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The Hip Complex - Breaking Down Barriers to Better Outcomes

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The Hip Complex - Breaking Down Barriers to Better Outcomes

The Hip Complex - Breaking Down Barriers to Better Outcomes

This course includes
6:30:31 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Templates (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion


The intention of this course is to learn about assessing and treating the hip complex while integrating a biopsychosocial approach to treating patients. 

This course will teach you both clinical skills and business skills, in order to optimize outcomes, as well as patient engagement and satisfaction. This course combines anatomy, pathology, assessment, and treatment of the hip, with the development of power skills to improve communication with patients. The goal is to improve patient engagement and retention. 

Learn how good clinical skills and good communication and social interaction go hand in hand when it comes to the patient experience. Gain an understanding of how assessing the person behind the pathology is important to your business. Learn what it is patients are looking for in a therapist!  


Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the importance of the patient experience
  2. Learn how to perform effective Subjective and Objective Assessments
  3. Review the Anatomy of the Hip
  4. Review pathologies affecting the hip, including Hip Osteoarthritis, Femoroacetabular Impingement, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Radiculopathy, and Nerve Entrapment
  5. Learn about the Assessment and Treatment of Hip Pathologies
  6. Gain an understanding of how to turn clinical skills and people skills into profit



This course is for rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, athletic therapists, exercise therapists, and kinesiologists, among others. 

This course is for anyone interested in learning how to grow their practice by focusing on the patient experience. 


What Is Included?

This course includes:

  • More than 6 hours of video lessons

  • 82 Patient Exercises and 2 Exercise Program Templates that you can easily share with your patients on Embodia. When you sign up for this course, you will get a one month complimentary trial with the Embodia Home Exercise Prescription (HEP) software (for new registrants only)

  • Bite-sized information: All of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night. There is no start date or completion date, you can complete this course at your own pace

  • Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge

  • Certificate of Completion: Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio

  • Lifetime access after purchase

  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and for tax purposes

The instructors
Darryl Yardley
PT, B.Kin (Hons), M.Sc.(PT), M.Cl.Sc.(Manip), FCAMPT

Darryl has been a physical therapist for more than a decade. He is a clinic owner and the Chief Operating Officer for Clinic Accelerator where he supports 500+ clinic owners with their operations, recruitment and clinician performance. He has mentored and helped thousands of Physical Therapists become all-star clinicians, clinic directors, and equity partners. He is past chair of the Private Practice Section of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, co-author of "Diagnosis and Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement", and is a professor of Business and Leadership in Physical Therapy at Western University.

Jim Millard

A native of London Ontario Jim has been a practicing physiotherapist for 32 years. Jim attended Western where he completed a BSc (PT) in 1991 and a MClSc (PT) in 2010. Jim also completed a clinical DPT in the USA in 2013. Jim has been a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) since 2000. Jim is an instructor in the Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Master’s Program at Western University since its onset. He teaches the Mulligan Concept musculoskeletal manual therapy courses across Canada. Jim was an owner of Body Mechanics Physiotherapy in London for nearly two decades. Jim is now the National Director of Clinical Training and Development for CBI Health.

Jim is a strong advocate of all things biopsychosocial and mind, body, spirit. He is passionate about how we communicate with our patients and has been involved in the knowledge translation and teaching of these crucial foundational skills for the past decade. Jim feels our ability to connect with our patients is our most important asset as clinicians. These so-called soft skills are the true power skills in the delivery of compassionate care. Jim believes that as clinicians we must possess the knowledge and skills to facilitate behaviour change. Understanding the role of intrinsic motivation in adherence to physiotherapy must be viewed as a clinical competency.

Jim believes that personal development is professional development. Jim is a proponent of an infinite growth mindset. The importance of self-compassion, and resilience to our own personal wellness is often neglected. We cannot give away what we don’t already have. Jim coaches and mentors clinicians to assist them on their own growth and resilience journeys. Jim is passionate about the power of words as they intersect with the vulnerability of creative expression. He released his first book Cuoreosity: The heArt of Being, a poetic invitation to live into the questions of life in 2022.

Erik Schmidt
PT, B.Kin (Hons), M.Sc.(PT), M.Cl.Sc., FCAMPT

Erik is an experienced and dynamic physiotherapist who has attained advanced training in manual therapy and the McKenzie MDT system.

He worked primarily with national-level athletes and closely with the local orthopedic surgeons. He is also a faculty member of NOSM (The Northern Ontario School of Medicine) where he lectures and hosts in-clinic orthopaedic mentorship for R1 and R2 physicians residents.

He now assists as an instructor to the program while concurrently qualifying to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists, an internationally recognized, highest possible Canadian designation.

