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Chronic Musculoskeletal Challenges and Exercise

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  • Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
  • Credits: ACE 0.5 CECs , ACSM 5.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Online Content Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Chronic musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis, osteoporosis, and lower back pain can present challenges for personal trainers and their clients. And with an astounding number of Americans suffering from those conditions, it’s important to know how to maintain physical exercise without furthering injury. Discover how to design and adapt exercise programs with modifications and progressions specific to musculoskeletal ailments.


You will learn:

  • Risk factors, symptoms and health consequences of lower back pain, osteoporosis and arthritis
  • Strategies for reducing risk of further injury and decreasing joint stress
  • To design or adapt safe and effective exercise programs for adults with chronic musculoskeletal disorders
  • Nutritional considerations related to osteoporosis


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


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