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2-Day Advanced Guide to the Hip Complex: Functional Movement Applications for Clinical Management of Hip Injuries

Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS |  Reid Nelles, DC
12 Hours 10 Minutes
Dec 12, 2022
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What if you could know exactly what to do with the next confusing hip injury patient that you see…

We’ve been working with this population for a long time and have seen a multitude of complex, dare we say confusing, issues come into our clinics.

There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing the most effective solution for someone’s problem.

But many professionals struggle with paralysis by analysis when it comes to assessing patient’s hip issues - especially when their issues are subclinical in nature. In this in-depth training, we’re going to simplify the process from assessment to intervention and help you address hip injuries expertly, efficiently and with a newfound confidence!

  • Dynamic screens that save you time
  • Gain a clear understanding of the most common diagnoses…and what to do about them!
  • Bursitis, labral tears, FAI, sprains/strains, sports hernia, SIJ dysfunction and more!
  • Victim vs. culprit – when hip mobility may be to blame for low back pain
  • Dozens of live demonstrations and applications for kinesiology tape, cupping, vibration, dry needling, IASTM, and manual muscle therapy
  • Exercise progressions and regressions to facilitate return to activity

As we share the top 5 assessments and screens that most providers aren’t doing alongside our proven methods to harness power and efficiency through the lumbopelvic/hip complex - you’ll set yourself apart as the go-to resource for hip patients! The vast range of treatment skills and modalities covered in this training are sure to improve your ability to get your patients feeling and moving better.

— Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS and Dr. Reid Nelles


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Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS's Profile

Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS Related seminars and products

Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS, serves as the prevention, rehab, and physical performance coordinator at Missouri State University, making him the leading expert on staff in the areas of injury prevention and rehabilitation.  At MSU, he utilizes his knowledge of performance enhancement and sports medicine to coordinate the rehab and injury prevention programs for all 17 varsity sports. Currently in his 15th year at MSU, he has also served as the athletic trainer for Baseball, Track and Cross Country, as well as strength and conditioning coach for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Volleyball.

Mitch is the founder and president of Maximum Training Solutions, LLC, a full-service Sports Medicine and Sports Performance consultancy that he created to help coaches, trainers, therapists, and other health professionals and athletes to reach their full potential in their athletic related endeavors.

Over the years, Mitch has consulted with a variety of clients including universities, private physical therapy clinics, large market health systems, personal training studios, and high schools. Mitch has personally worked with thousands of athletes throughout his career. His clients have won world series rings, played in the NFL, NBA and MLS, and competed in the Olympics, but most importantly, they have achieved great personal success in local competitive events and leagues. Mitch is a noted speaker on both a regional and national level and has been published multiple times in professional journals and coaching websites.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mitchell Hauschildt is the founder of Maximum Training Solutions, LLC. and has an employment relationship with Missouri State University. He receives a speaking fee from Rocktape USA, TRX, PESI, Inc., and Master Dry Needling, and he is an educator with Fitness Anywhere, Inc. He is a published author and receives royalties.

Non-financial: Mitchell Hauschildt is an advisory board member for Evergreen Certifications. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association.


Reid Nelles, DC's Profile

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Minnesota Movement, LLC

Dr. Reid Nelles is a chiropractor whose passion is to restore and improve quality of movement. Humans are made to move, so this concept doesn’t stop at just athletes but extends to everyone. Reid earned his Bachelor of Science from University of Minnesota – Duluth where he then followed his passion onto Northwestern Health Sciences University to pursue a Doctorate in Chiropractic. While attending Northwestern, he was fortunate to be chosen for the Medical Staffing of the World Sport Games in Ligano, Italy, which kick started his infatuation with sports chiropractic. At his clinic, Minnesota Movement, Dr. Reid helps clients find their ability by utilizing movement patterns, corrective exercises, hands-on techniques, and education. He has had the fortune of working with athletes across a wide range of endeavors such as the NHL, CrossFit Games Athletes, LPGA, PGA, Ironman participants, MLB, and NFL as well as elite weekend warriors.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Reid Nelles is the owner of Minnesota Movement. He is a consultant and receives compensation. He receives speaking honoraria from PESI, Inc. and RockTape USA.
Non-financial: Dr. Reid Nelles has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Evaluate current research on pathology and etiology of common hip anatomy and injuries of athletes and active individuals.
  2. Determine normal and abnormal hip range of motion as it relates to producing athletic movement for these clients or patients which may contribute to their symptoms or diagnosis.
  3. Choose and demonstrate necessary patient intake evaluation and history questionnaires to develop an alliance with the client.
  4. Investigate the current literature of Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Patient Compliance/Communication.
  5. Utilize local assessment methods for the hip complex including the pelvis.
  6. Utilize global assessment methods to approximating joints/areas such as the core, and overall lower limb stability and mobility.
  7. Choose and illustrate assessment concepts for the body and its entire kinetic chain.
  8. Determine which modality or intervention strategy is best warranted based off of assessment findings.
  9. Apply and demonstrate evidence-based treatment techniques including decompression/cupping therapy and compression band therapy.
  10. Choose and illustrate proper use of kinesiology taping techniques for hip pain and positioning feedback for performance.
  11. Implement and demonstrate use of Manual Soft Tissue Mobilization as well as joint mobilization techniques.
  12. Perform warranted corrective exercise interventions for patients and clients with dysfunctional hip mobility or stability patterns.


