3311 – Ten Best Hip Exercises

Advanced / Pool Workshop


San Diego, CA / Friday, September 6, 2019 – 3:15-5:15 pm – 2.0 credit hours

(Indoor Pool: 3:15-4:15 pm / Classroom: 4:15-5:15 pm)


Faculty: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC



Hip mobility and strength is essential in human functional mobility. It influences the joints above and below, and with impairments, multiple issues can arise. Therefore, it is essential to include hip exercises into almost all aquatic exercise programs. This quick two-hour course will present my 10 favorite exercises for hips. Lecture will cover the current research and justification for exercise recommendations for a variety of hip diagnoses. Due to the fast pace of material presentation, this is an advanced course. The participant should be familiar with hip diagnoses, planes of movement and rehabilitation terms. 



1)  Describe common impairments around the hip and how those impairments influence the rest of the body.

2)  Apply, cue and progress 10 essential exercises to correct and maintain functional mobility and strength around the hip.


FACULTY: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy. As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (www.waterpt.com), she continues with hands-on clinical care in addition to her role as educator. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Additional certifications include Certified STOTT Pilates™ instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.


Beth not only provides continuing education for health care professionals, she is an adjunct faculty in the San Diego Mesa College PTA program, teaching Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses. She also provides the learning module/instruction on aquatic therapy to the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program. She is the recipient of the 2010 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award and the 2012 ATRI Professional Award.