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Your Clients FrameWork - 7 Steps to Healthy Muscles, Bones and Joints

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.7 CECs , ACSM 7.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Book DVD Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The Continuing Education Course, Your Client's FrameWork -7 Steps to Healthy Muscles, Bones and Joints, by orthopedic surgeon Nicholas DiNubile, M.D., is based on the book FrameWork, as well as a 77-minute DVD created especially for ACE fitness professionals and a special downloadable version of DiNubile's screening tool, "The Self-Test: Are You Built to Last?".

The 250-page comprehensive text, written in an easy-to-understand format by DiNubile and William Patrick, offers the first medically based fitness program designed to help individuals improve their musculoskeletal durability and navigate around injuries and musculoskeletal vulnerabilities. The 77-minute FrameWork DVD is divided into three segments: an exclusive interview with Dr. DiNubile; step-by-step demonstrations of exercise modifications, featuring exercises for low back pain, elbow tendinitis, knee and hip arthritis, and a host of other maladies; and footage taken directly from a PBS special which features demonstrations of the core exercises covered in the book. Finally, the downloadable self-test screening is the first step in the seven-step FrameWork program, and serves as a tool to help you identify clients' muscle imbalances, weaknesses or tightness, deficits in balance/proprioception, and loss of range of motion.

You wil learn:

  • Describe physiological characteristics of bone and soft tissues, and how they affect a healthy musculoskeletal system.
  • Describe the musculoskeletal screening tests which can help identify a client's weak links and allow for a tailored exercise program.
  • Identify programming modifications that fitness professionals can apply when training clients with certain musculoskeletal limitations.
  • Demonstrate how to properly perform different core exercises using either a mat or a ball.
  • Understand key nutrition and stress reduction strategies to support a healthy frame
  • Discuss options for navigating the healthcare system related to injury treatment


This course is included in our Orthopedic Exercise Specialty Certification.
Learn more about how you can become a specialist. »


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