The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment

$149.00

NEW PROGRAM!

The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment is Module 1 of The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist course. It is recommended that the course modules be completed in order to optimize the learning experience. If you choose to complete all five components of the program, you will receive a certificate signifying your competency as a Corrective Exercise Specialist from The BioMechanics Method.

This course is approved for the following continuing education credits/units:

  • ACSM 13.0
  • BOC 5.5 (Category A)
  • Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 5.5 (Type 1)
  • YMCA 13.0

(Please Note: Also eligible for continuing education credits by petition from many others.)

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 5.5 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 5.5 Category A hours/CEUs.  AT Level of Difficulty: Essential AT Domains: (1=Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; 2= Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis; 3= Immediate and Emergency Care; 4= Treatment and Rehabilitation; 5= Organizational and Professional Health and Well‐being): 1, 2, 4
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from December 2017 – December 2020–Providership # 817430.

Pricing and Format Options For This Program:

Online Format: $149.00    NEW PROGRAM!

Upon purchase of any BioMechanics Method course, your information will be forwarded to the appropriate personnel at The BioMechanics Method.  Within 24 hours of purchase you will receive an email confirming your enrollment in the course, along with instructions on how to access your course and set up your password. You will have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course.

Description

The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment provides fitness professionals with a step-by-step process for assessing clients for the twelve most common musculoskeletal imbalances that can cause muscle dysfunction, joint discomfort and movement limitations. You will learn how to apply essential assessments with clients in real-life fitness settings to help you understand how musculoskeletal imbalances can affect a client’s ability to perform exercises and activities of daily living successfully and without pain.

Research shows that almost 90 percent of people who currently utilize the services of health, fitness and exercise professionals services report having temporary or chronic musculoskeletal issues that prevent them from performing even low-level physical activities without experiencing pain (Schroeder and Donlin 2013). Studies also show that one of the fastest growing segments of the population joining gyms is the over-55 demographic, yet only about 50 percent of fitness and exercise professionals report having the appropriate skills to serve people with muscle or joint pain and other physically limiting musculoskeletal conditions (IHRSA 2017; Schroeder and Donlin 2013).

The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment Course helps fill this gap in care by educating students about the most common musculoskeletal imbalances that can cause muscle dysfunction, joint discomfort and movement limitations. It also teaches students how to perform a series of musculoskeletal assessments on the feet, ankles, knees, lumbo-pelvic hip girdle, thoracic spine, shoulder girdle, neck and head to increase their knowledge in this area of competence and improve their performance in conducting musculoskeletal assessments when working with clients.

IHRSA. 2017. IHRSA health club consumer report. Boston: International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association.

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

The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment is Module 1 of The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist course available through AAHF. It is available for purchase as a standalone course to enable students to learn about musculoskeletal imbalances and assessments while also providing an affordable option for those interested in earning the full Corrective Exercise Specialist credential (i.e., TBMM-CES). The remainder of the TBMM-CES course components, which are also available through AAHF, include:

  • Understanding Muscles and Movement
  • The Fundamentals of Corrective Exercise
  • The Complete Corrective Exercise Library
  • Corrective Exercise Program Design

The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist course is a step-by-step learning program. It is recommended that the course modules be completed in order to optimize the learning experience. If you choose to complete all five components of the program, you will receive a certificate signifying your competency as a Corrective Exercise Specialist from The BioMechanics Method.

Upon purchase of any BioMechanics Method course, your information will be forwarded to the appropriate personnel at The BioMechanics Method.  Within 24 hours of purchase you will receive an email confirming your enrollment in the course, along with instructions on how to access your course and set up your password. You will have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course.

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.

Course Objectives

In this course you will learn:

  1. Various techniques for assessing the musculoskeletal system (i.e. verbal, visual and hands-on)
  2. A step-by-step process for assessing the feet, ankles, knees, lumbo-pelvic hip girdle, thoracic spine, shoulder girdle, neck and head
  3. How musculoskeletal imbalances can cause muscle dysfunction, joint discomfort and movement limitations
  4. How musculoskeletal imbalances can affect the function of the entire body
  5. How to record the results of a client’s musculoskeletal assessment

Course Materials

Course Materials:

  • The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment online lessons
  • The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment online video
  • The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment online quizzes

Please Note: The lessons for each module contain text material, video demonstrations, self-check activities, skills tests and quizzes

Table of Contents

Please Note: The lessons for this module contain text material, video demonstrations, self-check activities, skills tests and quizzes

The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment (Module 1)

Lesson 1: The Structural Assessment Process

Lesson 2: Assessing the Feet and Ankles

Lesson 3: Assessing the Knees

Lesson 4: Assessing the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle

Lesson 5: Assessing the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle

Lesson 6: Assessing the Neck and Head

Lesson 7: Concluding the Structural Assessment Process

Return Policy

If you’re not completely satisfied with your prepaid purchase, contact AAHF at 800.957.7348 to discuss a return. The return must be within 30 days of the date of receipt of your shipment. Study materials and educational resources must be received in original condition. All return shipments must be sent via USPS Priority Mail for tracking purposes to 7205 Sampal Place, Springfield, Virginia 22152. Upon receipt of the returned materials, the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF) will refund full credit, excluding shipping/handling. Credit will be applied to the appropriate credit card via PayPal. We do not accept returns on online products, e-books, videos, CD/DVD-ROMs, and DVDs.

The American Academy of Health and Fitness reserves the right to discontinue the sale and/or support of any of its continuing education courses. Notification of such will be given six months prior to discontinuance to allow for course completion and testing. No refund will be given for courses that are discontinued. You will have one year from the date of purchase to complete any course from The BioMechanics Method.

Additional Information

* Different professional organizations offer continuing education credits, most commonly called CECs (continuing education credits) and CEUs (continuing education units). Most CECs/CEUs require one contact hour of professional activity for one credit. Example conversions are: ACE, NSCA and NASM: 0.1 = 1.0 contact hour; ACSM, BOC, ISSA, WITS and YMCA: 1.0 = 1.0 contact hour.