Physiotherapy Course Summary:
Prof. Dr. Neumann’s Kinesiology Lecture Description:
Dr. Donald A Neumann, physiotherapist, author, scholar, and teacher, will provide a 1-day course on the foundations of muscle-and-joint kinesiology of the hip and the surrounding regions. He is the author of the international bestselling Kinesiology textbook: "Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Physical Rehabilitation", 3rd edition (Elsevier 2017 - translated in 8 languages). His evidence-based anatomic and kinesiologic principles can be applied to a wide range of treatment approaches to the hip, from pediatrics to geriatrics, from both neurologic and orthopaedic perspectives.
Dr. Neumann’s course is presented through lecture and demonstration, enhanced by videos of cadaver dissections and gait animations. In addition, the presentation shows unique teaching models and many original anatomic and kinesiologic illustrations. The illustrations clearly describe the anatomic and mechanical basis for ideal and abnormal movement and posturing of the hip and lumbar spine.
After this course, participants shall be able to:
1. Understand the functional architecture of the proximal femur and acetabulum.
2. Understand the role of the ligaments and capsule of the hip in providing stability to the joint.
3. Describe hip kinematics from both a femoral-on-pelvic and pelvic-on-femoral perspectives.
4. Understand the inter-relationships between movement and muscle actions of the hip and lumbar
5. Cite primary functional role of the muscles of the hip, including how their function of each can be
altered by biomechanical and physiologic variables (such as length, joint position, or leverage).
6. Understand how the position and stability of the hip influences the posture of the trunk and lower
7. Understand the important role of the hip abductor muscles in generating forces and stability at the
This lecture is open to: physiotherapists, medical doctors, athletic trainers, yoga teachers, osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapy/medicine/athletic training/chiropractic/osteopathy students.