Hip Preservation Conference: Groin Pain Syndrome Known as Sports Hernia

In UPMC’s 3rd annual Hip Preservation Conference, Keelan Enseki, MS, PT, Rick Joreitz, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, and David Spaeder, PT, DPT, OCS identify the musculoskeletal impairments related to sports hernias, explain the rehabilitation process, and provide comprehensive treatment plans for patients with hip and core pathology. 

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Identify the interactive function of the core-hip complex 
  • Recall the screening process in order to rule out spine, hip, pelvic floor, nerve entrapment
  • Implement examination principles for adductor region injuries and for lower abdominal injuries
  • Explain movement examination considerations and patient reported outcomes 
  • Recall different ways to assess strength in the hip and core region
  • Identify the musculoskeletal impairments related to sports hernias, and how to address each one
  • Describe the phased approach of a post-op rehab program that is centered around a criterion-based progression
  • Identify the standard of care for both non-operative and post operative care for patients with hip and core pathology and explain the rehab process and provide a comprehensive treatment plan 
  • Recall and implement exercise plans to treat groin and hip pathology 


Drs. Enseki, Joreitz, and Spaeder have reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page.

Release Date: 12/8/2020 | Last Modified On: 12/8/2020 | Expires: 12/8/2021



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Dave Spaeder, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

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Keelan Enseki, PT, ATC

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