Muscle Function and Screening of the Lumbar, Hip and Shoulder


    AU $7


    Chris Apps




    1 HOURS

    Course Type

    Network Original

    Course Overview

    As a Personal Trainer it is very important to screen and assess your clients, not only initially, but on a regular basis. This allows you to recognise dysfunctions or impairments, know when to refer them to a medical or allied health practitioner, and personalise their training. This course will explore common impairments associated with the lumbar spine, hip and shoulder girdle. It will describe how to identify these impairments as well as how to take them into account when programming exercises for your clients and ensuring safety.

    At the end of the course you will have not only an improved ability to screen and help your clients, but you will also have improved anatomy and physiology knowledge.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Movement impairments - cause and effect
    • Movement impairments of the lumbar spine, hip and shoulder girdle
    • Lumbar, hip and shoulder impairments to watch for
    • Personalised training strategies for the lumbar spine, hip and shoulder girdle

    About the Author

    Chris is the National Training Program Coordinator at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Chris has been a lecturer, trainer and assessor for the institute in the last 6 ½ years, delivering training for the Certificate III and IV in Fitness qualifications, as well as for the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and Diploma of Remedial Massage. Prior to his career in the health and fitness industry, Chris spent 6 years in the military, as well as in the procurement and logistics industry.

    Chris’ contribution and passion for the health and fitness industry are evident in his experience as a Personal Trainer and Remedial Therapist over the last 8 years, helping individuals achieve their goals through personalised assessments and exercise / soft tissue manipulation. Having a solid game plan has been the key driver in the success of his clients.



    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 07/02/2026. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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