Training for Osteoarthritis

Become better equipped as a fitness/health professional and gain the knowledge to train clients or patients with Osteoarthritis.

Where & How to Study

Online

Training for Osteoarthritis

Course Requirements

No requirements or previous qualifications needed

You will need:

  • Computer, Internet, Manual (to be printed off of website), stationery
  • Small equipment (arc or bosu, band, mat, 65cm ball, box or bench, foam roller, tone loop)
Course Description

This course addresses the fundamentals of training a client or patient with Osteoarthritis. You will:

  • Look at the theory behind Osteoarthritis: the precautions, risks and symptoms as well as the goals for their exercise programme
  • Learn a comprehensive Osteoarthritic focused exercise programme that will ensure safety for your client or patient when exercising
  • Learn modifications and assists that are relevant to making their programme safe and effective and will encourage joint care and longevity
  • Learn to teach an Osteoarthritic exercise class with safety and efficiency in mind
  • Gain insight into the finer details of Osteoarthritis and what the necessities are when teaching an Osteoarthritic client movement and exercise
  • Be able to offer your client or patient a class with the ultimate goal being joint care and longevity

Course Agenda:

  • This course is done online at a time convenient for the candidate
  • The course is presented via a video so the candidate is able to watch the course and follow the presenter from the manual
  • The course is covered in 1 session
  • The course duration is approximately 100 minutes
  • At the end of the final session, they are to complete a test at their convenience
  • They will also receive the 1page course summary
  • A certificate will be available once they have achieved 70% on the test
Subjects & Modules
  • What is Osteoarthritis
  • Chondrocyte – Cartilage Cell
  • The Role of Exercise for Osteoarthritis
  • Risks and precautions
  •  Goals for the program
  • The exercise program
  • Conclusion
Accreditations & Certifications

REPSSA CPD Points: 3 REPSSA Endorsed Points

3 REPSSA Points1 UAE REP Points0.10 ACE CEC Points3 HPCSA Points
Career Opportunities
  • Increase your scope of practice by working with clients with osteoarthritis
  • Teach an Osteoarthritic exercise class with safety and efficiency

R550.00

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