Hip Joint Pathology & the relationship to the Hip Flexor (Psoas) & Gluteal Muscles

Hip Joint Pathology & the relationship to the Hip Flexor (Psoas) & Gluteal Muscles

John Gibbons is a registered Osteopath, Lecturer and Multi-published Author and in this video he will be teaching pathologies of the Hip joint and how they cause pain to the lower back, disc, groin, buttocks like piriformis syndrome and knee.

He discusses an acetabular labral tear and also a femoroacetabular impingement called an FAI – these are cam and pincer type of impingement. He also mentions perthes disease and osteoarthritis of the hip joint. John also discusses how the hip flexors (psoas) are involved and the iliofemoral ligaments and how they cause an inhibition to the gluteus maximus (Gmax) through the hip extension firing pattern test. Janda and the lower crossed syndrome is also mentioned and how this can cause lower back, facet or disc pathology of L5 or L5 and involve the nerve roots.

Hip pain can be caused by a multitude of issues like a Gilmores groin or a sportsman hernia, bursitis, SUFE – slipped upper femoral epiphysis, dysplasia, stress fractures, pubic-symphysis dysfunction. Sensory nerve distribution from iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal and genito-femoral.

In another video John will teach you if the facet joint is stuck in an open position called an FRS (flexion, rotation and side bending) or fixed closed in an ERS (extension, rotation and side bending).

John also shows you in his other videos to assess the nerve root level of the adductors (obturator nerve through L3 reflex), patella tendon (femoral nerve through L4 reflex), semitendinosus (tibial / sciatic nerve of L5 reflex) and Achilles / plantar (tibial nerve of sciatic through S1 reflex) and a normal response is classified as 2++. Any reduced hypo-reflex (1+) or increased hyper-reflex (3+++) with Clonus and Babinski positive as might indicate some form of upper motor neurone lesion like Multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord tumour or brain injury. Any altered reflex will need further investigation as a possibility of disc or neural pathology. These techniques and more is taught on the Neurological Master-Class at the University of Oxford.

In terms of his courses he offers, you can attend one at a time if you prefer or book all ten and receive a discount. Once you have completed all the courses you will be able to call yourself a Bodymaster Method ® Practitioner and be registered on his website with the letters ‘BmP’ after your name.

John is the Author of the highly successful book and Amazon No 1 best seller called ‘Muscle Energy Techniques, a practical guide for physical therapists’. John has also written many more books and these include:

1. A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping and comes with a complimentary DVD.
2. The Vital Glutes, connecting the gait cycle to pain and dysfunction
3. Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis, SI joint & lumbar spine
4. The Vital Shoulder Complex
5. 2nd Edition of Kinesiology Taping
6. The Vital Nerves (released Oct 2020)

All his books are available to buy now through his website or from Amazon

John now offers Advanced Training in all aspects of Sports Medicine to already qualified therapists (athletic trainers, sports massage therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, physical therapists, personal trainers, pilates teaches etc) in manual therapy to ‘Diploma’ Level. You need to have attended all of his ten individual Therapy Courses before the diploma is awarded. His venue is based at the idyllic venue of Oxford University, home of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister.

Courses available and all the dates are online

1. Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation
2. Advanced Spinal Manipulation
3. Kinesiology Taping
4. Muscle Energy Techniques
5. The Vital Shoulder Complex
6. The Vital Cervical spine
7. The Vital hip & groin
8. The Vital Knee
9. Advanced Soft Tissue techniques
10. The Vital Neurological system
11. Pelvis, SIJ & Lumbar spine
12. The Vital Glutes & Psoas
13. Acupuncture & Dry needling

The Bodymaster Method ® Diploma is now recognised as a training provider and accredited with the STO – Sports Therapy Organisation.


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