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Hip Complex Anatomy

Approved for CEUs with ACE (0.7), NASM (0.7), and AFAA (7.0)

Have you been looking for a practical and fun way to learn anatomy and how it applies to your client’s hip flexors and hips? 

This course was created for the health and fitness professional working with clients of all ages and fitness levels who is searching for a practical resource for learning and applying anatomy.

The webinar series provides a detailed anatomical review of the muscles and bony landmarks of the hip complex. Using creative visuals, the functional anatomy, biomechanics and motor control of the hip complex muscles are explained. This unique product also provides strategies for addressing the most common causes of chronic tightness, discomfort, and compensated posture and movement patterns associated with the hip.

In this course, users will receive assessment techniques and exercise strategies and progressions related to the hip complex. S/he will discover practical information that can be immediately applied within their practice to client’s chronic posture, movement, and joint-related issues.

The hip complex can have positive or negative effects on how clients feel when they sit, stand, bend, walk, run, and all activities of daily living.  The key is knowing which strategies are appropriate for your client’s specific needs.  Knowing this and applying the assessments and techniques provided will be the difference in how clients feel and move their body.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the origin, insertion, and action of the primary muscles of the hip complex.
  • Discuss the impact of posture and movement on the hip complex.
  • Introduce corrective exercises and progressions to your clients to address chronic hip issues.
  • Gain an introduction to the Integrative Movement SystemTM by discovering how to assess the hip joint, demonstrate corrective exercise strategies, and then integrate into functional movement & exercise patterns.
  • Improve posture and movement using simple, yet effective corrective exercises
  • Apply safe strengthening strategies to help your clients successfully accomplish their health and fitness goals.

The Series Includes:

Anatomy Prep

Spend 30 minutes reviewing the bony landmarks of the hip complex and the directional terms and spatial planes used in anatomy discussion.

Episode 1: 
Gluteus Maximus & Psoas

  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Review of the functional anatomy of the Gluteus Maximus and Psoas.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Discussion of Pelvic Tilt and Alignment
  • Review of the Forward Bend assessment and suboptimal strategies
  • Demonstration of self-myofascial release of the glutes and external hip rotators
  • Corrective exercise review: Supported and Bodyweight Hip Hinge and progressions to Stiff Legged Dead Lifts
  • Conclusion & Recap and Q&A

Episode 2: 
Hamstrings & Rectus Femoris

  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Review of the functional anatomy of the Hamstrings and Rectus Femoris including force couples and an insightful discussion on the impact of sitting.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Discussion of Pelvic Tilt 
  • Pros of self-myofascial release versus stretching for clients, lengthening hamstrings and self-myofascial release of hip flexors
  • Corrective exercise review: Split-stance Hip Hinge and progressions to Stiff Legged Dead Lift with split stance
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

Episode 3: 
Gluteus Medius & Adductors

  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Review of the functional anatomy and force couples as they relate to the Gluteus Medius and Adductors
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessment techniques: Walking and Single Leg Stance
  • Self-myofascial release of Gluteus Medius and Adductors
  • Corrective exercise review: Hip Hinge and Step Out with Lateral Shift, and progression to Step Out to Single Leg Support
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

Episode 4: 
Gluteus Satorius, Piriformus & Tensor Fascia Latae

  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Review of the functional anatomy including force couples, oblique chains and hip rotation as they relate to the Gluteus Satorius, Piriformus and Tensor Fascia Latae
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessment techniques: Walking and Single Leg Stance, Hip Rotation
  • Self-myofascial release of the posterior hip
  • Corrective exercise review: Supported Split Hip Hinge, and progression to Split Squat and Elevated REat Leg Split Squat
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

If you’re ready to have fun learning anatomy and, more importantly, be able to apply it to your most challenging clients to improve how they move, how they feel, and how they perform, then click on the link below.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If for any reason you are unhappy with the program and feel it truly does not serve you or your clients in any way just email us at [email protected]  within 30 days of your purchase and we will refund your payment in full.  We will likely ask for feedback.  Creating the products to best serve our customers is our top priority.


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