The Why Behind Compensations

This course will provide you with a deeper look into the common compensations that occur while most clients are exercising.

Where & How to Study

Online

The Why Behind Compensations

Course Requirements

No requirements or previous qualifications needed

Course Description

The body is an amazing tool, as it has the ability to always find the easier route in movement with minimum effort or thought. We have our own built in ‘Garmin’ that enables us to move involuntarily on a daily basis.

However, this involuntary mechanism malfunctions more often than not due to inefficient muscular patterns. This is when compensations occur during movement which invariably leads to postural deviations, injuries and degeneration.

In this course, we take an intricate look at muscles that commonly dominate movements or positions and how to inhibit these dominations. Ultimately, we want balanced muscular development for posture improvement and injury prevention. The client will be able to correct these compensatory patterns once they have an awareness as well as the knowledge on how to avoid or improve their compensations.

Subjects & Modules
  • Anatomy
  • Common cheats
  • Exercise design – for clients with eccentric glutes
  • Exercise design – for clients with concentric glutes
  • Hip flexors vs Back extensors
  • Exercise design – for clients with eccentric hip flexors
  • Exercise design – for clients with concentric hip flexors
  • Exercise design – for clients with eccentric thoracic back extensors
  • Exercise design – for clients with concentric thoracic back extensors
  • Common compensations
  • References
Accreditations & Certifications
3 REPSSA Points2 UAE REP Points0.20 ACE CEC Points1.5 REPSNZ Points3 HPCSA Points
Career Opportunities

Increase your scope of practice by learning to assess and diagnose the reason for compensations as well as how to correct it on a client specific basis.

R1,010.00

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