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Assess, treat & train the hip and pelvic complex - Online

$200.00 inc. GST

Join Physiotherapist and APPI Presenter Sally Harrison in this online course where you will learn to assess the hip and pelvic complex.

This is a practical online course that will equip you with the skills to effectively assess, treat and train the hip and pelvic complex. Post completion, using the in-depth clinical knowledge and functional approach taught in this course, you will be able to begin applying to your clients the very next day.  

Course inclusions: This course is divided into 6 sections that include a theory lecture and practical videos in each module.  

Equipment: No equipment is required 

Course duration: 6-8hrs to complete 

CPD hours:  You will receive a certificate of completion of the course stating 8hrs CPD which can be used towards your annual requirements.  

Once enrolled you have unlimited access to this online course. 

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Aimed at physiotherapists, allied health professionals, Pilates Instructors and exercise/ movement coaches, this practical online course will equip you with exercises and various mobilizers to both educate and train your clients on the hip and pelvic complex. You will learn how to take treatment from basic level 1 rehab through to high-level standing and functional control using resistance. 


Why do this course?

This course will focus on the hip and pelvic area, one of the three fundamental areas for movement and energy throughout the body. The hips and pelvis due to their close anatomical connection can’t really be treated in isolation and have a direct effect on one another. 

An ‘unstable’ pelvis can lead to injuries of the hips, adductors, hamstrings, knees and even the feet. As therapists and movement coaches, we are looking to encourage optimal movement patterns within our clients. This course will allow you to effectively assess body movement and identify and understand any dysfunctions. 

Furthermore, you will be able to take a multiplanar approach to rehab both on and off the mat, providing the body with a positive movement experience. You will learn how to address any movement dysfunction and create a training plan that can be graded with constant reassessment and feedback. 

What does it cover?

Course content is split into 6 sections

Theory: A one hour lecture to review the anatomy of the region, primary and secondary dynamic slings, and function as it relates to gravity and ground.


Assess:  A review of some of the assessment techniques we can use for the hip to look at including range, stability, and posture. 

The treatment plan relates to choosing the appropriate rehab exercises and training what has been found in the assessment section.  If running a small group session we want to run a class that addresses exercises from each section in the order given below to give a comprehensive workout.


The training plan:

Release: A review of the different types of release methods for this region. (Foam roller, ball and trigger points hold relax and dynamic mobility).


Isolate:  Working to isolate parts of the stability system of the hip and pelvis. How to train the posterior hip cuff, outer gluteals, and deep hip flexors.


Integrate: Integrating movement and function with the dynamic myofascial slings.


Strengthen:  looking at functional movement patterns, adding in 3D variations and external load with the resistance band

This course is suitable for Pilates instructors, Personal Trainers, and Allied health practitioners

Sally was born and educated in the UK and commenced her working career as a professional dancer. Following a sudden retirement due to knee surgery, she commenced her journey in physiotherapy and exercise rehab in 2002. It was at this time that she qualified in Pilates and realised the immense benefits from this form of exercise training. Her Sydney based business 'Pro-align' integrates clinical Pilates with functional corrective exercise working on both a preventative and corrective health & movement model. She is honoured to be able to share her love of the pilates method working with APPI in Australia.