The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment

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The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment is targeted toward Fitness Professionals (encompassing Gym Instructors and Personal Trainers) who want to learn how to observe and identify a client’s common musculoskeletal imbalances at the outset of their exercise program and understand how these deviations might affect their exercise program and movement potential.

The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment contains:

  • The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment digital text material
  • The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment videos
  • The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment online tests

Available Course Credits

ACE 1.30
ACSM 13.00
BOC 5.50
CSEP 15.00
Fitness Australia 8.00
ISSA 13.00
NETA 13.00
PTAG 12.00
REPS NZ 8.00
REPs UAE 7.00
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 5.50

Learning Objectives

In the Fundamentals of Structural Assessment participants will:

  • Gain knowledge about common musculoskeletal imbalances (e.g., increased pronation, kyphosis, lordosis, rounded shoulders, winging/protracted scapula, pelvic tilt, forward head posture)
  • Understand how improving the function of the musculoskeletal system can help prevent injury, improve function and contribute to a safe exercise environment
  • Learn a step-by-step processes for conducting musculoskeletal observations to help identify common deviations at the commencement of a client’s exercise program
  • Understand the importance of observing the musculoskeletal system in a static/structural environment to help identify issues that may be relevant in a dynamic setting
  • Learn when it is appropriate to refer a client out and/or seek guidance from a licensed medical professional to help address a client’s musculoskeletal limitations

Upon successful completion, course participants will:

  • Understand how the presence of common musculoskeletal imbalances can affect a client’s functional movement patterns and the success of their fitness program
  • Understand how musculoskeletal imbalances in one part of the body can affect movement potential and imbalances in other areas
  • Observe and identify common musculoskeletal imbalances that may prove relevant to the success of a client’s fitness outcomes
  • Understand how to coach and communicate with clients to encourage healthy posture, effective movement patterns and safe exercise technique
  • Know when to refer a client for outside help to a medical or allied health professional as required

Course Content

Important Course Information - Please Read Carefully
Introduction to The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment
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
The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment Course Completion Information

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