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

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

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

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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 therapists have seen a steady increase in the number of patients with a hip related pathology over the last 5-10 years. One of the primary reasons for this dramatic increase is the direct result of the increased number of hip surgeons being trained specifically in the delivery of arthroscopic hip surgery. The skill-sets of clinicians are now being tested to deliver effective rehabilitation strategies and provide satisfactory outcomes to these patients. The evidence is clearly illuminating the dissatisfaction of these patients, and often times, the inability for these patients to return to prior levels of function. The goal of this webinar is to provide insight to the most current strategies that are available to rehabilitate these patients with hip related pathology. Current evidence for methods related to a global systems approach for assessment of the hip will be reviewed. These cutting-edge assessment strategies will excite clinicians and provide a platform for a unique discussion as to how these methods may inform new ways of prescribing therapeutic exercises for the hip and pelvis. The webinar will clearly demonstrate these assessment techniques and exercises, allowing the clinician to leave this webinar with practical applications that will immediately impact their clinical "toolbox."

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Lower Extremity Alignment: A Proximal Rehabilitation Approach

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

Lower Extremity Alignment: A Proximal Rehabilitation Approach

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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 to its effectiveness, particularly with regard to sport related tasks. This course will examine the proximal control approach to rehabilitating the hip. There will be a brief functional anatomy review as well as a review of the EMG activity of some commonly utilized hip exercises. The course concludes with the introduction of the idea of expanding from a proximal theory and adopting a more global and dynamic approach to organizing human movement.

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

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Global Dynamic Functional Stability for the Hip & Pelvis

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

Global Dynamic Functional Stability for the Hip & Pelvis

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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

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Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 1

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

Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 1

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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

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Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 2

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

Exercise Prescription for Hip & Pelvis Movement: Part 2

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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 in Part 2 to reflect movement in the upright position and to challenge the clinician to create exercises in a progressive manner with a return to sport as the goal.

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

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Oct 4, 2018

The Hip & Pelvis: A Global Systems Approach

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