Utilizing the hip to influence dynamic lower extremity alignment has gained considerable attention within the physical therapy related literature. There is evidence to support a proximal control theory, but there also appears to be a limit to its effectiveness, particularly with regard to sport related tasks. This course will examine the proximal control approach to rehabilitating the hip. There will be a brief functional anatomy review as well as a review of the EMG activity of some commonly utilized hip exercises. The course concludes with the introduction of the idea of expanding from a proximal theory and adopting a more global and dynamic approach to organizing human movement.