Very interesting course with lots of helpful information. Every level of trainer could learn something new - particularly from the case studies that showed how to interact with actual clients when designing their programs. I wish all courses were of this quality. Highly recommend.
- Continuing Education
Corrective Exercise Program Design
|CEC Credits:||ACE 1.3 CECs|
Design the Perfect Corrective Exercise Program for Your Clients
Musculoskeletal disorders and imbalances affect millions of people in the United States, with as many as one in two Americans afflicted, according to the National Institutes of Health. With corrective exercise, you can help your clients target underlying muscle and movement imbalances that cause pain and discomfort. By learning proper movements and techniques aimed at mitigating and eliminating musculoskeletal imbalances, you can help clients begin, return to or continue a program of regular exercise without limitations. The key to success, however, is designing the right program for each client.
Corrective Exercise Program Design will teach you how to develop and implement effective corrective exercise programs from a client’s very first session all the way through goal attainment. Using comprehensive case studies to demonstrate The BioMechanics Method® of corrective exercise program design, the course will teach you proper coaching and cueing, as well as communication skills and session designs that help you connect with clients to create a positive and empowering experience. You will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a custom corrective exercise program in the real world so you can help people overcome muscle pain, joint discomfort and movement limitations.
With the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in America, the reality is that most clients who seek health and fitness services are among those suffering from these conditions. In fact, studies have shown that 90% of people who currently use personal training services report experiencing pain related to temporary or chronic musculoskeletal issues while performing even low-level physical activities (Schroeder and Donlin 2013). Gaining the knowledge and skills to identify and correct muscle and movement imbalances is both crucial to your current practice and to your career growth. The lack of fitness professionals with the appropriate skills to serve people with muscle or joint pain and other physically-limiting musculoskeletal conditions has created a significant gap in the care continuum. Learning these skills will enable you to fill this need—and position yourself as a go-to professional in this area.
You will learn:
- To understand important insights into client motivation and behavior
- To implement a process for conducting successful corrective exercise consultations
- To identify variables that can positively or negatively influence corrective exercise program outcomes
- Various communication strategies for working with clients
- To design both individual sessions and complete corrective exercise programs
Corrective Exercise Program Design is a standalone course as well as Module 5 of The BioMechanics Method® Corrective Exercise Specialist Program. To learn more about earning the full specialist credential, click here.
Purchase price includes all online materials, unlimited test retakes and access to the course itself.
This course contains online lessons, digital text material, step-by-step video instruction and demonstrations, client assessment forms, skills tests, self-check activities, and online tests. When accessing the course, you’ll find a list of printable downloads with each lesson under the “course downloads” tab. Digital material not itemized in the downloads tab is not printable.
Please note: There are no refunds for the Corrective Exercise Program Design course. All sales are final.
Schroeder, J., and A. Donlin, eds. 2013. IDEA fitness programs and equipment trends report. San Diego, CA: IDEA Health & Fitness Association.
Very informative. I will use it as a tool in my PT practice. I am even considering completing the other modules. Thank you
As one other review noted, the material was simple in nature, and focused on steps to set up a program rather than the actual exercises to address client issues. Had I known this, I would not have purchased the course. The materials were laid out easily, the quizzes were very easy, and I completed lessons in much less time than the course had forecast. The very best part are the client case studies, which help you see the actual exercises given to clients for their needs, and how the are regressed/progressed. I believe I would have gained more from other parts of the biomechanics training; the business end is not of interest for my needs.
Most of the content was extremely simplistic - if you've done any personal training at all, this will be quite redundant and unhelpful. Plus, at times they reference things that are very apparently in the full program. The only beneficial content were the two case study examples at the end. That I appreciated and was able to learn from.
Course was laid out in a detailed and easy-to-follow manner. Recommended course especially if it's on sale!
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