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Release Date: March 23, 2016
Nonarthritic hip joint pain can be due to a variety of intra-articular pathologies, including acetabular labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), structural instability, chondral lesions, loose bodies and ligamentum teres tears. Acetabular labral tears and FAI have recently received a significant amount of attention as potential sources of hip pain in the absence of osteoarthritis at the hip in younger and more athletic populations. Nonarthritic hip pain may lead to avoidance of or decreased participation in a variety of activities and a significant reduction in an individual’s quality of life. There has also been increased interest in the identification and understanding of the underlying mechanisms leading to the development of acetabular labral tears. Physical therapists have an integral role in the early identification of nonarthritic hip symptoms, accurate diagnoses allowing for more effective treatment and rehabilitation, and in providing education specific to activity modification and injury risk reduction.
Although advancements in imaging technology and protocols have allowed improved understanding and identification of underlying causes of hip pain, there remains a lack of evidence relating specific abnormalities identified with symptoms and functional limitations. Despite increasing awareness and available evidence related to nonarthritic hip pain, diagnosis and efficient management remain challenging. In fact, on average it takes 21 months for individuals to receive a definitive diagnosis after the onset of their pain/symptoms. This delay results in increased frustration for the individual as well as significant reductions in his or her activity levels. If clinicians are made aware of meaningful subjective reports and findings during examination, the efficiency of medical care for this population should improve.
The information in this intermediate-level course focuses mainly on FAI and acetabular labral tears with some discussion of hip instability, chondral injury, and commonly related extra-articular pathologies. In addition, this course covers the pertinent anatomy, evidence-supported evaluation techniques, and conservative and postoperative rehabilitation, as well as return-to-sport considerations and functional activities, specific to this population.
Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.
- Identify the etiology and pathology of different types of nonarthritic hip pain
- Describe the clinical examination and diagnostic imaging techniques used with an individual with nonarthritic hip pain
- Describe the conservative management of an individual with nonarthritic hip pain
- Describe the surgical management and postoperative rehabilitation of an individual with nonarthritic hip pain
David Kohlrieser, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Ohio University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and a doctor of physical therapy degree. He completed a sports physical therapy residency program with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Centers for Rehab Services. He was appointed a faculty member for the sports and orthopedic residency programs while employed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Sports Medicine. He is a board-certified sports and orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His professional sports experiences include an affiliation with the Pittsburgh Steelers and employment as a physical therapist for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was previously a faculty member of the sports physical therapy residency program at OSU Sports Medicine at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Kohlrieser is currently employed at Orthopedic One in Columbus, Ohio, where he is working directly with a nationally recognized hip surgeon and coordinating rehabilitation for a wide variety of surgical and nonsurgical hip conditions. He has published several articles and book chapters related to intra- and extra-articular hip conditions.
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- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion
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