Course Material included in this course
  • Patient Experience
  • Welcome!
  • Downloadable Slides
  • What are the Patient Exercises for?
  • Context
  • Recognizing Types of People
  • The Neuromatrix
  • Biopsychosocial
  • What Patients Want
  • Quiz - Patient Experience
  • Feedback
  • Anatomy
  • Osseous Structures
  • Ligamentous Structures
  • Neurology
  • Musculature
  • Quiz - Anatomy
  • Feedback
  • Subjective Assessment
  • Nine Steps of the Subjective Exam
  • Listening is Therapy
  • What Clients and Therapists Want to Know
  • Quiz - Subjective Assessment
  • Feedback
  • Objective Assessment
  • Examination part 1
  • Examination part 2
  • Objective Exam part 1
  • Objective Exam Part 2
  • Quiz - Objective Assessment
  • Feedback
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Baby Boomers
  • Who Can We Help?
  • What Does and Doesn't Work
  • Quiz - Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Feedback
  • Pathologies
  • Pathologies Introduction
  • Tendonitis and Bursitis
  • Causes of Hip Tendinopathy
  • Radiculopathy and Nerve Entrapment
  • Differentiation Between Radiculopathy and Nerve Entrapment
  • Quiz - Pathologies
  • Feedback
  • Assessment and Treatment
  • Hip OA Assessment Part 1
  • Hip OA Assessment Part 2
  • Hip OA Assessment Part 3
  • Hip Traction
  • Hip Mobilizations
  • Quadruped Flexion
  • Exam Demonstration - Labral Tear
  • Testing for Gluteal Tendinopathy
  • Unloading and Strengthening the Hip
  • Dynamically Loading the Hip
  • Nerve Provocation, Tension and Flossing
  • Quiz - Assessment and Treatment
  • Feedback
  • Turning Clinical Skills Into Profit
  • The Patient's Perspective
  • Clinical Skills to Profit
  • The Patient's Journey
  • Client Lifecycle - Communication
  • Client Lifecycle - Treatment Plan
  • Quiz - Turning Clinical Skills Into Profit
  • Feedback
  • Concluding the Patient Experience
  • Neuromuscular Retraining and Positioning
  • Alternative Treatment Options
  • Pelvic Floor and Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Closing your Assessment
  • Between Assessment and First Treatment
  • Net Promoter Score
  • Closing Statement
  • Quiz - Concluding the Patient Experience
  • Feedback
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Hip ER: FABER Position (Supine)
  • Lunge with T-spine Rotation
  • Lunge with In and Out Reach
  • Lunge with Overhead Side Reach
  • Lunge with Overhead Reach
  • Lunge and Twist
  • Combined Lunge Exercises
  • Side Lunge and Mini Hop
  • Lateral Quick Skips
  • Sagittal Quick Skips
  • Close the Gate
  • Open the Gate
  • Knees to Chest in Standing
  • Dynamic Hip Warm-Up
  • 3-Way Hip Opener
  • Lateral Jumps: Progression 3
  • Lateral Jumps: Progression 2
  • Lateral Jumps: Progression 1
  • Controlled Lowering Single Leg Squat
  • Advanced Single Leg Control
  • Single Leg Stance with Glute Activation with a Band
  • Goblet Squat Warm Up
  • Goblet Squat
  • Monster Walks Anti-Rotations
  • Hip Flexor Hovering
  • Advanced ROM and Hip Control
  • Hip Hinge Eccentric Lowering
  • Deep Hip Internal Rotators Strengthening with Band: Sitting
  • Psoas / Hip Flexor Release
  • Monster Walks with Resistance Band
  • Bird-Dog with Alternate Limb Lift
  • Upper Extremity Rolling Pattern
  • Upright Stationary Bike (Continued)
  • Stationary Bike (Upright Frame)
  • Glute Strengthening Series 1 (Mule Kick)
  • Eccentric Hip Flexors
  • Deep Hip Rotators in Side Lying: Internal Rotation
  • Single Leg Bridge with Perturbation
  • Glute Strengthening Series 3 (Banded Bridge with Stability Ball)
  • Glute Strengthening Series 2 (Fire Hydrant)
  • Hip Flexors with Core
  • Deep Hip Rotators in Side Lying: External Rotation
  • Back of Hip (Posterior Capsule) Stretch
  • Hamstring Mobility
  • Deep Hip External Rotators Strengthening with Band: 4 Point Kneeling
  • Deep Hip Internal Rotators Strengthening with Band: 4 Point Kneeling
  • Half Kneel and Core Series
  • Hip ER Combined Hip Opening Exercise
  • Lower Extremity Rolling Pattern
  • Adductor Stretch in Kneeling
  • Hip Adductor Stretch in Sitting
  • Hip Flexor Stretch with Overhead Activation
  • Hip Flexor Stretch with Thoracic Rotation
  • Hip Hinge (Standing)
  • Hip Hinge (upright double kneeling position)
  • Isometric Deep Hip Rotators
  • Anterior (front of hip) Capsule Stretch
  • AAROM: Heel to Bum
  • Single Leg Deadlift With Free Weight
  • Arabesque
  • Deep Hip Rotators in 4-point-kneeling: Internal Rotation (Twisting Foot Outwards)
  • Deep Hip Rotators in 4-point-kneeling: External Rotation (Twisting Foot Inwards)
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Lateral Alternate Twist Jacks
  • Single Leg Stance with Rotational Control
  • Forward Lunge (In-Line Lunge)
  • Sahrmann Squat
  • Single Leg Deadlift
  • Side Planks
  • Assisted Hip Flexion
  • Elliptical
  • Star Excursion Balance
  • Dead Bug with Resistance Band
  • Seated Lean Back
  • Hip IR: FADIR
  • Weight-Shifting
  • Hip Flexor Stretch
  • Quadruped Rocking
  • Heel to Bum
  • Tummy Time with Glute Setting (with posterior sling)
  • Tummy Time with Glute Setting (with progressions)
  • End Range Knee Extension or Quad Setting
  • Double Leg Bridges
  • Hip Abduction in Side-Lying
Templates included in this course
  • Maximum Protection: Weeks 1- up to 3
  • Mobility and Neuromuscular Retraining: Weeks 3 - up to 6
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