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Breaking Down Hip Assessments

Today we have something very special on the podcast, as many people may know I work at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston. 

We do a lot of continuing education, we take a lot of doctoral students on their last rotations and strength in-turns. 

On the medical side have done a lot of hip assessments, a lot of these hip examinations, and this podcast is actually the audio from a recorded lecture I did for the entire staff on: an in-service related to assessing hips.

Looking at the way people move for a hip function, hip mobility, what different tests can be done, who needs a different type of squat or exercise program, or what kind of mobility limitations somebody might have, and how you’d go about fixing those. 

A lot of people are interested in this kind of stuff so I wanted to share this audio version, but if you’re really interested in seeing the test being broken down, we want to also provide that avenue for people too.

So the full video version is on our online platform the Hero Lab and Shift HQ, which is essentially my monthly membership group where we have a massive amount of gymnastics medical providers, overall strength coaches, and people in the community who are learning from me, doing lectures and also interacting with other likeminded people online. 

If you want to see the video version of this click the link below: www.shiftmovementscience.com/theherolab

We discuss:

  • The “layers” of the hip from boney, to ligaments, to the kinetic chain.
  • Breaking down hip flexor, quad, and adductor soft tissue flexibility.
  • Understanding when mobility won’t change based on bone structure.
  • How to assess hamstring tightness vs nerve tension.
  • How to change programs and exercises based on the table assessment.

To listen to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher click below:

Breaking Down Hip Assessments  


Hope it helps!

– Dave

Dr. Dave Tilley DPT, SCS, CSCS
CEO/Founder of SHIFT Movement Science