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The Hip Joint: Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
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Sponsored by the Inland Counties District, CPTA

When: 4/18/2015
8:00 AM
Where: Walker Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Center
29650 Bradley Road
Menifee, CA  92586
United States
Presenter: Yousef Ghandour, PT, MOMT, FAAOMPT
Contact: Cathy Timple

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Course Description

This 8 hour dynamic course is packed with clinical pearls and practical applications. This course reviews anatomy, biomechanics, neurology, exercise physiology and integrates science fundamentals and evidence-based knowledge into practical outcomes. The presentation will include a discussion and demonstration of a progressive approach to evaluating and training the hip joint, starting with a comprehensive assessment of the hip joint, lumbar spine, hip muscles and rotator group recruitment, and culminating in optimizing stability during function and return to sport. 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, 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 condensed one day course and apply it immediately to their patients and clients.

Course Objectives

After successful completion of this course, the learner 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 dynamic soft tissue mobilization of the lumbar spine / hip
Perform a limited functional screening of lumbar spine and hip joint
Perform treatment progression from NWB to functional stability
Apply joint mobilization techniques
Select and perform appropriate therapeutic exercises and progressions


Yousef Ghandour, PT, MOMT, FAAOMPT is a clinician and educator and has been practicing as a Physical Therapist for over 30 years. Mr. Ghandour graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from California State University at Long Beach, and earned his Masters of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (MOMT) from the Ola Grimsby Institute in San Diego, CA in 1991. He completed an additional two year Part II residency program and became a fellow in American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).

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 Physical Therapy Association, and the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. He has taught in the Residency Programs with the Ola Grimsby Institute and numerous seminars in subjects in sports medicine and orthopedic manual physical therapy, including soft tissue mobilization and dynamic lumbar stabilization.

Educational Level


Instructional Method

30% Lecture and 70% Lab


7:30 - 8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Lecture on anatomy and biomechanics of the hip, biomechanics and muscular dynamics, labrum function, and abnormal hip mechanics influencing the knee joint
9:00 – 11:00 Lecture/Lab: functional evaluation of the hip joint and lumbar spine; hip special tests
11:00 – 12:30 Dynamic soft tissue mobilization to key muscles (hip and spine)
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 3:30 Joint mobilization / Articulation: Belting techniques
3:30 – 4:30 Intro to hip exercises
4:30 – 5:00 Q & A / discussion
5:00 Course evaluations 


This course is approved for 8 contact hours for Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants as outlined in Article 13 of Title 16 of the California Regulations.


All registration forms must be received on or before Monday, April 6, 2015.


Registration confirmations will be sent via email 72 hours prior to course.


All cancellations must be submitted by written notice 14 days prior to the course for a full refund. Cancellations received after that date, will be refunded less $25.00 administrative fee. No Refunds will be made after April 18, 2015.

A full refund of course tuition will be provided if the course is cancelled.


Lab / comforable clothing preferable.


Please Contact Cathy Timple



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