Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 7.50

NASM 1.9

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 20.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 0.0

ISSA 18.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 18.0

VBPT 7.50 - Type 1

The Janda System of Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

$199.00$269.00

The Janda System of Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance course blends postural techniques, neurology, and functional capabilities in order to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality. 

Developed by Vladimir Janda, respected neurologist and physiotherapist, the Janda approach presents a unique perspective to rehabilitation.

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Buy your own textbook: $199

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 7.50

NASM 1.9

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 20.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 0.0

ISSA 18.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 18.0

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Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 7.5 (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 7.50 Category A hours/CEUs. 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:

Electronic format with HK ebook: $269

Buy your own textbook: $199

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This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 20.0

BOC Category A 7.50

NASM 1.9

CPTN 7.0

PTAG 20.0

YMCA 20.0

BCRPA 0.0

ISSA 18.0

SFA 2.0

NFPT 2.0

NETA 20.0

HFPA 20.0

NAFC 2.0

WITS 18.0

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 7.5 (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 7.50 Category A hours/CEUs.

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

Description

In contrast to a more traditional structural view, the Janda approach is functional—emphasizing the importance of the sensorimotor system in controlling movement and chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes from sports and general activities. 

This continuing education home study course is based on the textbook Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach, which is the only text to offer practical, evidence-based application of Janda’s theories. 

The step-by-step Janda system of evaluation is explained—including analysis of posture, balance, and gait; evaluation of movement patterns; testing of muscle length; and assessment of the soft tissue. 

The program explores treatment options for muscle imbalance through facilitation and inhibition techniques and sensorimotor training to restore neuromuscular function. 

This course combines theory, evidence, and applications to assist health care providers in treating patients with musculoskeletal complaints as well as health, fitness and exercise professionals in developing appropriate exercise prescription and training programs.

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.

* The textbook for this program is the 312-page Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance by Phillip Page, Clare Frank and Robert Lardner is NOT included and must be purchased separately via Amazon or another book retailer.

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Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the structural and functional approaches to muscle imbalance and explain the structure and function of the sensorimotor system.
  • Identify the articular, muscular, and fascial chains and their role in functional movement.
  • Explain the pathology of musculoskeletal pain, weakness, and imbalance.
  • Describe the processes used for the functional evaluation and analyses of posture, balance, and gait.
  • Identify Janda’s six basic movement patterns and corresponding evaluation tests.
  • Explain the purpose and technique used for muscle length testing as well as the process of soft-tissue assessment and the characteristics of trigger points.
  • Discuss why peripheral structures are treated and techniques for bringing about peripheral changes. 
  • Identify factors leading to muscle weakness and the recommended Janda treatments.
  • Discuss the pathology, assessment, and recommended treatment for cervical pain syndromes, upper-extremity and lower-extremity pain syndromes and lumbar pain syndromes.

Course Features

Electronic Format

This option includes:

  • The ebook version of the 312-page Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance by Phillip Page, Clare Frank and Robert Lardner
  • 112-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

Buy your own textbook option

This option includes:

  • 112-page workbook in PDF format
  • Online test with two free retakes

You provide the 312-page textbook Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance by Phillip Page, Clare Frank and Robert Lardner

ISBN-13: 978-0736074001
ISBN-10: 0736074007

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  • You create an account on the VitalSource Bookshelf (if you don’t already have one) and redeem/enter the code.
  • After that you will access your eBook by logging into your account on the Vital Source platform and your access will never expire.

Online test

Immediate results, Two free retakes. Print your own certificate.

Table of Contents

The Scientific Basis of Muscle Imbalance
Chapter 1. Structural and Functional Approaches to Muscle Imbalance
Chapter 2. The Sensorimotor System
Chapter 3. Chain Reactions
Chapter 4. Pathomechanics of Musculoskeletal Pain and Muscle Imbalance

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