The HIP: from Anatomy & Kinesiology Foundations to Clinical Evaluation & Treatment Solutions

Dates 12-14 June 2020
Max participants 36
Location Hilton Garden Inn - Via Lucio Giunio Columella, 36 - Milan, Italy
Certificate / Credits Yes/20 ECM
Type of course Theoretical & Practical
Course features
Research & Evidence Based
Theoretical foundation
Hands-on/practical sessions
3 days of high quality learning content
Course in English with translation in Italian
Course open to: PT's, MD's, PT & medicine students and professionals equivalent to PT's
P.T., Ph.D., F.A.P.T.A., Professor at Marquette University (USA)
Donald Neumann has received multiple national awards that have recognized his teaching, writing, and research...
PT BSc, MSc, PhD
Andreas Serner is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Research Scientist from Denmark....
Course program
  • 9:00AM-11:00AM

    Anatomy, Arthrology, and Kinematics of the Hip, Hip Flexor Kinesiology (part 1)

  • 11.00AM-11.15AM


  • 11:15AM-1:00PM

    Anatomy, Arthrology, and Kinematics of the Hip, Hip Flexor Kinesiology (part 2)

  • 1:00PM-2:00PM

    Lunch break

  • 2:00PM-4:00PM

    Hip Extensor and Adductor Muscle Kinesiology

  • 4.00PM-4.15PM


  • 4:15PM-6:15PM

    Hip Abductor, Internal and External Rotator Muscle Kinesiology

  • 6:15PM-6:30PM

    Questions & Answers - end of lecture

  • 9:00AM - 9:25AM


  • 9:25AM - 9:45AM

    Case discussion

  • 9:45AM - 10:30AM

    Classification of hip and groin pain

  • 10:30AM - 10:45AM

    Coffee break

  • 10:45AM - 11:30AM

    - Examination of hip-joint related pain

  • 11:30AM - 1:00PM

    - Examination of extra-articular hip and groin pain

  • 1:00PM - 2:00PM


  • 2:00PM - 4:00PM

    - Clinical measures of medial and anterior muscles

  • 4:00PM - 4:15PM

    Coffee break

  • 4:15PM - 5:15PM

    - Clinic measures of posterior and lateral muscles

  • 5:15PM - 5:45PM

    Treatment of hip and groin pain – Review of the evidence

  • 5:45PM - 6:00PM

    Review of the day
    – Questions & discussion

  • 9:00AM - 9:20AM

    Re-cap of day 2

  • 9:20AM - 9:45AM

    Case discussion

  • 9:45AM - 10:30AM

    - Manual treatment of hip & groin pain

  • 10:30AM - 10:45AM

    Coffee break

  • 10:45AM - 12:45AM

    - Exercise selection for medial and anterior muscles

  • 12:45AM - 1:45PM


  • 1:45PM - 2:45PM

    - Exercise selection for posterior and lateral muscles

  • 2:45PM - 4:00PM

    - Functional progression

  • 4:00PM - 4:15PM

    Coffee break

  • 4:15PM - 4:45PM

    - Post-surgical rehabilitation

  • 4:45PM - 5:00PM

    Review of the day
    – Questions & discussion

Course Description and content

This multi-day course is structured in 2 parts:

Part I is presented by Prof. Dr. Donald A. Neumann, physiotherapist, author, scholar, and teacher. Prof. Dr. Neumann provides the foundations of muscle-and-joint kinesiology of the shoulder, based primarily from his international bestselling Kinesiology textbook: Neumann DA: Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Physical Rehabilitation, 3rd edition (Elsevier 2017 - translated in 7 languages).

Part II is presented by Dr. Andreas Serner, a Physiotherapist and Clinical Research Scientist from Denmark that works both clinically and scientifically at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar and completed a PhD with a focus on acute groin pain in athletes.

These unique combinations of top notch international instructors provide a wide range of basic science and clinical information, from detailed joint structure, muscle function, to the latest in assessment and rehabilitation approaches to the hip, involving multiple pathologies.

The evidence-based anatomic and kinesiologic principles discussed in this course will provide a foundation for a wide range of clinical practices through the demonstration of assessment and treatment techniques, from pediatrics to geriatrics, from both neurologic and orthopaedic perspectives.

Part I (theoretical foundations) - Prof. Dr. Neumann

Prof. Dr. Neumann’s course is presented through lecture and demonstration, enhanced by videos of cadaver dissections and gait animations. In addition, the presentation shows unique teaching models and many original anatomic and kinesiologic illustrations. The illustrations clearly describe the anatomic and mechanical basis for ideal and abnormal movement and posturing of the hip and lumbar spine.

After this course, participants shall be able to:

  • Understand the functional architecture of the proximal femur and acetabulum.
  • Understand the role of the ligaments and capsule of the hip in providing stability to the joint.
  • Describe hip kinematics from both a femoral-on-pelvic and pelvic-on-femoral perspectives.
  • Understand the inter-relationships between movement and muscle actions of the hip and lumbar spine.
  • Cite primary functional role of the muscles of the hip, including how their function of each can be altered by biomechanical and physiologic variables (such as length, joint position, or leverage).
  • Understand how the position and stability of the hip influences the posture of the trunk and lower limb.
  • Understand the important role of the hip abductor muscles in generating forces and stability at the hip.

Part II (practical/hands-on) – Dr. Andreas Serner

This practical section of the course will seamlessly follow on from Professor Neumann’s day and a half of of presentations.

Hip & groin pain is one of the most frequent injuries in team sports and is considered complex and difficult to manage.

This course will provide an overview of the evidence related to both the diagnosis and management, and aims to simplify approaches for immediate implementation in clinical practice at all levels.

The diagnosis of hip and groin pain is influenced by a multitude of opinions, uncertainty in etiology, and differing terminology. We will go through the many potential causes of hip and groin pain and discuss how to categorize these into useful entities and specific diagnoses including the interpretation of various imaging findings. We incorporate practical time to ensure participants will feel comfortable in the clinical examination of athletes with groin pain. Additionally, we will focus on how to measure progress objectively with a specific focus on clinical hip strength testing, and how findings may influence treatment.

We will discuss key elements in the treatment of hip and groin pain, using the best available evidence, case discussions, as well as practical examples of specific exercises, including discussions on progression, priorities, and decision-making.

The course will focus mainly on the practical.

Participants should be appropriately dressed for practical components (shorts are essential) and be prepared to contribute to all aspects of the 2 days.

After this part of the course, participants shall be able to:

  • Understanding potential causes of hip and groin pain
  • Ability to clinically examine and diagnose athletes with hip or groin pain
  • Ability to use objective measures in the assessment and monitoring of rehabilitation
  • Understanding of the strengths and limitations of research on the management of hip and groin pain
  • Ability to plan and design specific rehabilitation programs for the optimal recovery for patients with hip or groin pain

Registration fee

REGISTRATION for the course:

  • Registration fee (early booking)* € 677,00 - until April, 10th 2020
  • Registration fee € 727,00 - starting from April, 11th 2020
  • -10% for members of our partners

*The aforementioned promo cannot be combined with the other ongoing discounts such as:
"10% discount fee for members of PARTNERS’ organizations”