Corrective Exercise Specialist
MOVE . FEEL . LIVE
What You’ll Learn In The [CES] Course
Specializing in Corrective Exercise with NASM can stretch your earning potential along with your clients’ abilities to reduce the risk of injury —helping them move, feel and live better.
As a [CES] Corrective Exercise Specialist, you will take your fitness career & ability to help your clients to new levels. You will learn how to assess clients in a whole new way.
It will help you identify a client's movement compensations, where they are weak or strong, & hone your ability to use that knowledge to design effective & efficient programs.
You will be able to assess clients from a generalized to a clinical-level of specificity. This is done by breaking down assessments into smaller, more in-depth segments so that you can identify different parts of the body in need of clinical attention &, consequently, your new Corrective Exercise Specialty skills.
The [CES] Corrective Exercise Specialist
W H Y B E C O M E A [CES]
HELP CLIENTS MOVE BETTER
& REACH WIDER GROUPS OF CLIENTS TO EXPAND YOUR PRACTICE
CLIENTS WILL RECOVER FASTER & MOVE UP IN MORE ADVANCED WORKOUTS
HELP CLIENT REACH THEIR FITNESS & MOVEMENT GOALS FASTER
REACH WIDER GROUPS OF CLIENTS TO EXPAND YOUR PRACTICE
THIS EQUATES WITH GREATER SATISFACTION IN YOUR WORK AND INCREASED REVENUE
P R E R E Q U I S I T E S
Although it is not required, it is recommended that candidates have at least one of the following credentials:
Certified Massage Therapist
NCCA, NBFE or DETC Accredited Health/Fitness Certification
4-Year College Degree
REPs Level 3 or higher (int'l)
THE BCD ACADEMY ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR WILL DISCUSS YOUR PARTICULAR PREREQUISITE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
YOU WILL BE A SPORTS MEDICINE CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST TRAINER [CES]
AFTER COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM
...SO WHAT'S IN THE PROGRAM DOC?
STARTING YOUR [CES] CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST
EDUCATION CERTIFIED WITH THE ACADEMY M.I.C.
Mentor I. Instructor. I. Coach
BCD ACADEMY M.I.C'S
Assuring you will
Pass all exams
Succeed in practice
ONE CHAPTER AT A TIME,
right to the finish line
& then some.
What Does a Corrective Exercise Specialist Do?
A Corrective Exercise Specialist [CES] is an expert in human movement assessment.
The [CES] accurately analyzes movement patterns, identifies overactive and under-active muscle groups & compensations.
The [CES] programs optimize abilities to move, exercise performance exercises, & reduces tissue tension caused by faulty body movement.
What is Corrective Exercise?
Corrective Exercise is a technique that leverages an understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics to address and fix movement compensations and imbalances to improve the overall quality of movement during workouts and in everyday life.
Corrective Exercise is used to help assess and determine the root cause of imbalances and faulty movement patterns that lead to issues with posture, balance, and total body coordination.
More About Corrective Exercise
Once the movement issues are identified, a Corrective Exercise Specialist can then develop an exercise routine that addresses the problem through foam rolling, stretching, and total body exercises.
>>> Addressing a client’s functional movement as well as identifying & issues impeding the movements stemming from the feet, knees, and hips, is how Corrective Exercise reduces the stress placed upon the human frame. By properly aligning the body, corrective exercises help it to handle the load that everyday movement puts on it and helps reduce the risk of future injury.
These corrective strategies help clients will move better, which will open up a variety of new exercises they will be able to do. It will also give clients the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and sports they enjoy and may not have been able to do otherwise.
The [CES] is ideal for current personal trainers as it helps sharpen the trainer's eye for assessments and gives the trainer the tools to help their clients move better.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Personal Support Workers
Health care professionals can utilize Corrective Exercise techniques as a bridge to progress a patient from the treatment room towards accomplishing their physical movement goals.
Mastering Corrective Exercise can help a Licensed Massage Therapists further their career by giving them a more targeted way to deliver soft tissue work as well as help their patients suggest self-care recovery programming.
Fitness coaches can help their clients' movement quality, enhance their recovery, & even help make them more resistant to injury caused by physical activity.
Stretching & Flexibility Coaches
Stretching & Flexibility Coaches can train clients, assess them, & provide customized stretching plans geared towards their specific needs & outcomes.
Strength & Conditioning Coaches
Strength and Conditioning Coaches can provide clients more targeted flexibility and strength training that enhances movement and increases performance.
Who Should Become a Corrective Exercise Specialist [CES]?
