Running the Risk of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome - PT22

Running the Risk of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

by Anne Ahlman, MPT and Philip Tarrant and Mark Murphy and Jeff G. Konin, Jeff G. Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
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This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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

Approval Information
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 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 for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 18S7427 for 6/11/18 to 6/11/19).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-518135 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TN Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 CE Requirement (approval no. 2017-219 for 08/01/17 to 07/31/18).
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE010130 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-198 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 05/01/15 to 05/01/19.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.

Course Originally Released on: 7/22/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/22/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2021


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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ANN M - valencia, CA  ·  Jan 10, 2019
I was very excited to get this information.
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Jennifer F - Magnolia, DE  ·  Jan 05, 2019
Great PT treatment/interventions
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jackie k - galion, OH  ·  Dec 31, 2018
very informative on how to progress therapy treatments.
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Anita T - Cabot, PA  ·  Dec 30, 2018
Learned there are 3 trochanter in bursa.
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walt r - johnstown, PA  ·  Dec 29, 2018
review for treatment & differential Dx
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