Osteoarthritis of the Hip: Rehabilitation and Treatment Strategies, 2nd Edition


About the Course:
This intermediate-level course is designed to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a comprehensive overview of current evidence-based treatment strategies for patients with Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip joint. The course reviews the pathomechanical changes that are associated with hip OA and discusses nonmodifiable and modifiable risk factors.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the pathoanatomical changes typical of the progression of osteoarthritis of the hip joint.
  • Identify risk factors in the development of hip joint osteoarthritis.
  • Describe the findings for diagnosing osteoarthritis of the hip, including patient presentation, clinical examination, and diagnostic imaging.
  • List appropriate outcome measures used with individuals with osteoarthritis of the hip joint.
  • Describe physical therapy, pharmacological, and surgical interventions that can be used in treating hip joint osteoarthritis.

About the Author:

Keelan Enseki, MS, PT, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, received master’s degrees in physical therapy and health and rehabilitation science from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to completing a 2-year sports physical therapy residency program at the University of Pittsburgh, he is a certified athletic trainer and is a board-certified orthopedic and sports clinical specialist. As a senior staff physical therapist at Centers for Rehab Services/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Center for Sports Medicine, Mr. Enseki specializes in treating an active population with a special focus on hip disorders. He also serves as the director of clinical practice innovation, administrative director of physical therapy residency and fellowship programs, and director of the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program. Mr. Enseki has presented extensively on rehabilitation of the hip and has coauthored several published articles and book chapters on hip conditions. He has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy in Sport. He recently participated in the development of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Clinical Practice Guidelines for hip osteoarthritis and nonarthritic hip pain.


How to receive credit:

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
  • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.


Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.