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Bridging the Gap Between Pelvic Health & Sports Medicine in Hip Arthroscopy Rehabilitation

Bridging the Gap Between Pelvic Health & Sports Medicine in Hip Arthroscopy Rehabilitation

Bridging the Gap Between Pelvic Health & Sports Medicine in Hip Arthroscopy Rehabilitation

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Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in September 2023


Acetabular labral tears are reported to be a major cause of hip dysfunction in young to middle-aged patients and a primary precursor to hip osteoarthritis. The management of hip injuries in the athletic population "...has rapidly evolved over the past decade with our improved understanding of mechanical hip pathology" (Lynch et al., 2013). 

Medical and rehabilitation differential diagnosis of the hip involves many options such as labral tear, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip capsular laxity/instability, chondral lesions, septic joint or loose body in the joint. New technology allows improved identification of tears and arthroscopic surgical repairs, yet time of injury to diagnosis is still often delayed, making the long-term prognosis for hip preservation poor. 

The risks of arthroscopic surgery, which, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, are equal to complication rates of open hip surgeries, coupled with the lack of long-term follow-up studies for arthroscopic procedures, make conservative approaches like physical therapy a valuable tool.  

This 11-hour continuing education course presents a comprehensive methodology for the recommended trials of conservative therapy covered in current literature.  

This course will give special attention to the identification of differential diagnosis of specific tissues of the pelvic girdle and hip joint for identification of intra-articular damage or premature joint degeneration, thereby bridging the gap in current hip arthroscopy rehabilitation literature, which effectively excludes treating the pelvic floor for hip labral tears, hip arthroscopy rehab, and hip impingement. 

The participant will be able to recognize high-risk populations, common musculoskeletal presentation of patients with hip dysfunction, and how to instruct in optimal recruitment patterns for the prevention of long-range debility. 

Secondary and differential diagnoses of the hip and pelvis will be addressed in order to help the clinician understand how to cover both pelvic health and sports medicine in hip arthroscopy rehabilitation. 

Hip labrum injury will be addressed in the following clinical categories: injury prevention and wellness, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, including integrative and lifestyle medicine, and organizational and professional health and well-being.

Current surgical methods will also be addressed in this continuing education course in order to provide the clinician with a well-rounded background in the management of labral injuries and related secondary lesions.

Therapists in increasing numbers are working with patients who have hip labral injuries prior to and following hip arthroscopic and open surgeries. Utilizing a case study framework, this course will provide you with the opportunity to analyze the evaluation and intervention of the most current methods.


This continuing education seminar is targeted to physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, registered nurses, nurse midwives, and other rehabilitation professionals. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care.


All levels, external pelvic floor techniques will be covered. Internal pelvic floor experience is not required.

CEU - 11 hours


None; Participants should wear comfortable exercise clothes for this course.

Special Considerations 

As this continuing education online course includes lab work, all course attendees should come prepared to participate. You may also want a patient model to practice techniques on during the course.

The instructors
Dr. Ginger Garner

Dr. Ginger Garner PT, DPT, ATC/L is a clinician, author, educator, and longtime advocate for improving access to physical therapy services, especially pelvic health.

She is the founder and CEO of Living Well Institute, which has been training and certifying healthcare providers in Integrative Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Lifestyle Medicine since 2000. She also owns Garner Pelvic Health in Greensboro NC, which offers digital and in-person care.

Ginger is the author of multiple books and book chapters, published in several languages. She has presented at over 20 conferences worldwide and has reached an audience across 6 continents, teaching on a range of topics impacting the pelvic girdle, respiratory diaphragm, and the voice (which she calls the 3D or Three Diaphragm approach).

Ginger is an active member of APTA, serving as the Legislative Chair for APTA North Carolina, a Congressional Key Contact for APTA Private Practice, and in the Academy of Pelvic Health on the Prenatal and 4th Trimester Task Force. Ginger lives in Greensboro, NC and is a mom of four – three sons and the family rescue Lab, Scout Finch. Visit Ginger at the links above, on Instagram and YouTube.

Course Material included in this course
  • Chapter 2: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Chapter 2 Feedback
  • Chapter 3: Imaging & Surgical Techniques
  • Imaging & Surgical Techniques
  • Chapter 3 Feedback
  • Chapter 4: Integrative Practice
  • Guidelines to Integrative Practice: Yoga, Functional, & Lifestyle Medicine Considerations
  • Chapter 4 Feedback
  • Chapter 5: Assessment
  • Differential Diagnosis Introduction
  • Systemic Assessment
  • Systemic Assessment Patient Model + RUSI
  • Spine + 3D
  • Spine Assessment Patient Model
  • Hip Mimickers
  • Hip Mimickers Assessment Patient Model
  • Extra-Articular
  • Extra-Articular Assessment Patient Model
  • Intra-Articular
  • Intra-Articular Assessment Patient Model
  • Endurance
  • Hip Assessment Decision Tree
  • Chapter 5 Feedback
  • Chapter 6: Movement Patterns & Integrative Interventions
  • Movement Patterns: Mitigating Risk
  • Outcome Measures
  • Gait & Persistent Pathology
  • Integrative Therapies
  • Breathwork & RUSI
  • PT Prescription: New Challenges, Rehab Protocols, & Activity Considerations
  • Orthopaedic NM Re-Education & Pelvic Overlap
  • MTY Hip FMA: Dynamic Floor-Based Postures
  • MTY Hip FMA: Dynamic Standing Postures
  • MTY Hip FMA: Selected Dynamic Postures for Hip Eccentrics & Progression to Concentrics
  • Chapter 6 Feedback
  • Chapter 7: Interventions Continued
  • Femoral Head Translation
  • Load Transfer
  • Missing Full Hip Flexion
  • Obturator Internus Recruitment
  • Gait Training
  • GMAX/GMED Recruitment
  • OE & QF Recruitment
  • Gluteal Sling Flexibility
  • Safety in Standing Yoga Postures
  • Chapter 7 Feedback
  • Chapter 8: Next Steps
  • Congratulations! Here's what's next...

This course is approved for 12 CEUs for physical therapists in the US until August 2024 after which the course will no longer qualify for CEUs. In order to earn the CEUs, course participants must complete the entire course, pass the exam, and join Ginger Garner for a live online Q&A session. This will be organized on an ad hoc basis. 

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