Lateral hip pain, although frequently mistaken by patients for potentially crippling osteoarthritis, typically does not involve the hip joint itself. Instead, pain overlying the lateral aspect of the hip is associated most commonly with greater trochanteric hip bursitis, particularly when present in older individuals. But many times, a seemingly straightforward case of hip bursitis may be slow to respond to treatment, leaving clinicians scratching their heads as to why. Healthcare professionals should understand the differential diagnosis and treatment of greater trochanteric pain syndrome.
The goal of this greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) continuing education program is to help physical therapists identify the causes, features and treatments associated with GTPS. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the relevant anatomy of the lateral hip region and discuss diagnoses commonly associated with GTPS
- Explain the causes and risk factors linked with GTPS
- Discuss medical management techniques and physical therapy treatments for GTPS
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by The Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 10S1036 for 7/19/10 to 7/19/11; 11S0907 from 07/20/11 to 07/20/12; 12S1457 for 07/21/12 to 07/21/13; 13S1594 for 07/22/13 to 07/22/14; 14S1221 for 07/23/14 to 07/23/15; 15S1523 for 06/08/15 to 06/08/16; 16S1779 for 06/09/16 to 06/09/17).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE100015678, exp. date 12/31/10; CE110015686 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120017207 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CE130019644 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021531 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024012 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27094 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16); Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 3306 for 8/1/10 to 7/31/11; 3799 for 08/01/11 to 07/31/12; 4436 for 08/01/12 to 07/31/13; 5130 for 08/01/13 to 07/31/14; 5680 for 08/01/14 to 07/31/15; 6219 for 08/01/15 to 07/31/16; 2016-173 for 08/01/16 to 07/31/17) for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement.
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002354 for 07/02/11 to 12/31/12; PTCE003839 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007032 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010130 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 482-2010, exp. date 1/31/12; 116-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 223-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-267 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 05/26/11 to 05/26/15; 05/01/15 to 05/01/19.
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 01/30/12 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437.343 for 7/1/10 to 7/1/11; 437-3849 for 07/01/11 to 07/01/12; 437-4434 for 08/01/12 to 08/01/13; 437-4953 for 08/01/13 to 08/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
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