Managing Osteoarthritis of the Hip



According to recent data from 2020, the incidence and prevalence of osteoarthritis is catastrophic worldwide, primarily in economically developed countries such as Canada, the United States and Australia.

Hip OA accounts for approximately 22% of all types of OA in these countries. With the significant aging of the population, hip OA will undoubtedly be one of the major medical diagnoses present in our patients within the next 10 years.

It is therefore essential for health professionals to be well informed about hip osteoarthritis in order to manage your patients/clients who consult you for this condition.

Developed by Key Clinical Skills, this course is the most comprehensive and up-to-date continuing education course on hip OA available.

This training is presented in 8 modules in the form of dictated presentations and supported by course notes.

In addition, you will be able to download the A-STEP self-treatment exercise program and the complete document on complementary conservative management strategies.

You will also get explanatory sheets to give to your patients/clients.


Course plan:

Module 1: Basic Science of Osteoarthritis

  • Structure, nutrition and health of cartilage
  • Epidemiology of osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Risk factors for hip osteoarthritis
  • New insights into the pathogenesis of hip OA


Module 2: Clinical Assessment

  • Evaluation of the lower quadrant (mobility, manual muscle assessment, etc)
  • Differential diagnosis (neurological, vascular, infectious, stress fracture, cancer, etc)
  • How to properly assess pain related to hip osteoarthritis
  • Outcome measures: 30 second chair rise test, 30 meter brisk walk, TUG, Stair Climb Test, 6 minute walk test
  • Tredelenburg sign


Module 3: Medical Evaluation 

  • X-rays
  • Fractures, Vascular Necrosis, Dysplasia, Labial Pathologies, etc
  • Laboratory analysis: Sedimentation Rate, Rheumatoid Factor, C-Reactive Protein, etc


Module 4: Medical Management – medication, injections and surgery

  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Medical interventions
  • Surgical interventions


Module 5: Basic Management – Education, Exercise, Weight Control

  • Recommended Interventions
  • 4 strategies to improve understanding and compliance
  • Education +++, motivational interviewing
  • Key messages


Module 6: Exercise Program

  • Exercise and pain management
  • Exercise and mobility
  • Aquatherapy, group exercises, Tai Chi
  • Key messages


Module 7: Complementary Strategies – Orthotics, Technical Aids, Manual Therapy

  • Scientific evidence regarding these strategies
  • Scientific evidence regarding technical aids for walking
  • Scientific evidence regarding analgesic modalities (TENS, Shockwave, etc)
  • Scientific evidence regarding manual therapy (massage, mobilizations, etc.)
  • Clinical prediction rules for health care professionals


Module 8: Additional Resources

  • Informed Consent
  • Classification guidelines
  • Outcome Measures
  • Intervention Calculator
  • Medications and Adverse Events
  • Weight Management
  • Exercise
  • Orthosis
  • Mobilization with movement, manual mobilization, stretching

Interested in this online course? Click here to view excerpts from the online course.

Interested in the Musculoskeletal theme? Click here to discover the musculoskeletal course.


* You can view the online course whenever you want, there is no deadline for completion.

* Within a maximum of 24 business hours following your purchase (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday), you will receive all the necessary information by email to view the course.


  1. Understand the structure, nutrition and function of articular cartilage
  2. Appreciate the current model of osteoarthritis pathogenesis
  3. Know the differential diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis
  4. Know be able to apply the current clinical practice guidelines to managing hip osteoarthritis
  5. Be familiar with the role of adjunctive interventions including; bracing, manual therapy and modalities

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