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Hip Pain - Causes and Differential Diagnosis

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Hip Pain - Causes and Differential Diagnosis

Hip Pain - Causes and Differential Diagnosis

This course includes
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The instructors
This course was recorded in June 2022


This online physiotherapy course utilizes current evidence-based practice and is a detailed, comprehensive summary of multiple reasons for hip and buttock pain. 

It looks at hip pain and dysfunction from the anterior, lateral, and posterior aspects.  

The course incorporates everything from serious pathology and statin muscle involvement to lumbar, Sacro Iliac, and hip pathologies. By applying the current research, this course is highly relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of hip dysfunction.


Introductory Video:


Learning Objectives:

You will learn the information which will assist you in diagnosing a serious pathology that should be referred to a Physician.

  • Vascular
  • Visceral
  • Infection and malignancy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Fractures and avulsions
  • Statins SAMS

You will be given the information to enable you to understand the signs and symptoms of posterior pathologies that can affect the hip. 

  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Thoracolumbar involvement
  • Peripheral entrapment of the sciatic nerve
  • Deep gluteal syndrome
  • Soft tissue-related buttock pain
  • Hip-related posterior pain

You will learn the multiple causes of anterior hip and thigh pain in your patients.

  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Labral tears
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Inguinal ligament dysruption
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Cutaneous nerve impingement

You will learn the latest and most current evidence-based practice research on Greater Trochanter Pain Syndrome

  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Gluteal bursitis
  • Greater trochanter pain syndrome
  • Assessment, treatment, and outcome measures for GTPS


Clinical Prediction Rules:

You will learn the signs and symptoms of hip pain specific to the regions and the suggested assessments and treatment programs that are being used.  There are Clinical Prediction Rules that have been developed in the assessment of a number of pathologies that affect the hip, lumbar spine, and SI joint.



This course is for all healthcare professionals including physiotherapists, chiropractors, and kinesiologists who would like to expand their knowledge and skillset in treating the hip and better understanding hip pain.

The instructors
Debra Dent
BPT Dip Manip PT OCS (Emeritus) FCAMPT (Retired)

Debra Dent is a Physical Therapist with over 40 years of experience specializing in manual therapy of the spine. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada where she received her Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1977 and her Bachelors of Physical Therapy in 1979. She was certified as a Part A manual Physical Therapist from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1989 and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1994. United States APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) designation was completed in 1996 and recertified in 2006 and in 2016 she was recertified Emeritus.

Debra was a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists (FCAMPT) from 1994 until retiring in 2019. She was an instructor for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 1989 to 1994. She has been a guest clinical instructor at the University of South Florida from 2003-05, teaching the Spinal Manual Therapy Program for the MscPT undergraduate program and has taught a large number of manual therapy courses in the US and Canada. She has numerous online seminars related to Differential Diagnosis, Breathing Essentials and Foundation Form Function of the core that are available for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Chiropractors.

She owns Cross Border Seminars and presently works as a consultant and contract PT in Clearwater, Florida.

Course Material included in this course
  • Posterior Pathology
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Thoracolumbar Involvement
  • Sacroiliac Dysfunction
  • Posterior Syndromes of the Buttock
  • Deep Gluteal Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Key Issues
  • Posterior Hip Pain Related to the Hip Joint
  • Anterior Patholody
  • Anterior and Lateral Pathology Introduction
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Hip Labral Pathology
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement
  • Hip Joint Laxity
  • Other Disorders
  • Lateral Pathology
  • Lateral Pathology GTPS Introduction
  • Clinical Presentation
  • Pathomechanics of GTPS
  • Other Differential Diagnosis Possibilities
  • Outcome Measures and Functional Assessment Tools
  • Objective Testing
  • Patient Education for Load Management
  • Treatment Concepts
  • Alternate Treatments
  • Hip Pain: Causes and Differential Diagnosis Exam
  • Hip Pain: Causes and Differential Diagnosis Exam
  • In Conclusion
  • In Conclusion and Thank You
  • References of the Literature
  • References
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