Treatment of low back pain is complex and there are multiple variables a clinician must consider in developing a treatment approach.  It has been suggested that treatment of musculoskeletal impairments not directly associated with the symptoms may be contributory to the condition.  While the hips are largely asymptomatic in patients with non specific low back pain their seems to be an association between a lack of hip mobility and contributions to low back pain.  Evidence exists suggesting those with limited hip mobility are more likely to report low back pain.  Also, treatment of these impairments may positively influence perceived pain, disability and function in those with low back pain.  This webinar will discuss the prevalence of low back pain as well as a philosophical frame work which may help describe how a lack of hip mobility may contribute to low back pain.  This will be further supported by reviewing basic lumbopelvic-hip mechanics.  Finally, examination and treatment concepts will be reviewed with direct clinical applications.  Upon conclusion of the webinar attendees will understand how hip mobility may be involved in patients with low back pain and confidently examine and treat identified impairments.

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate

Course Objectives

  • Describe the regional inter-dependence model and how it may explain the influence of hip mobility on low back pain
  • Explain how hip mechanics may influence lumbo-pelvic mobility and stability
  • Identify 3 examination findings consistent this hip impairments associated with low back pain
  • Identify 5 manual therapy techniques to address hip impairments as well as supportive home exercises.

Course Agenda

  • Prevalence of low back pain
  • Economic implications
  • The regional inter-dependence model
  • Biomechanical Implications
  • Examination and Treatment Considerations



WILLIAM J. HANNEY, PT, PhD, ATC/L, CSCS, MTC is a clinician, researcher and educator who currently serves as an instructor at the University of Central Florida School of Physical Therapy where he teaches and conducts clinical research. Additionally, he maintains a clinical practice at Brooks Rehabilitation. Dr. Hanney earned his undergraduate degree from the University of West Florida for studies in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training and his Master and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He earned a PhD. at Nova Southeastern University having conducted research in the treatment of cervicogenic pain. His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of orthopedic conditions with a special interest in core stabilization and muscular control. He is an experienced educator, clinician and author having presented/published nationally in the areas of biomechanics, rehabilitation and sports medicine. Dr Hanney maintains involvement in the APTA, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and the National Athletic Trainers Association.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $49


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