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

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.7 CECs , ACSM 7.0 CECs Included in Course:Book DVD Online Quiz $139.95 Add To Cart

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

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  • 175 Reviews
  • 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 will 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. »


    Customer Reviews

    Dean (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/22/16 11:42 AM

    This is a good overall course to learn proper considerations and training techniques to avoid and recuperate from injury.

    Joe (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/17/16 8:19 AM

    Not up to date with current research. One area in particular was stretching.

    steven (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/24/16 1:35 PM

    It is very important for trainers to be able to try and keep people active while not causing injury. The key to this is to identify weak links and problem areas, which the program does a good job of covering. Well structured, DVD is not too long but covers the main items as a good review and more in-depth look at the system, and the test was representative of the material.

    Arun (ACE Certified Professional)

    4/4/16 12:18 PM

    It is a great refresher course for me.

    Robert (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/28/16 8:14 PM

    Course was a bit outdated interns of diet and some of the exercises. Also, the DVD is Windows only - I am unable to view it. It should state that someplace before purchase or test questions specific to the DVD should be taken off of the test.

    Katherine (ACE Certified Professional)

    3/10/16 1:51 PM

    I liked this course. The "Framework" book is very helpful from a practical, hands-on standpoint. I plan to incorporate a good bit of it into my everyday work with clients.

    Carmen (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/28/16 2:15 PM

    Should be required curriculum for all trainers! Great course.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you Carmen for your feedback!  We are happy you enjoyed the course and hope it will become a staple in your fitness library.

    Joan (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/24/16 10:40 PM

    This book is written for the lay person and has so much cutsie fluff and back stories it's time consuming to filter through it to find the real information if you don't have hours and hours to read through all of it. Best part is in the very back.

    Douglas (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/31/16 8:54 AM

    It's a great course. Covers a lot of information.

    Joleen (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/25/16 6:33 AM

    Would be nice to see ALL the answers when going back to see the incorrect ones. I did go out and then go back in to find them but it would be nice to see them right away at the end of the quiz

    Joan (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/19/16 7:18 AM

    This course is a practical, no nonsense approach to dealing with real people in today's fitness world. I look forward to using the results of my own self test to adapt my workouts for my aging, active body.


    1/6/16 5:09 AM

    This book is a great read because it contains a wealth of preventative knowledge to keep yourself healthy physically and mentally. It drives home the importance of nutrition, rest, hydration as well as exercise in all of its forms. Everyone would benefit from this knowledge.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you Kathryn, we appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed the course!

    Philip (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/24/15 8:02 AM

    Very good emphasis on building muscles and stretching for both rehab and prehab work for clients

    Cayetano (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/18/15 4:24 PM

    Five Star for sure

    Ilya (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/15/15 12:25 PM

    Excellent read. The information is presented in an easy to understand manner, and there is much explanation on how to apply the advice in real life. Loved the course.

    Marcella (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/6/15 11:44 AM

    The information was well written and presented. As a massage therapist, I already knew much of the information but applying it as a personal trainer was extremely helpful!

    Claire (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/27/15 8:49 AM

    The book was great - medical student I appreciated the scientific basis of all of the recommendations and the current research. My only qualm is that it hasn't been updated since 2005, so a few of the recommendations are out of date. The only reason I'm giving 4 out of 5 stars is that the DVD was boring and it is difficult to jump to particular areas of interest using it. If I could use the main menu to choose the injury/ailment for which I wanted extra information, it would be a much more useful tool.

    John (ACE Certified Professional)

    10/12/15 3:05 PM

    Good overview of joint / muscle / and bone health. I'm looking forward to a more up to date version.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you John!  We are glad you found the course useful.

    Dawn (ACE Certified Professional)

    9/9/15 7:57 PM

    Good overview of what you should be looking for when training your clients. Test questions matched info in the book.


    ACE REPSONSE:  Thank you Dawn for your feedback.  We are happy that you enjoyed the course. 

    KATHERINE (ACE Certified Professional)

    9/3/15 4:14 PM

    A waste of my time and money. Very vague, no in depth teaching. A book for extreme beginners.


    7/28/15 12:37 PM

    It helped me have a better understanding of what I learn to get my CPT.

    Travis (ACE Certified Professional)

    7/4/15 3:02 PM

    A lot of great information. I enjoyed the book and the quiz touched on important topics.

    Deanna (ACE Certified Professional)

    6/14/15 9:30 AM

    Very comprehensive overview. The book by Dr. DiNubile is written well and should be read by every fitness professional. This will be a nice resource book.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you Deanna for your feedback!  We are happy to hear you found this course educational and a great resource for you.

    Victoria (ACE Certified Professional)

    6/13/15 2:24 PM

    This class has great solutions to everyday orthopedic problems. It gives charts and pictures to facilitate client and trainer interaction.


    ACE RESPONSE:  Thank you for your feedback Victoria!  We are glad that you found some solutions to use with your clients.

    George (ACE Certified Professional)

    5/10/15 3:24 PM

    Great Start to the certification. Looking forward to the rest of the content.


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