Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
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CEC Credits: ACE 0.2 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 2.0 CECs
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Stable Hips, Balanced Life

When it comes to issues associated with unstable hips, the good news is that simple exercises, when applied correctly, can bring relief from chronic pain and positively impact your clients’ quality of life.

This 2-hour course covers function, assessment, and alignment of the hip complex. Led by John Lindala, a biomechanics specialist with a Master of Science in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention, you’ll learn how misalignment of the hips can impact the surrounding joints and tissues, as well as performance of the ankle, knee, and spinal column.

You’ll also be guided through a 5 phase workout program designed to relieve pain and poor alignment throughout the hip complex. With phases, that include hip flexion, hip extension, hip abduction, hip adduction, and dynamic tension, the theory behind the workout program and each specific exercise will be explained, ensuring that you’ll be well-equipped with a tool to use with future clients. From active agers to athletes, this course will prepare you to help restore movement and balance into the lives of clients through hip health.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand how hip function directly affects performance of the ankle, knee, and spinal column
  • Assess asymmetries of the hip and apply strategic training techniques to correct form and function
  • Balance and stabilize the soft tissue affecting alignment of the hip complex through exercise
  • Develop individualized workout plans for clients to address issues related to hip stabilization

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
2.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2021 - December 2023). Providership # 687637


I am not very likely to recommend this course. While the exercises in the series did effectively activate the hip muscles, I was frustrated that the instructor did not name which muscles were being targeted by the specific exercises and why they were done in the order they were presented. I am not clear why some of the exercises were concentric contractions of the muscle groups (quads) while others were isometric holds. in the first module, the recording of the teacher who is demonstrating is in a tiny box, while the power point slides of the words are large. That was corrected in the second module. Also, if someone has a long term asymmetry in the hip, should they not also do more activation reps for the weaker side? I am not clear on how doing the same exercises on both sides does not just reinforce the unequal equation? I think this workshop would be much more effective if there was a person with a compensatory pattern that could model what that looks like in a movement pattern and how these activation exercises effect that.

This course is amazing. It is informative,detailed and simplified. I had results immediately. As a yoga instructor I believed I was very flexible. This course opened and centered my hips, giving me more flexibility and stability.

Excellent info and exercises. Weird test questions but the information and course was excellent