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ATSU Continuing Education

january, 2020

25jan8:00 am5:00 pmA Biomechanical Approach to the Evaluation and Treatment of Hip and Low Back Pain


Event Details


Instructor: Christopher Powers, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA

Overview/Objectives of Course:

Altered kinematics can underlie various musculoskeletal conditions including hip and low back pain. Understanding how abnormal movement patterns can contribute to pathomechanics of the hip and lumbar spine is essential for physical therapist practice. This lab-based course will review the mechanics of the hip and spine in relation to various clinical diagnoses. Evaluation of abnormal hip and spine mechanics and prescription of exercise interventions will be addressed.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:

1. Describe the biomechanical coupling between the hip, pelvis & lumbar spine
2. Describe common movement impairments that may contribute to low back pain.
3. Describe common movement impairments that may contribute to hip pain & pathology.
4. Plan appropriate treatment interventions to correct movement impairments related to hip and low back pain.


Course Schedule:

8:00-8:30 Overview: The hip/spine connection

8:30-10:00 Movement impairments & hip pain & pathology

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 Movement impairments related to low back pain

11:00-12:00 Exercise interventions for hip and low back pain

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:45 Movement evaluation lab

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-5:00 Exercise intervention lab


CEU’s Awarded: 0.8 or 8 Contact Hours



(Saturday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZ Time


ATSU - Mesa Campus

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206


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