Kinetic Control: Movement Solutions for Lateral Hip Pain

12th February 2016

On June 4 Mark Comerford delivers one-day seminar for SmartEducation, Belgium on:

Kinetic Control: “Movement Solutions for Lateral Hip Pain”

Lateral hip pain, also known as greater trochanteric pain syndrome, is a very common and often disabling condition and adults, and athletic young people. It has a higher prevalence in women (15%) than men (6.6%). It is often misdiagnosed because it frequently coexists with low back, pelvic, leg pain and lower quadrant biomechanical impairments.

There are a myriad of structures around the hip and pelvis that contribute to lateral hip and trochanteric pain. There are at least 13 different articular, osteo ligamentous and myofascial tissues along with many myofascial trigger points and nerves that contribute to pain in this region (usually in multiple combinations). These structures require specific palpation of movement assessment and differential diagnosis.

Treating and managing lateral hip and trochanteric pain requires the diagnosis of the potential contributing structures and mechanisms along with a clinical reasoning strategy to determine priorities in management. This involves a multifactorial approach to management.


Following this seminar, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the prevalence of lateral hip and trochanteric pain and why it coexists with low back, pelvic and leg impairments
  • Be able to recognise the features and presentation of many potential sources of pain. In this region
  • Insights in palpation and manual assessment of these structures to make a more detailed differential diagnosis of the structures and tissues that contribute to pain
  • Perform a movement based biomechanical evaluation of the lower quadrant and analyse related impairments
  • Test for and mobilise articular and myofascial restrictions that contribute to mechanical stress and movement compensation in this area
  • Perform movement control tests to identify the site and direction of uncontrolled movements in the lumbar spine, pelvis and leg that are related to lateral hip and trochanteric pain
  • Develop appropriate movement control retraining options to recover, low threshold (alignment and coordination) and high threshold (strength and speed) impairments identified in the movement control tests
  • Assess for and treat related myofascial trigger point contributions
  • Evaluate and manage potential neurodynamic influences
  • Use a clinical reasoning strategy to develop priorities in management planning
  • Understand the value and benefits in movement control rescreening to minimise recurrence of lateral hip and trochanteric pain

Date: 4 June 9am - 5pm

Venue: Odisee University College - Stationsstraat 301, 1700 Dilbeek, Belgium

For full details about booking on to this seminar visit the smartEducation website

Kinetic Control – Education in Movement

Keywords: Kinetic Control, Courses