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Managing the Hip Joint, and Marketing Your Skillset and Yourself as a PT

Managing the Hip Joint, and Marketing Your Skillset and Yourself as a PT

Managing the Hip Joint, and Marketing Your Skillset and Yourself as a PT

This course includes
5:00:00 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion


This course consists of 2 main components: An in-depth look at the hip joint from both a theory and practical perspective, and marketing skills for PTs.

In the first half of the course, the main focus is reinforcing knowledge of, assessing, handling, and treating the hip. Differential diagnoses of intra-articular, extra-articular, and hip “mimicking” conditions are all discussed. Lessons include: femoroacetabular impingement, osteoarthritis, labral issues, muscle function, and hip referral patterns. Information provided is supported with existing literature and visual aids using radiographic images.

Included in this section of the course is a practical demonstration of hip assessment and treatment, with explanations of key points and rationale. This section covers handling technique, improving patient comfort, and differentiating the presentation of hip impingement. Darryl discusses the idea that while assessment strategies of the hip can recognize a weakness, treatment exercises mimicking these positions may not be the most effective. For example, he introduces an approach to eccentric strengthening of the hip flexors that would be used after testing hip flexor strength in a concentric motion.    

The second half of the course is designed to teach you how to position yourself in your current practice or community as a practitioner, understanding and maximizing your referral sources. Key topics include: focusing on what’s best for the patient, performance metrics, patient retention, marketing yourself and your skillset, and advertising. Learn to implement valuable practical strategies to increase revenue and grow your client base. Additionally, after completing the course, you will be provided with FREE marketing resources. Using these skills and resources, you will be able to attain a greater proficiency in your practice and provide a better quality of care to clients.  


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will understand:

  1. How to demonstrate to your colleagues/referral sources that pelvic health is the missing link to every orthopaedic practice
  2. How to measure your worth and talk up your value with your clinic owner
  3. How to get buy-in from other physiotherapists and health care providers
  4. How to generate better referral sources and attract new patients
  5. Killer strategies to deliver value to potential new referral sources and patients
  6. Understand hip FAI assessment and treatment options


What "Managing the Hip Joint, and Marketing Your Skillset and Yourself as a PT" Students Have Said:

"I found the course quite helpful from a review standpoint for the mechanical assessment but more importantly, I feel better able to discern LBP or hip pain from a true PF dysfunction. And the module on SIJ “dysfunction” was also quite helpful as this is something that I have struggled with – clients with positive SIJ pain provocation tests but then what? 

Another thing I found especially helpful was how you pointed out that we need to be careful not to pathologize the PF. I think this is something I would have tended to do in my pain clients (either pelvic pain or hip or LBP) now that I have this knowledge however I need to step back and approach the PF like any other muscle group that might be a contributing factor to LBP or hip pain.

I think that is the most important thing I took from that course and I am trying to keep it in mind with all of my clients – not just the pelvic clients. I have been making a concerted effort in the past year to improve clients’ self-efficacy and I believe this plays into that."

-Nicole Pasut, PT, MPT, BHK


What’s Included In This Online Physiotherapy Course?

  • More than 5 hours of video lessons.
  • 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.
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certificate of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Downloadable slides/workbook so you can follow along as you take the course.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content may be downloadable (such as a workbook or slides if included), the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • 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.



This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, athletic therapists, massage therapists, exercise therapists, medical doctors, nurses, midwives, kinesiologists among others. This course is also relevant for movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about pelvic floor health and wellness.


Important note about this course

This course is part of a course series designed for pelvic health and orthopaedic therapists alike. The series teaches Managing Mechanical LBP/PGP, Managing Hip Pain, and Marketing your Pelvic Health Practice. When you click Buy Course you will be offered an option to buy both of these courses together. This is strongly recommended. 

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.

Course Material included in this course
  • Course Primer
  • Welcome to the Course
  • Audience Questions
  • What Are You Experiencing?
  • Critical Thinking
  • Feedback
  • Hip Treatment
  • Understanding FAI
  • The Mechanics of FAI
  • Osteoarthritis and Labral Issues
  • Hypermobility Part 1
  • Hypermobility Part 2
  • Standardization
  • Assessment
  • Quiz - Hip Treatment
  • Feedback
  • Theories and Research
  • Muscle Function: Theory
  • Research and Referral Patterns
  • Do We Need to Change Our Practice?
  • Quiz - Theories and Research
  • Feedback
  • Practical
  • Hip Overview
  • Internal and External Rotation
  • Loaded Rotation
  • Eccentric Hip Flexion
  • Quiz - Practical
  • Feedback
  • Business Practices
  • What's Best for the Patient
  • The Patient Journey
  • Performance Metrics
  • Promoters
  • Patient Dropoff
  • Care Plans
  • PVA
  • Case Example
  • Recap
  • Quiz - Business Practices
  • Feedback
  • Marketing Tools
  • PVA Continued
  • Marketing Hacks
  • Winback Calls and Ads
  • Discovery Calls and Reputation
  • Referral Sources
  • Advertising and Social Media
  • Quiz - Marketing Tools
  • Feedback
  • Conclusion
  • Clinical Excellence
  • Knowledge Bombs
  • Quiz - Conclusion
  • Feedback
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