Build Confidence in Understanding Hip Anatomy and Injuries
  • Prerequisites for power, efficiency, and effectiveness
  • Stability / Mobility Cycle
  • Motor Control
  • Pathology and etiology
  • What is the difference between the low back, pelvis, and hip?!
  • Normal vs. Abnormal Range of motion
  • Muscular vs. Neural vs. Structural Injuries
  • Common Symptoms and Diagnoses
    • Hip, groin or low back pain
    • Sports Hernia / Athletic Pubalgia
    • Bursitis
    • Stiffness or Tautness
    • Tendonitis
    • Labral tears
    • Strains/Sprains
    • Femoral Acetabular Impingement
    • Representation: Surgical vs. Non-surgical cases
Building Patient Compliance via Therapeutic Alliance
  • Listen vs. Speak
  • Intake, History, and Questionnaires
  • MUS and Subclinical Complaints explanation
  • Kinesiophobia
  • BioPsychoSocial Approach
Local Assessment Strategies
  • Range of motion + approximating joints
  • Active, passive and restrictive tests
  • Orthopedic Tests
  • Which tests are the most effective?
  • Does the order matter?
  • What’s the difference between tightness and tautness? And does it matter?
  • Tips and tricks for tissue and joint palpation
Global Assessment Strategies
  • Exploring contributing factors to Hip Issues; Up and down the Kinetic Chain
    • Upper vs. Lower Body Dissociation
    • Breathing Patterns
    • Scapulothoracic Stability
  • Myofascial Anatomy Review
  • A Total Body approach to pain science
Solutions for Common Diagnoses in the Hip
  • Loss of or limited Range of Motion (active vs. passive)
  • Pain due to dysfunction (local or global)
  • Co-contraction and firing loss leading to decreased performance
Going from Exam to Treatment - What’s the first step?
  • Decompressive Therapy / Cupping
    • Pain mitigation
    • Tissue Mobility
    • Neurofeedback for Movement Cueing
  • Compression Band Therapy
    • Pain mitigation
    • Tissue Mobility
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Pain Mitigation
  • Posture/Positioning Feedback
  • Tweak Taping - Tissue Glide for Scar Mobility
  • Dry Needling
    • Scope of Practice Dependent
    • Tissue Mobility
    • Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic Drive
  • Manual Muscle Therapy
    • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
    • Positional Release Therapy (PRT)
    • Manual Stretching
    • Joint Distraction and Manipulation/Adjustment Techniques
Targeted Solutions for the Most Prevalent Symptoms
  • Stiffness
  • Tightness / Tautness / Tension
  • Pain
  • Anxiety or fear of movement
  • Deep ache
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Painful Range of Motion
  • Decreased Power / Output
  • Loss of sensation or somatosensory representation
  • Posture or Positioning imbalances
Corrective Exercise Interventions
  • Increasing Patient Compliance via Education and Goal Setting
  • Eccentric vs. Concentric vs. Isometric Contractions
    • Examples include:
    • 90/90 Position
    • Glute Biased Lunge
    • Internal and External Rotation
    • Extension and Flexion
    • Adduction and Abduction
    • Reverse Nordic Curls
    • Hamstring Tension Exercises
Local Emphasis: Lumbopelvic Hip Complex
  • Examples Include:
    • End Range Control for Mobility
    • Cossack Squats
    • Reverse Deadlift
    • Shin Box Get-up
Global Emphasis: Whole Body Approach
    • Anti-Rotation Deadlift
    • A-March
    • Multisegmental Forward Flexion
    • RNT or Assisted Squats
    • Dynamic VMO Stability
    • Odd Object / Uneven Load Training
Case Studies

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Coaches
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Personal Trainers


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