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

Steven Dischiavi Instructor Bio:
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.

Steven Dischiavi's Continuing Education Courses

Lower Extremity Alignment: A Proximal Rehabilitation Approach

Lower Extremity Alignment: A Proximal Rehabilitation Approach

Utilizing the hip to influence dynamic lower extremity alignment has gained considerable attention within the physical therapy related literature. There is evidence to support a proximal control theory, but there also appears to be a limit… Read Morearrow_right

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Global Dynamic Functional Stability for the Hip & Pelvis

Global Dynamic Functional Stability for the Hip & Pelvis

This course will explore the evidence with regard to proximal control rehabilitation programs. As noted in course 1, strength is not a linear progression to achieving improved biomechanical efficiency of lower extremity alignment, particularly… Read Morearrow_right

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Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 1

Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 1

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 2

Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 2

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… Read Morearrow_right

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The Hip & Pelvis: A Global Systems Approach (Recorded Webinar)

The Hip & Pelvis: A Global Systems Approach (Recorded Webinar)

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. Outpatient sports physical… Read Morearrow_right

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