion hyper mobility is the cause of pain and degeneration.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

Discuss the movement system concepts

Describe the contributing muscle and movement adaptations

Describe the movement system impairment syndromes of the hip.

Describe the exam used to diagnose the MSI syndromes of the hip

Discuss the treatment programs for the hip.

Discuss the best available evidence for the syndromes.

Speaker Bio

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Dr. Sahrmann is Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. She received her bachelors degree in Physical Therapy, masters and doctorate degrees in Neurobiology from Washington University. She is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a recipient of the Association's Marion Williams Research Award, the Lucy Blair Service Award, and the Kendall Practice award, the Inaugural John H.P. Maley Lecture and Mary McMillan Lecture awards. Dr. Sahrmann has also received Washington University's Distinguished Faculty Award, the School of Medicine’s Inaugural Distinguished Clinician Award and an honorary doctorate from the University of Indianapolis. She has also received the Bowling-Erhard Orthopedic Clinical Practice Award from the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She has served on the APTA Board of Directors and as president of the Missouri Chapter.

In addition to her numerous national and international presentations, Dr. Sahrmann has been a keynote speaker at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, and at the Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and Danish national congresses.

Dr. Sahrmann's research interests are in development and validation of classification schemes for movement impairment syndromes as well as in exercise based interventions for these syndromes. Her books, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes and Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Cervical and Thoracic spines and the Extremities, describe the syndromes and methods of treatment.

Course Schedule

Day 1

9:00-10:30 Application of the concepts of Movement Systems Impairment Syndromes to the hip.

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Femoral MSI syndromes

11:45-12:30 Demonstration of the components of the exam.

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45 Demonstration of full Exam

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:30 Demonstration: examination, developing diagnosis and treatment of subject with hip pain

4:30-5:00 Discussion

Day 2

9:00-10:00 Hip MSI Syndromes (physiological motion dysfunction)

10:00-10:30 Demonstration of components of the examination for hip Movement System Impairment Syndromes

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Demonstration: examination, developing diagnosis and intervention for subject with hip pain

11:45-12:30 Demonstration of exam, diagnosis and treatment of subject with hip pain

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Demonstration: examination, diagnosis and treatment of subject with hip pain.

2:30-3:30 Demonstration continued

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:30 Demonstration continued


This course is approved for 1.6 CEUs (16 Contact Hours) by the California Physical Therapy Association

Target Audience

PTs and PTAs are encouraged to join us for this event.

Instruction Level



PT Member $450
PTA Member $320
Student Member $250
Non-member $660

*$100 Late Fee for registrations received after November 22, 2014*


Saddleback Memorial Hospital
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing. Full refund less 20% if cancellation is received at least seven days prior to the start of the course.

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