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Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 1

presented by Steven Dischiavi

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The concept of Dynamic Kinetic Chain Integration is implemented into the design of hip-focused therapeutic exercise programs. The global connectivity of the human kinetic chain is considered as exercises are designed with the goal of increasing efficiency of movement by utilizing the hip and pelvis. The goal of integrating the kinetic chain in a dynamic method makes the athlete utilize multiple muscular myofascial chains in an orchestrated manner while being in a position of greater stability. The organizational challenge of the exercises is increased as the exercises are progressed from a position of increased stability to positions requiring the athlete to learn how to improve stability independently.

This course is part of a three part series with Steve Dischiavi. View the courses in the following sequence:

  1. Lower Extremity Alignment: A Proximal Rehabilitation Approach
  2. Global Dynamic Functional Stability for the Hip & Pelvis
  3. Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 1
  4. Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 2

Meet Your Instructor

  • Steven Dischiavi, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, COMT

    Dr. Steven Dischiavi is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University (HPU), as well as the Director of Rehabilitation for the Department of Athletics at HPU. Dr. Dischiavi brings over 20 years of experience in sports medicine to MedBridge, including 10 years with a professional sports team. Dr. Dischiavi served as the team physical therapist and certified assistant athletic trainer for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League from 2004 to 2014, where he gained a specialized treatment approach for the hip and pelvis. He holds a relatively rare combination of credentials as a licensed physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer giving him a unique appreciation of the athlete. He also holds a manual therapy certification from the Ola Grimsby Institute. He is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS). Dr. Dischiavi is a faculty member at the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. He has developed his own course that he presents nationally titled Biomechanical Assessment & Treatment of the Hip & Pelvis. Dr. Dischiavi is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Ulster in Ireland under the direction of Dr. Chris Bleakley. His current research focus is on optimizing therapeutic exercises for the hip to prevent lower extremity injuries and enhance physical performance. Dr. Dischiavi attended Slippery Rock University, where he earned his bachelors degree in athletic training. He earned a Master of Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Introduction

    1. Introduction

    The rationale for utilizing the Dynamic Kinetic Chain Integration paradigm is explained as are the principles behind its application. The progression of the strengthening and activation exercises for the earlier stages of motor learning and rehabilitation are discussed.

  2. Position 1: Supine

    2. Position 1: Supine

    Exercise description and demonstration will occur for the most stable positions in the exercise series, allowing the client/athlete to accomplish fundamental movement patterns needed for increased movement efficiency later in the series.

  3. Position 2: Side-Lying

    3. Position 2: Side-Lying

    Exercise description and demonstration will occur for the most stable positions in the exercise series, allowing the client/athlete to accomplish fundamental movement patterns needed for increased movement efficiency later in the series.

  4. Position 3: Prone

    4. Position 3: Prone

    Exercise description and demonstration will occur for the most stable positions in the exercise series, allowing the client/athlete to accomplish fundamental movement patterns needed for increased movement efficiency later in the series.

  5. Position 4: Quadruped

    5. Position 4: Quadruped

    Exercise description and demonstration will occur for the most stable positions in the exercise series, allowing the client/athlete to accomplish fundamental movement patterns needed for increased movement efficiency later in the series.