Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
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Corrective Exercise: What Is It and Why Is It Important
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.
Once the issue or 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.
By addressing a client’s functional movement and the issues impeding it, especially at their feet, knees, and hips, it helps reduce the stress put on their body. 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.
Thanks to these strategies, clients will be able to move better, which will open up a variety of new exercises they will be able to do. It will also give them the ability to take part in a plethora of different activities and sports that they enjoy and may not have been able to do otherwise.
Why Is Corrective Exercise Important?
Movement is a reality of everyday life regardless of if you work in an office building or are a professional athlete. Corrective Exercise is imperative in identifying and addressing imbalances that cause posture, stability, and mobility issues. Having a rich understanding of Corrective Exercise allows fitness professionals to identify problems and potential limitations in a client’s movements.
One of the most important elements of Corrective Exercise is a proper assessment. Using NASM’s Corrective Exercise Continuum (CEx), professionals can effectively assess their clients and develop personalized solutions to improve the way their clients move, feel, and recover from a workout. Studies show proper Corrective Exercise intervention can improve neuromuscular control, which can reduce risk of future injuries.
Benefits of Corrective Exercise
Increases muscle activation
Increases joint stability
Improves neuromuscular efficiency (coordination)
Reduces risk of injury
Improves movement patterns
Increases ability to recover
Prepares the body for higher intensity exercise
Prepares the body for optimal performance
Corrects muscle imbalances
What Does a Corrective Exercise Specialist Do?
A Corrective Exercise Specialist is an expert in human movement assessment. They accurately analyze a client’s movement patterns, identify overactive and underactive muscle groups and compensations. Once the assessment process is over, they create programs that optimize clients’ ability to move, perform exercises correctly, and reduce tissue tension caused by the load put on the body via training. Corrective Exercise is a terrific complement, if not a necessity, to anyone that works in the fitness or health field.
Become an expert in human movement with NASM’s Corrective Exercise Specialization. Expand your expertise, better help your clients and start increasing your income today!
What You’ll Learn
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.
By becoming a Corrective Exercise Specialist, you’ll take your fitness career and ability to help your clients to new levels. You’ll learn how to assess clients in a whole new way. It will help you better identify their movement compensations, where they are weak or strong, and hone your ability to use that knowledge to design effective and efficient programs.
You’ll take your ability to assess clients from generalized to specific, breaking assessments down into smaller, more in-depth pieces so you can identify different parts of the body in need of attention.
From clients who spend all day at a desk to professional athletes and everyone in between, NASM’s Corrective Exercise Specialist program will help you make them move and feel better.
Our CES program is powered by our world-renowned Corrective Exercise Continuum (CEx). With it, you’ll learn a simple yet highly effective four-step process to help your clients improve, and ultimately, correct frequent movement compensations both pre- and post-workout. You’ll also become an expert at outlining and creating an individualized strategy for each client to help them more effectively accomplish fitness goals, have a more efficient workout, and recover from workouts faster.
We’ve taken the latest and most prominent research in functional movement and corrective exercise and developed a system that helps you, the trainer, apply it practically with a wide array of clients.
Specializing in Corrective Exercise with NASM won’t just benefit your clients. It can stretch your earning potential too. And it’s not just for Personal Trainers either. This program is vital for every person in the fitness and wellness field – from massage therapists to coaches, chiropractors, and more. If the NASM OPT™ Model is the way you build an effective and efficient workout program, the Corrective Exercise Continuum (CEx) is the foundation upon which you build it.
Why Become a Corrective Exercise Specialist?
Help clients move better in every facet of their life
Reach a wider group of potential clients and keep your current clients
Program more efficient and effective workouts
Help clients recover from workouts faster
Help clients meet their fitness and movement goals more efficiently
Expand your expertise while earning enough Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to recertify your Trainer Certification
Why Choose NASM
For more than a decade and a half, NASM’s Corrective Exercise Specialization has been the gold standard in teaching trainers how to help their clients prepare for their workouts and feel great. How long have we been preparing trainers in the field? Since the beginning. We even coined the term “Corrective Exercise”!
Not all Corrective Exercise Specialist programs are created equal. Unlike other functional and human movement programs on the market, an NASM-CES doesn’t just help you assess clients’ movement patterns and identify dysfunctions. It enables you to create more effective workouts, as well.
Section 1: Introduction to Corrective Exercise Training
Section 2: Corrective Exercise Techniques
Section 3: Assessment
Section 4: Programming Strategies
“I’m very passionate about the Corrective Exercise Specialist because it’s something that helped propel my career. In 2006 that’s when I was exposed to the NASM corrective exercise specialization. I went through the course and it really transformed my business as a trainer. I became a lot busier because I knew I could work with a wider variety of clients. But on a personal level it helped me. I wasn’t moving that great. I was in my early 30s, and I had some pain in my hip and also my shoulders from lifting heavy. And by following the protocols in the program I felt better. I became very passionate about corrective exercise, and I help teach other people how to get this as well. “
Mike Fantagrassi, Sr. Director Product Development, NASM