Treating Hip Pain & Dysfunction

About this workshop

This workshop focuses on a new technique for treating hip pain and dysfunction and draws its origins from the NAT (Niel-Asher Technique) Shoulder technique. Stuart`s insight into the hip treatment protocol was developed from applying the NAT shoulder technique over numerous years, particularly while working with high performance athletes.

After applying the principles in NAT shoulder over and over with such success, the question crossed my mind” could we apply the NAT shoulder TREATMENT PRINCIPLES IN THE SAME MANNER TO THE HIP JOINT”

Could it be that the hip also develop a generalized neurological capsular pattern of dysfunction, driven by nociceptive pain and chronic inflammation.

It's application is most effective in dealing with chronic structural dysfunction or dysfunction of acute or chronic overload, and is highly effective in dealing with the athlete whose sport requires high loads, e.g.: Soccer, triathlete, hockey, runners, weightlifters etc.

Workshop Outline


Part 1

Understanding the fundamentals:


Discuss the specific sequence of muscle activation involved during joint movement.

These are; Hip Extension, Hip Abduction, and Hip Rotation movement

Case study discussion to further consolidate your understanding

Part 2


A brief look at some of the common structural dysfunctions which often coincide with altered hip movement patterns. This section is to bring awareness that these dysfunctions often co-exist, no structural treatment is to be demonstrated but as the hip is a weight bearing joint there will need to be a level of understanding.

Part 3


Demonstration of the hip treatment technique:

  • Hip extension

  • Hip abduction

  • Hip rotation

  • AIS (Active Isolated Stretching) protocols


  • Supervised practical session learning the Neil-Asher treatment seque​nce under supervision


          About Stuart Hinds









Stuart Hinds is a leading Australian soft tissue therapist with over 28 years’ experience in professional practice. He regularly lectures on remedial soft tissue techniques at Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia), and is internationally recognized for his work with the Australian Olympic Teams (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012). 

Stuart was a keynote speaker at the 3rd Joint Sportex Sports Massage Association Conference in the UK (2005) and the Australian Soft Tissue Conference (2012).  He has also been a presenter at the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport in Canberra (2003), the AAMT National Conference in Canberra (2005), The Institute of Registered Myotherapists National Conference in Melbourne (2007), the AAMT National Conference in Hobart (2009) and the IRMA Myotherapy National Conference (2010).

Stuart has pioneered his own technique for treating hip pain and dysfunction (the NAT Hip Technique) and regularly publishes articles in local and international industry journals and mainstream publications relating to soft tissue treatments and musculoskeletal dysfunction. In 2016, Stuart was awarded a lifetime membership with Massage & Myotherapy Australia for his significant support and contribution to the industry.

Stuart established his online education website in 2001, which has a large range of online professional development resources to support and extend the skills of remedial massage therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, myotherapists, chiropractors and other soft tissue therapists. As a recognised education provider with Massage & Myotherapy Australia and a proud partner of Niel Asher Healthcare, offers trusted, quality educational products that



Participants will further receive
  • 25% discount on the online course which includes

  -   Fully illustrated course text (133 pages)

  -   11 online video classes

  -   Online exam & certification

  • Morning & afternoon tea & buffet style lunch provided

Workshop Cost

  -   $390sgd Early Bird till Feb 15th, 2019

  -   $425sgd Non-early bird

Course Date: March 23, 2019

Price: $390sgd Early Bird  till February 15th 2019

          $425sgd Non- Early Bird

*Price includes tea/coffee snacks & lunch

*Participants will also be eligible for a 25% discount on the online course content, containing videos and underpinning research material at

Workshop runs from 9am-5pm

Registration from 8.45am


Booking Conditions:

1. A 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is payable on day of registration for all courses.

2. Final outstanding balance is due two weeks prior to course date.

3. Failure to pay the outstanding balance on time may forfeit your place on the course.


Course Cancellation Policy:

  • Upon registration, the 50% deposit paid is NON-REFUNDABLE.

  • Less than 30 days cancellation, 50% of remaining course fee is non-refundable.

  • Less than 2 weeks cancellation, 100% non-refundable.

  • No refund will be given if you do not complete any part of the 2 day course.

  • Bodyworks Manual Therapy Training Pte. Ltd. reserves the right to cancel any course, in which case all money already paid, will be refunded in full. We will not be responsible for any travel expenses – air ticket & hotel – paid by the registrant

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