Provider: The BioMechanics
Type: Online Course
CEC Credits: ACE 2.2 CECs

The Comprehensive Guide to Correcting Muscle and Movement Imbalances

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.

The Complete Corrective Exercise Library gives you access to a vast array of exercises that can be used to correct musculoskeletal imbalances and alleviate muscle dysfunction, joint discomfort and movement limitations. Containing nearly 200 different exercises, this digital library will arm you with the tools to help clients who are suffering from a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders find pain relief and increase their movement capabilities. The course also provides instruction on which exercises are appropriate and effective for specific musculoskeletal imbalances and demonstrates what to look for when clients are performing exercises to ensure they are both getting the most out of the movement, and executing it safely.

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:

  • Nearly 200 exercises—with progressions, regressions and alternatives—that can be used to create effective corrective exercise programs
  • To identify which muscle and soft tissue structure imbalances will be targeted with the various types of exercise modalities
  • The benefits of performing each individual corrective exercise
  • How to successfully teach and cue each corrective exercise through both written instruction and video demonstration
  • Tips and precautions for performing and teaching each exercise successfully

The Corrective Exercise Library is a standalone course as well as Module 4 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

A whole library of exercises! Takes you thorough the process step by step. Easy to understand. Loved the module!

This was an excellent resource and I am excited to implement it into my program. The course had a lot of visual examples, making it easy to follow. I definitely recommend this to any trainer who is needing practical examples to help clients improve their fitness!

The course is very helpful. There are a lot of good informations and the videos are very enlightening. It's no so hard to take.