The Hip-Spine Connection: Relationships of the Hip Joint and Lumbar Spine
Section: Academy of Orthopaedic PT
Session Code: OR-2B-1610
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 202AB

Speaker(s):   Benjamin Kivlan, PT, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
  Hal Martin, MD
  RobRoy Martin, PhD, PT

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Advanced

Pathology to the lumbosacral spine and hip joint commonly coexist, and they remain a challenge to evaluate and treat effectively. This session will explore the musculoskeletal, biomechanical, and neurovascular relationships that connect the hip joint and lumbosacral spine, to enable participants to better manage patients with hip-spine dysfunction. The presenters will explore pathoanatomic and biomechanical mechanisms of hip-spine dysfunction that often result in pain and dysfunction. The presentation will take a layered approach to reviewing the pertinent anatomical and biomechanical interconnections of the hip joint and lumbosacral spine while outlining a systematic approach to evaluating key contributors to patient dysfunction and pain. Current evidence will be reviewed to offer the best management practices for physical examination, functional testing, conservative treatment, and surgical management of these patients.

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

1. Apply current evidence of anatomical and biomechanical relationships of the hip joint and lumbosacral spine to the evaluation, differential diagnosis, and management of hip-spine dysfunction.

2. Prioritize a systematic examination that can be used to evaluate patient with hip-spine dysfunction.

3. Identify indications for conservative and surgical management of these patients.

4. Implement therapeutic interventions based on current evidence and contemporary biomechanical principles to reduce pain and improve function for these patients.

CEU: 0.2

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