The Hip ­- A review of hip mechanics, functional movement patterns and treatment

Posted on: February 26th, 2016 by Movement Sports Clinic No Comments

Health and Fitness Consultants Meet Up

With Louise Taylor and Tyson Plesuk

An evening of education, massage and pizza!

On Wednesday February 3rd we brought a group of Calgary health and fitness professionals together to discuss the hip and its relationship to injury and athletic function. Mount Royal University students attended to give free table massage and CocoBrooks supplied us with a delicious assortment of pizza. This session had both a lecture, practical and discussion components. Thank you to all who attended this event!


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Please find below a reference list on the presentation.

The Functional Hip 
Movement Sports Clinic Meet Up
February 3, 2016

Reference List

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Mills et al. Effect of restricted hip flexor muscle length on hip extensor muscle activity and lower extremity biomechanics in college aged female soccer players. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. Dec 2015: Vol 10, Number 7

Nagano et al. Mechanics of the muscles crossing the hip joint during sprint running. Journal of Sports Sciences, 2014:Vol. 32, No. 18, 1722–1728

Macadam et al. An examination of the gluteal muscle activity associated with dynamic hip abduction and hip external rotation exercise: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Physical Therapy. 2015

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Bolgia et al. Relative electromyographic activity in trunk, hip, and knee muscles during unilateral weight bearing exercises: Implications for rehabilitation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. January 2016
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2013 Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Seminar Manual

David Weinstock.  Neurokinetic Therapy: An innovative approach to manual muscle testing North Atlantic Books 2010

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