PABC Course: The Athlete’s Hip - Simplifying Evaluation, Treatment, and Return to Sport

August 24, 2021 update - please be aware that this course will abide by the Ministry of Health requirements. All attendees will be required to show proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Masks will be mandatory. 


Hip pathology is an often under-appreciated and misunderstood problem for clinicians and athletes alike. As intra-articular and extra-articular hip pain has become more prominent, surgical procedures have increased exponentially, but examination and conservative management have unfortunately lagged behind.
This two-day course will delve into evidence-based evaluation, conservative management, and return to sport of athletes presenting with hip pain. Through lecture and lab sessions, you will learn how to evaluate and treat athletes presenting with intra-articular and extra-articular pathology. This includes learning how to appropriately modify exercise prescription, determine load dosage, and manage the return to sport decision making process.
By simplifying the evaluation and management of these conditions, at the conclusion of this course, clinicians will be more confident in determining underlying pathology, appropriate management, need for surgical consult, and safe return to sport.



Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm

Target Audience:
Physical Therapists


John has worked in various outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine environments but specializes in the treatment of athletes with hip pain and more specifically ice hockey athletes. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree from Youngstown State University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

After practicing for several years, he became board certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He currently manages a private practice in Columbus, Ohio that caters to an athletic patient population. When not treating patients, he lectures nationally and internationally on topics focused on the management of The Athlete’s Hip and The Ice Hockey Athlete and manages his website ( that provides educational material for physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other allied health professions.

John lives with his wife (Lauren) and two furry children (Aila and Tugger) in Columbus, Ohio.

All participants are responsible for ensuring that they have a current license to practice from the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC). If participants are from out of BC, they must acquire a Temporary License from CPTBC

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm
Produced by PABC
Event cost
$475 - $725
In person

Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

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