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Global Dynamic Functional Stability for the Hip & Pelvis

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

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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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 with regard to sports related tasks. This course will identify the missing components in todays evidence based hip focused programs and will present a comprehensive approach to achieving Global Dynamic Functional Stability. Utilizing the concept of Dynamic Kinetic Chain Integration, the clinician will learn to integrate multiple polyarticular muscular chains to achieve complex orchestrated functional movements.

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…

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1. Proximal Control Theory

The role of the hip during a proximal control rehabilitation program will be discussed. The most current systematic review evidence supporting the use of a proximal control approach will be reviewed.

2. Evidence-Based Review of Proximal Control Programs

The specific exercises that are included in current evidence-based hip-focused programs will be discussed. The various components involved in the Global Dynamic Functional Stability paradigm will be outlined.

3. Global Dynamic Functional Stability

The concept of Global Dynamic Functional Stability is described and defined. The specific elements comprised within this concept are clearly illustrated and compared to the current evidence related to hip-focused therapeutic exercise programs.

4. Tensegrity and the Kinetic Chain

The concept of tensegrity and its impact on the kinetic chain is discussed. The current evidence supporting the idea of tensegrity is provided and how it pertains to human movement. The chapter concludes with the clinical implications of adopting the idea of a globally connected polyarticular kinetic chain.

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