Introduction & Overview
Our bodies are constantly orchestrating motor recruitment solutions around movement, loads and postures that are influenced by our environment, culture, and activities. Both trauma and learned behaviors contribute to and create, imbalances that challenge our system to alter its movement patterns and adjust its posture to find the path of least resistance. Maladaptation and dysfunction ultimately lead to injury, and while an injury can be treated acutely, dysfunction requires long term intervention. Efficient functional programming should include interventions that address the cycle of dysfunctional movement. As trainers, our role is to promote effective changes in movement as behavior in order to optimize performance.
The MOVEMENT OPTIMIZATION SPECIALIST certificate provides you with an analytical, problem-solving approach geared towards efficient and effective programming for functional movement. You will be introduced to T.O.S.S. (Training Optimization Support Strategy), a comprehensive strategy that directs various assessment and corrective tools towards an intervention for movement optimization.
Introduction to Functional Movement Optimization
The MOVEMENT OPTIMIZATION SPECIALIST COURSE provides you with an analytical, problem-solving approach geared towards efficient and effective programming for optimal and functional movement. You will be introduced to T.O.S.S. (Training Optimization Support Strategy), a comprehensive strategy that directs various assessment and corrective tools towards an intervention for movement optimization.
The T.O.S.S.: Applications for the Shoulder and Hip Complexes
We assess and address movement in a proximal-to-distal manner on the premise that the kinetic chain follows a pattern of proximal activation before distal movement. Movement of the upper and lower extremities depends on proper sequencing of their proximal complexes: the shoulder complex for the upper extremity and the hip complex for the lower extremity. Understanding this kinetic link system is fundamental in establishing an optimal movement.
The T.O.S.S.: Mobilization – Activation – Integration
T.O.S.S. is a functional Training Optimization Support Strategy that focuses on the mobility-stability continuum. The T.O.S.S. was designed to promote effective changes in behavior and improvement in robustness of the human system, leading not only to injury prevention, but to more optimal movement and performance.
What does the course include?
- Online course notes
- A self-assessment questionnaire at the end of each module and an online multiple-choice final exam to confirm the completion of the Course
- A E-certificate of successful completion
- More than 2 hours of video content
- This course is accredited by CanFitPro and offers 3 continuing education credits (CECs) to members certified as Personal Training Specialist (PTS) and/or Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS).
- This course (4 hours) is recognized by the Fédération des Kinésiologues du Québec (FKQ) and offers 1 credit per course hour to accredited members.
Is this the right course for me?
This course is offered for personal trainers wanting to develop a comprehensive functional training approach rooted in clinical strategies and geared towards prevention and performance.
How long will it take me to go through the Course?
You can work through this course at your own pace. Note that there are approximately 3 hours of video content and the equivalent of 30 pages of written content.
When do I have to take the exam?
We recommend you take the self-assessment questionnaire as soon as you have completed each module. Once you reach the end of the Course, you will be invited to pass the final exam. Note that the exam is timed, therefore once you start, you must complete it entirely. You will receive your certificate once you have successfully completed the exam.
Where is the manual that is referred to in the video?
Your “manual” is the online course notes available once you have logged into your account.
What is the refund policy?
This purchase is non-refundable
How many attempts do I get for the final exam?
You will get one retake if you do not pass the exam.