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Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Lumbar Spine and Hip: Interaction and Evidence
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Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Lumbar Spine and Hip: Interaction and Evidence

8/8/2015 to 8/9/2015
When: 8/8/2015
Where: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
24451 Health Center Drive
Conference Rooms 1-3
Laguna Hills, CA  92653
United States
Presenter: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 ext 105

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Course Description

The interactions of the lumbar spine and hip are particularly important to physical therapy for 2 reasons. The first reason is because of the challenge of determining whether pain in the hip region is from the lumbar spine, the hip or both. The second is including examination of the dynamic properties of the hip in patients with low back pain. Examination of the hip is consistent with the properties of the kinetic chain and the kinesiological interaction of the back and hip. When hip joint motion is imprecise nonetheless restricted, lumbopelvic motion is the site of compensatory movement. Thus the interaction of the hip and lumbar spine becomes particularly important. This lecture will describe the movement system Impairment (MSI) syndromes of the lumbar spine and the hip joint. The discussion will include factors contributing to these syndromes particularly as they relate to the passive and active characteristics of muscle and on structural variations of the hip joints. The clinical and laboratory evidence of back and hip interactions will be discussed. The presentation will help clarify how the pain pattern and the examination that includes correcting the offending movement can assist the therapist in determining the regional source of the pain.


Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the Movement System and Movement System Impairment (MSI) syndromes and the factors contributing to development of musculoskeletal pain conditions.
  • Discuss concepts of relative flexibility, the joints’ intrinsic motions and the tendency to move readily
    in a specific direction and relative stiffness, the passive tension of muscle and connective tissues.
  • Discuss the MSI syndromes of the lumbar spine
  • Discuss the MSI syndromes of the hip joint
  • Describe the examination and treatment for the MSI syndromes of the lumbar spine
  • Describe the examination and treatment for the MSI syndromes of the hip joint
  • Discuss the interactions of the lumbar spine and hip as affected by muscular and structural factors
  • Discuss the evidence for the interactions of the spine and hip


 Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA is Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy/ Neurology/ Cell Biology and Physiology 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 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 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award and an honorary doctorate from the University of Indianapolis. She has served on the APTA Board of Directors.
She has made numerous national and international presentations and has been a keynote speaker at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy and at Congresses in Europe, Australia, NewZealand, Japan, Singapore, and Canada. Dr. Sahrmann's research interests are in development and validation of classification schemes for movement system 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
Movement System concepts and the kinesiopathological Model
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
MSI syndromes of the lumbar spine 
12:00 - 12:30
Hip factors contributing MS lumbar syndromes 
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 3:00
Demonstration of MSI exam for lumbar syndromes, discussion of treatment program
3:00 - 3:15
3:15 - 4:45
Demonstration of MS exam for lumbar syndromes
4:45 - 5:00 


 Day 2

9:00 - 10:00 
Structural and Muscular factors of the hip joint contributing to femoral syndromes
10:00 - 10:30
MSI Femoral syndromes – part 1
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:30
MSI femoral syndromes – part 2 
11:30 - 12:30
Demonstration of specific tests MSI femoral syndromes 
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 3:00 
Demonstration of exam for MSI femoral syndrome
3:00 - 3:15     
3:15 - 4:00
MSI hip syndromes
4:00 - 4:45
Demonstration of MSI exam and development of treatment program of subject with low back and/or hip pain 
4:45 - 5:00


Pending approval for 13 Contact Hours or 1.3 CEUs

Target Audience

PTs, PTAs, students and all other Allied Health Professionals are encouraged to join us for this event.


Registration Fees

PT Member $350
PTA Member $220
Student Member $150
Non-member $560

*$100 Late Fee for registrations received after July 25, 2015*

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing. Full refund less 20% if cancellation is received at least fourteen days prior to the start of the course. No refunds after July 25, 2015.


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