CHAPTER AT A TIME ,
YOU WILL BE TRANSFORMED INTO A FIRST CLASS SPORTS MEDICINE CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST TRAINER TITLE HOLDER!
HERE IS A SUMMARY OF CHAPTER-SPECIFIC CONTENT ... GET MOTIVED ... BE INSPIRED
S E C T I O N O N E
INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIVE EXERCISE
CHAPTER ONE: The rationale for Corrective Exercise
The student will understand the rationale and importance of delivering corrective exercise training to clients.
CHAPTER TWO: Human Movement Science & Corrective Exercise
Discover the relationship between functional anatomy, the human movement system, and optimal movement and how this applies to the overall corrective exercise strategy.
S E C T I O N T W O
CORRECTIVE EXERCISE TECHNIQUES
CHAPTER THREE: Inhibitory Techniques
Choose and implement the appropriate inhibitory strategies based on the current evidence gained from the assessments you’ve conducted.
CHAPTER FOUR: Lengthening Techniques
Learn the rationale and proper implementation of various flexibility modalities.
CHAPTER FIVE: Activation Techniques
Understand the guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for implementing isolated strengthening exercises.
CHAPTER SIX: Integration Techniques
Understand the importance of integrated dynamic movement and how to progress these movements to reach your client’s performance goals.
S E C T I O N T H R E E
CHAPTER SEVEN: Client Intake and Assessment
Learn best practices for client intake and assessment to create the most targeted training program that addresses their specific needs.
CHAPTER EIGHT: Static Assessments
Unlock the vital first step in the corrective exercise assessment process, which gives insight into the overall body alignment of the client.
CHAPTER NINE: Movement Assessments
Movement assessments are the cornerstone of the assessment process. Work through the assessment flowchart, selecting the most relevant and targeted assessments.
CHAPTER TEN: Mobility Assessments
Gain an understanding of how to further refine the assessment process with targeted mobility assessments.
Do I need a Personal Training Certification before obtaining a Corrective Exercise Specialization?
While a Personal Training Certification is suggested, it is not required to take the [CES] course.
To participate, it is recommended you hold a CPT, accredited health or fitness certification, a 4-year college degree in a similar field, or be a current Certified Massage Therapist.
S E C T I O N F O U R
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Corrective Strategies for the Foot and Ankle
Human movement is a complex balance of sensory stimulation, neuromuscular control, and biomechanical stabilization. At the root of human movement is the relationship between the foot and ankle. This chapter will review and explain the vital function of this aspect of the kinetic chain.
CHAPTER TWELVE: Corrective Strategies for the Knee
Because the knee is so commonly injured, it is essential to know the kinetic function of this area of the body. You will learn the basic anatomy of the knee, strategies for treating it with corrective exercises, and how to identify abnormal muscle activation patterns.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Corrective Strategies for the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex
The lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC) is a region of the body that has a massive influence on the structures above and below it. Because of this influence on neighboring muscles and joints, it's an incredibly important region to understand. The Corrective Exercise Specialist will learn how to ensure clients' LPHC are moving efficiently and safely.
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Corrective Strategies for the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder
This chapter will delve into the anatomy of the thoracic spine and shoulder, the mechanisms for common injuries in this region, the influence of altered thoracic spine movements on the kinetic chain, and more.
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Corrective Strategies for the Wrist and Elbow
The elbow joint functions as a link between the shoulder and wrist, providing a large amount of stability and motion. Given the complexity and necessity of the wrist and elbow, dysfunction can often be debilitating to normal activities of daily living. Within this chapter of the course, you will learn how to navigate this complex interplay between the wrist and elbow.
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Corrective Strategies for the Cervical Spine
This chapter will show you anatomy of the cervical spine, how to determine appropriate systematic assessment strategies for the cervical spine, how to select the appropriate strategies, and common injuries found in this region of the body.
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Self-Care and Recovery
Intense training and life stress can place unfamiliar demands on the body. Learn recovery strategies to mitigate the effects of these stressors on the body so that your clients can perform at an optimal level.
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Real-World Application of Corrective Exercise Strategies
Learn how to implement corrective exercise in a variety of scenarios and environments for clients with varying goals.
THE FINALS FOR YOUR
YOU WILL HAVE CHOICES FOR YOUR [CES] DESIGNATION
INDEPENDANT STAND-ALONE NASM EXAM (ONLINE)
GRANTS CERTIFICATION FROM NASM
NASM + BCD ACADEMY + AUM
ASSIGNMENT SERIES WITH VERBAL CHAPTER DISCUSSIONS & RESEARCH
GRANTS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FROM AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MONTSERRAT + BCD ACADEMY