2019 HAPTA Fall Conference & Chapter Meeting

Saturday, November 2, 2019   –   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2019   –   9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Alohilani Resort – Waikiki Beach
2490 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815


Until August 31
August 31 to October 25
PTs – APTA Member $445   | $545
PTAs – APTA Member $355   | $455
Non-Members $625   | $725

Movement System Impairment Syndromes
of the Lumbar Spine and Hip:
Interactions and Evidence

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA

12 contact hours

PTs and PTAs only

The interactions of the lumbar spine and hip are particularly important to physical therapy for two reasons. The first reason is because of the challenge of determining whether pain in the hip region is from the lumbar spine, the hip or both. The second is the importance of the interactions of the kinetic chain the application to examination and treatment. When hip joint motion is altered or restricted, then lumbopelvic motion is the site of compensatory movement. Thus, the interaction of the hip and lumbar spine becomes particularly important. This lecture will describe the movement system impairment (MSI) syndromes of the lumbar spine and the hip joint. The discussion will include factors contributing to these syndromes particularly as they relate to the passive and active characteristics of muscle and to structural variations of the hip joints. The clinical and laboratory evidence of back and hip interactions will be discussed. The presentation will help clarify how the pain pattern and the examination that includes correcting the offending movement can assist the therapist in determining the regional source of the pain.

Saturday – DAY ONE
8  |  Registration opens and continental breakfast served
9:00 – 10:30  |  Movement System concepts and the kinesiopathological Model
10:30 – 10:45  |  Morning break
10:50 – 12:30  |  MSI syndromes of the lumbar spine
12:30 – 1:30  |  Lunch provided
1:30 – 2:45  | Demonstration of MSI exam for lumbar syndromes, discussion of treatment program
2:45 – 3:00  |  Afternoon break
3:00 – 4:00  |  Demonstration of MSI exam for lumbar syndromes: participants determine diagnosis and treatment program
4:00 – 4:45  |  Evidence for MSI lumbar syndromes: effect of hip motions
4:45 – 5:00  | Discussion
5:00  |  Course concludes for the day
5:00 – 8:00 |  Pub Night, Maui Brewing Waikiki, 2300 Kalakaua Ave

Sunday – DAY TWO
8:30  |  Registration opens and continental breakfast served
9:00 – 10:30  |  Structure and muscular control of hip joint
10:30 – 10:45  |  Morning break
10:50 – 12:30  |  MSI syndromes of the lumbar spine
12:30 – 2:00  |  Lunch and HAPTA Chapter Meeting
2:00 – 3:15  | Demonstration of exam for MSI femoral syndrome, discussion of treatment program
3:15 – 3:30  |  Afternoon break
3:30 – 4:30  |  Demonstration of exam for MS femoral syndrome, participants determine diagnosis and treatment program
4:30 – 5:00  |  Demonstration of exam and development of treatment program for subject with back and/or hip pain.
5:00 – 5:15  |  Evidence for factors in hip syndromes

5:15 – 5:30  | Discussion
5:30  | Course concludes

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the Movement System (MS) and factors contributing to development of pain syndromes.
  • Discuss concepts of relative flexibility and relative stiffness and the development of a joint’s tendency of moving readily in a specific direction.
  • Discuss the MSI syndromes of the lumbar spine.
  • Discuss the MSI syndromes of the hip joint.
  • Describe the examination and treatment for the MSI syndromes of the lumbar spine.
  • Describe the examination and treatment for the MSI syndromes of the hip joint.
  • Discuss the interactions of the lumbar spine and hip as affected by muscular and structural factors.
  • Discuss the evidence for the interactions of the spine and hip.

Shirley A. Sahrmann is a renowned teacher, researcher and clinician. Her legacy includes educating two generations of physical therapists and serving as the first director of the Movement Science Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Widely known as the developer of the Movement Systems Impairment syndromes method of identifying and treating impairments of the movement system, Dr. Sahrmann has authored two textbooks on this topic, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes,” which has been translated into seven languages, and “Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Cervical and Thoracic Spines and the Extremities.”

A prolific researcher and presenter, Dr. Sahrmann has authored numerous articles and abstracts and presented hundreds of courses around the United States in in more than two dozen countries around the world. She has served in dozens of volunteer roles including as a member of the APTA Board of Directors, as the Missouri Chapter president and as a member of the APTA Movement System Task Force. The list of honors and awards she has received is equally extensive.

Dr. Sahrmann received a bachelor’s in physical therapy, and a master’s and a PhD in neurology from the Washington University School of Medicine.

She retired in 2012 but continues to lecture to DPT and medical students and to present at continuing education courses.

Alohilani Resort – Waikiki Beach
2490 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Hotel Reservation link for conference and event guests

Parking is available at the Alohilani Resort for a charge of $8 for 10 hours of parking time. If your vehicle is parked longer than 10 hours, you will be charged $10 for each additional hour.

All APTA members are eligible for discounted member rates, regardless of chapter membership. You must be a member in good standing as of the date of the conference to be eligible for all member rates. Registrants who have a membership expiration date prior to the conference must provide proof of membership before the conference begins or they will be subject to paying the nonmember rate. New APTA members who do not yet have a member number must submit a copy of their membership application form or emailed confirmation to receive the member rate.

To cancel, email HAPTA at info@hapta.org or call (800) 554-5569 x113. Cancellations received by October 5, 2019  will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received between October 6 and October 25, 2019 will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds after October 25, 2019. Unless there is a waiting list for the course, substitutions will be accepted at no charge until October 25, 2019. All substitutions must be for the same member type and rate and are at the discretion of HAPTA staff. No substitutions will be accepted after October 25, 2019 or if the course has a waiting list.

In the unlikely event that HAPTA must cancel the course/conference, HAPTA will provide a refund of registrations fees. HAPTA will not be responsible for additional costs, such as travel, incurred by registrants.

The 2019 HAPTA Fall Conference course is sponsored by HAPTA. Pursuant to HRS section 461J-10.13, physical therapist and physical therapist assistant continuing competence units must be obtained from a provider or agency approved by the Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy. The Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy (“HAPTA”) is a board-approved provider of continuing competence units and certifies that this course is applicable to the physical therapy scope of practice in the state of Hawaii. PTs and PTAs from other states who wish to attend this course must contact their licensing board to determine if the course meets the continuing competence rules and guidelines for their state and/or licensing board.



If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Nicole Kinney, HAPTA Executive Director, at nicole@hapta.org or (800) 554-5569 x113.

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