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Comprehensive FrameWork Series Bundle: A Guide to Healthy Muscles, Bones, and Joints

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 2.0 CECs , ACSM 20.0 CECs Included in Course:Online Content Book DVD Online Quiz $299.95 Add To Cart

Comprehensive FrameWork Series Bundle: A Guide to Healthy Muscles, Bones, and Joints

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  • The Continuing Education Course, Comprehensive FrameWork: A Guide to Healthy Muscles, Bones, and Joints, by orthopedic surgeon Nicholas DiNubile, M.D., is a text and video-based course. It is based on his four-book series (FrameWork: 7 Steps to Healthy Muscles, Bones and Joints; FrameWork for the Knee; FrameWork for the Lower Back; and FrameWork for the Shoulder), as well as a 77-minute DVD created especially for ACE-certified fitness professionals. A special downloadable version of DiNubile's screening tool, "The Self-Test: Are You Built to Last?" is also included as an exclusive benefit to ACE professionals.

    This comprehensive text, written in an easy-to-understand format, offers the first medically based fitness programs designed to help professionals improve their clients' 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. Footage is taken directly from a PBS special, featuring demonstrations of the core exercises covered in the book. Lastly, the downloadable self-test screening serves as a tool to help professionals identify clients' muscle imbalances, weaknesses or tightness, deficits in balance/proprioception, and loss of range of motion.

    Course Objectives:

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe physiological characteristics of bone and soft tissues and how they affect a healthy musculoskeletal system.
    • Recognize general anatomical structures of the knee, lower back, and shoulder.
    • Discuss factors that contribute to knee instability and pain, low-back pain, and shoulder dysfunction and pain.
    • Explain and debunk common myths about back pain.
    • Describe the musculoskeletal screening tests, which can help identify a client's weak links and allow for a tailored exercise program.
    • Identify programming modifications and exercise progressions 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.

    Courses in this bundle include:


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    Customer Reviews

    Julia (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/14/15 2:07 PM

    I am only rating this course a 3 star because of when these books were written and their resources are a bit out dated. Great information in the books, however, if they could be updated a bit more regularly, that would be ideal, since there are so many advances in medicine, training and nutrition, I would want to stay up to date rather than have something that was written 5 or 10 years previously.

    Gabrielle (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/12/15 7:30 AM

    Very good summary of principles that I consider basic for fitness professionals with a lot of functional biomechanics and post-orthopedic therapy education.


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