What does this course cover?
This comprehensive course teaches the student all theory, anatomy and physiology relating to postural assessment and correction. Along with an in-depth knowledge of posture, the student will take away the ability to assess posture and prescribe individualised and specific postural improvement programs.
Who should take this course?
- Anyone who administers exercise to clients and wants to reduce injury rates and improve movement quality.
- Anyone who works with athletes in a sporting setting and would like to improve their performance and output.
- Anyone who works with clients with musculo-skeletal issues (joint or muscular pain) and would like to learn the basics of injury treatment and prevention.
- Anyone who would like to help their clients move better.
What modules does this course contain?
- Basics of posture.
- Assessing posture.
- Identifying factors causing poor posture.
- Correcting overactive/tight/short structures.
- Correcting underactive/weak/long structures.
- Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
- Generalised postural improvement program.
- Importance of generalised exercise.
What are the learning outcomes for this course?
- Define and identify correct posture.
- Understand the negative effects of poor posture on the body.
- Understand the three step model of postural correction.
- Be able to assess a subject’s posture for abnormalities.
- Be able to use postural abnormalities to identify and diagnose underlying musculo-skeletal disorder and imbalance.
- Understand how to prescribe exercises to correct overactive/tight/short structures based on an individual’s musculo-skeletal dysfunction.
- Understand how to prescribe exercises to correct underactive/weak/long structures based on an individual’s musculo-skeletal dysfunction.
- Understand the physiology and processes of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
- Be able to implement proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques.
- Be able to prescribe a generalised postural improvement program and justify the exercises in this program.
- Understand the importance of generalised exercise for posture and general health.
- Understand the criteria a generalised exercise program should meet to maximise positive effect on posture.