Focus during this hip pathologies continuing education course will be placed on the advanced skills necessary to achieve an expert understanding of hip pathologies.
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) September 30, 2012
This is a two-day advanced physical therapy continuing education course involves lecture and extensive hands-on laboratory components to explore the current best practices for evaluation and treatment of hip disorders based on the latest evidence. Heavy emphasis will be placed on clinical application through extended lab sessions and multiple case examples utilizing information learned in the course. Focus during this hip pathologies continuing education course will be placed on the advanced skills necessary to achieve an expert understanding of hip pathologies.
Physical therapists and trainers are often the first to see some of these difficult hip patients. It is important to be able to differentiate between intra-articular (pathologies such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), acetabular labral tears, and chondral damage) and extra-articular pathologies (such as: snapping hip, greater trochanteric bursitis and hip flexor pathologies). Through lecture and laboratory sessions, participants will learn how to perform a comprehensive clinical evaluation (including hands-on special testing), develop systematic treatment plans including the latest evidence-based interventions, and make appropriate referrals when necessary. Current concepts of how the hip region may also play a role in other lower extremity injuries, such as patellofemoral pain syndrome and iliotibial band syndrome, will also be discussed. Participants will leave the course with tools that can be used immediately which will make their practice more precise, efficient, and effective resulting in improved overall outcomes.
North American Seminars also provides online CME for physical therapists that support live course attendance, check out the physical therapy continuing education online at http://www.healthclick.com.
This course is instructed by Erik P. Meira, PT, SCS, CSCS. Erik is currently the lead physical therapist and clinic director of Black Diamond Physical Therapy in Portland, OR, a clinic that specializes in sports rehabilitation. He is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with extensive experience in the management of sports injuries at many different levels. Erik is a regular peer reviewer for several medical journals and is currently involved in research trying to establish best practices in postoperative rehabilitation of the hip joint. Educated at the University of Florida he began his career at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC before relocating to Portland, Oregon. Erik has lectured at many conferences including several sponsored through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the National Athletic Trainers™ Association (NATA) covering many topics such as the hip, knee, shoulder, exercise prescription, returning athletes to sport, science application, and PT practice business models. He is most often sought out for his extensive expertise regarding diagnosis, treatment, and surgical management of the hip joint.
He has authored several articles and textbook chapters on many subjects including extra-articular hip pathology, non-surgical management of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), and the role of the hip in lower extremity injuries. He is the founder and the original chair of the Hip Special Interest Group of the Sports Physical Therapy Section. Erik is a nationally recognized leader in the management of hip pathology, often consulting for professional and intercollegiate athletic programs. Starting in 2013 he will be the APTA Combined Sections Meeting Program Chair for the Sports Physical Therapy Section.
This course is pre-approved for physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers and physical therapy assistants for continuing medical education in each state in which it is presented.
March 9-10, 2013 presented at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
Approved continuing medical education for PT, OT, AT and PTA in Oregon
March 23-24, 2013 presented at UHS-Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada
Approved continuing medical education for PT, OT, AT and PTA in Nevada
April 6-7, 2013 presented at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Texas
Approved continuing medical education for PT, OT, AT and PTA in Texas
April 20-21, 2013 presented at Hudson Hospital in Hudson, Wisconsin
Approved continuing medical education for PT, OT, AT and PTA in Wisconsin
May 4-5, 2013 presented at Vital Rehabilitation in Chicago, Illinois
Approved continuing medical education for PT, OT, AT and PTA in Illinois
May 18-19, 2013 presented at Multicare Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, WA
Approved continuing medical education for PT, OT, AT and PTA in Washington
June 1-2, 2013 presented at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, CA
Approved continuing medical education for PT, OT, AT and PTA in California
September 28-29, 2013 presented at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California
Check out http://www.healthclick.com for additional course dates and locations.