Provider: The BioMechanics
Type: Online Course
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.

Career Outlook

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.

References

Schroeder, J., and A. Donlin, eds. 2013. IDEA fitness programs and equipment trends report. San Diego, CA: IDEA Health & Fitness Association.

Reviews

I have completed all five modules on the course. Loved the easy to understand language and videos throughout the entire course! I highly recommend this course.