PNMT for the Hip 



The vital role of the hip as a source of pain and its role in healthy movement is often overlooked. Issues of the hip may present local pain but can also greatly effect areas both above and below. For instance, restrictions in the hip demand that the low back compensate, leading to low back pain. Treatment of the low back (where the symptoms present) will be frustratingly unsuccessful. It is common to have hip pain where no visible pathology is discovered, precise soft tissue approaches can be amazingly effective. The focus of this seminar is on accurate assessment strategies and effective treatment techniques to help you treat the right structure for the right reason. We don’t just teach you how, we teach you why!


Typical Timeline

8:30 to 9:00 Registration

9:00 to 9:20 Opening Lecture / Welcome

  • Goals of NMT
  • Principles and Tenets

9:20 to 9:50 Hip ROM and pathology

9:50 to 10:00 Break

10:00 to 10:50 Lecture and demo on the gluteal group/ anatomy / practicum

10:50 to 11:00 Break

11:00 to 11:45 Sacrotuberous ligament anatomy and treatment demo

11:45 to 12:30 Integration of morning’s material and hip bursitis issues

12:30 to 1:30 Lunch

1:30 to 2:00 Deep Hip Rotator anatomy and demo

2:00 to 2:30 Practicum over deep rotators


2:40 to 3:00 ITB and TFL anatomy and demo

3:00 to 3:40 Practice


3:50 to 4:15 Hamstring anatomy and demo

4:15 to 4:45 Practice

4:45 to 5:00 Adductor anatomy and demo

5:00 to 5:30 Adductor practice

5:30 to 5:50   Video Scenario solving.

5:50 to 6:00 Fill out course evaluation

Objectives for the PNMT Hip Seminar are:


  1. To understand and name the three criteria which might indicate the presence of osteoarthritis of the hip
  2. That the participant can state at least two indicators for treatment of each muscle covered in the seminar
  3. To clearly state the accepted norms for internal/external range of motion of the hip and demonstrate the measurement protocol
  4. To demonstrate the measurement of hip adduction and name two muscles which may limit it
  5. To state one criteria which definitively differentiates grade one, two, and three hamstring strains
  6. To state the accepted norm of hamstring range of motion and demonstrate measurement
  7. To explain the possible role between adductor magnus and the hamstrings and cite the research which links them
  8. Name a least three common physical findings in the presence of a trigger point