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Please browse our list of products and classes. You ma note that all classes offered will yield NCEP approved CEC’s. Please note that some of the courses are online certifications and others are just continuing education.

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Anatomy and Functional Anatomy Behind Human Movement

2 CEC’s

 

This course was designed to teach and learn the anatomy and functional anatomy behind everyday and sport-specific movements. The course was designed to interpret the evidence-based research on the spine and foundation of lumbopelvic stabilization. Particularly, the importance and significance of the transverse abdominis, quadratus lumborum, multifidi and oblique muscles. To learn the foundation material about fascia, fascial slings and their effect on daily function. This course will teach common muscle length assessments of the lower body and functional assessments of the shoulder and spine. It will also teach the ‘weak links’ within the entire kinematic chain, according to the research and learn effective exercises to target these areas with rationale. Finally, will distinguish how the various systems of the body work together to produce movement.

 

 

Course outline:

Chapter 1: Skeletal Anatomy

Chapter 2: Functional Anatomy Behind Everyday movements

Practice examination
Glossary

 

Joint Movements and actions

2 CEC’s

This course was designed to teach the student how to differentiate how the joints of the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder and spine move. To distinguish how a hinge, pivot, ball and socket, saddle, condyloid and gliding joints move within the body. To differentiate the different types of bones within the musculoskeletal system and their respective function.

Finally, to compare the different planes of movement as it relates to both daily and sport-specific movements.

 

Course outline:

Chapter 1: Movement Terminology

Chapter 2: The Skeletal System

Chapter 3: Joint Motion
Chapter 4: The Muscular System

Practice examination
Glossary

 

Understanding Kinetic Chain

2 CEC’s

This course was designed to teach the student how to differentiate how the joints of the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder and spine move. To distinguish how a hinge, pivot, ball and socket, saddle, condyloid and gliding joints move within the body. To differentiate the different types of bones within the musculoskeletal system and their respective function.

Finally, to compare the different planes of movement as it relates to both daily and sport-specific movements.

 

Course outline:

Chapter 1: Movement Terminology

Chapter 2: The Skeletal System

Chapter 3: Joint Motion
Chapter 4: The Muscular System

Practice examination
Glossary

Foundations of BioMechanics

2 CEC’s

 

This course was designed to teach the concepts of mobility, stability, controlled mobility, and skill and how they all relate to movement.  In order to understand both biomechanical principles and foundational biomechanics, essential terms and principles behind movement must be understood first. By learning these fundamental concepts, the student will be able to interpret the biomechanics of movement within the spine, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.

Differentiate among the three planes of movement, providing one example of each.  Distinguish the factors that can affect or interfere with the range of motion. Compare the different types of range of motion available within the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder joints.

Express what the scapulohumeral rhythm (SHR) is within the shoulder and its importance with shoulder flexion and shoulder abduction movements.

 

Course outline:

Chapter 1: Biomechanical Principles

Chapter 2: Biomechanics of Movement

Practice examination
Glossary

Musculoskeletal and Movement Screenings

2 CEC’s

The course was designed to teach and learn how to compare the fundamental components behind both a musculoskeletal and movement screen. To independently execute or perform a musculoskeletal movement screen after completing the CPRS certification.   

 

To identify and recognize warning signs or red flags that indicate the client needs evaluation or treatment from a licensed medical professional. Finally, interpret recognizing normal vs. abnormal movement patterns, and be able to modify and select appropriate exercises.

 

Course outline:

Chapter 1: Importance of Screening

Chapter 2: Posture

Chapter 3: Common Postural Dysfunctions

Chapter 4: Movement Assessments

Practice examination
Glossary

Rehabilitation Principles

2 CEC’s

This course was designed to teach the foundation of how common injuries occur that affect the musculoskeletal system. To interpret the inflammatory process and all of the stages associated with an injury. To distinguish the difference between a ligament and a tendon injury. To distinguish the difference in tissue healing vs. bone healing as it relates to the post-rehab client. Understand the base pain mechanisms an individual experiences with any soft tissue, bone, or orthopedic injury. Be able to interpret the evidence-based research behind common soft tissue injuries, including medical management, physical therapy, and rehabilitation involved. Be able to design and defend an exercise program that includes post-rehabilitation training principles designed for a client that is individualized and client-specific.

Finally, differentiate the difference between neuromuscular control and stabilization training as it applies to the post-rehabilitation client.

 

Course outline:

Chapter 1:   How Injuries Occur

Chapter 2:   Foundation of Injury, Inflammation, and Healing Process

Chapter 3:   Pathophysiology of Tendon and Ligament Injuries 

Chapter 4:   Pathophysiology of Skeletal Muscle Injuries  

Chapter 5:   Pathophysiology of Bone Healing                             

Chapter 6:   Pain Mechanisms     

Chapter 7:   Restoring and Fostering Mobility and Stability   

Chapter 8:   Exercise Selection During the Rehabilitation Process  

Chapter 9:   Principles of Neuromuscular Control            

Chapter 10:  Principles of Stabilization Training         

Practice examination
Glossary

Foundation of Exercise and exercise Prescription

2 CEC’s

This course was designed to teach the foundation of therapeutic exercises on common medical conditions. To justify when prescribing any exercise, and when to recognize to modify or progress based on science. To interpret the difference between an open-chain movement vs. closed chain movements and be able to apply the principles of specificity and overload principle with the post-rehabilitation client. To define the four key training variables, or FITT principle (Frequency; Intensity, time, type. Finally, to be able to explain the four phases of a therapeutic exercise program, including the goals of these phases and methodology of implementation.

 

Course outline:

Chapter 1: Principles of Therapeutic Exercise

Chapter 2: Foundation of Therapeutic Exercise

Chapter 3: Aerobic Metabolism: Exercise Physiology Review

Practice examination
Glossary

Periodization Training Program Design

2 CEC’s

This course was designed for the student to be able to differentiate the principles of therapeutic exercise and program design as it relates to the post-rehabilitation client.

To learn the foundation principles of Periodization Training and Program Design.

To independently execute a sports performance evaluation and the components associated within the assessment. To differentiate between 15 common sports that include energy systems used, movement analysis, and functional anatomy involved. To be able to design sample beginner and advanced sport-specific training programs for common sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and others. Finally, be able to design sample microcycle, mesocycle, and macrocycle programs for 15 common sports.

 

Course outline:

Chapter 1: Principles of Therapeutic Exercise

Chapter 2: Foundation of Therapeutic Exercise

Chapter 3: Foundation of Program Design and Periodization Training

Chapter 4: Sample Training Programs for Common Sports

Chapter 5: Foundation of Sports-Specific Training

Practice examination
Glossary

Scope of Practice and Marketing

2 CEC’s

Rehabilitation Specialist as it relates to Post Rehabilitation Training. To interpret the role of the CPRS as it relates to Post Rehabilitation Training, and interpret the foundation of marketing. Be able to compare the difference between marketing and public relations as it relates to both fitness professionals and post-rehabilitation specialists. Interpret realistic opportunities and earning potential for the Post Rehabilitation Specialist. Distinguish how to market, promote, and utilize the advanced training and skillset as a CPRS.

 

Course outline:

Chapter 1: Scope of Practice Chapter 2: The Rehab Triangle Chapter 3: Foundation of Marketing 
Chapter 4: Marketing as a CPRS  Practitioner

Practice examination

Glossary

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