Understanding Common Movement Dysfunctions Home Study Course



Are you prepared and confident to work with and train a client with a previous injury  or
completed physical therapy? Do you have the confidence and skillset to train post
rehabilitative clients? This course will teach you about common orthopedic injuries and
movement dysfunctions of the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder and spine. Including common
medical treatment, physical therapy received and stages of rehabilitation. In addition,
learn about common neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and special population conditions.
Understand the principles of post rehabilitation training. Learn how to work with clients
with a history of an injury. This course will teach you how to design safe and effective
programs, understanding the ‘why’ behind exercise prescription and selection, helping
your clients reach optimal wellness safely.
This dynamic course is part of Advanced
Training Specialist(ATS)
certification created by PTCS.

Common Movement Dysfunctions of the Orthopedic, Neuromuscular, CP/CV and Special Populations Course
This course is approved by the following agencies:

  • BCRPA 3.0
  • CFES 3.0 CEC’s
  • HFPA 20 CPD points for all five courses
  • IHFA 1.0
  • ISSA 1.0
  • NAFC .4
  • NCCPT .4
  • NASM .4
  • NFPT .5
  • NSCA (CSCS and CPT) .4
  • NSPA 3  CEUs
  • PTA Global 4 CEC’s
  • WFA   .5 or 2.5 for completion of all five courses
  • WITS  4 CEU's

The course is offered to you in a distance-learning format providing advanced continuing education to personal trainers.
PTCS will send you the course electronically and is available for immediate download after purchase.

*Note you have 6 months to complete the unit and all examination costs are included

Course Overview:
This course begins with reviewing the reasons how a dysfunction(pathology)develops. Next, common orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions are reviewed. Including the pathophysiology/mechanism of injury, common signs & symptoms, medical management and post therapy training with rationale. Next common cardiopulmonary/cardiovascular and special population conditions are reviewed. Lastly, common vestibular conditions are reviewed providing additional insight for the personal trainer. In sum, this is an ideal resource for personal trainers who truly want to understand the science behind the movement and the wish to work effectively with any client.

Course Materials:

This package with online test includes a 79-page manual and 28-page workbook in PDF format. Included within the course and workbook are two practice examinations testing the reader’s comprehension of the material. Note: This course package is made available for immediate download after purchase. All materials for this course are received electronically. Nothing is mailed.

Course Objectives:
1. Understand and learn about common orthopedic, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary/vascular and special population dysfunctions of the upper and lower body occur in extensive detail.
2. Review the pathology/movement dysfunction, mechanism of injury, common symptoms, medical management, common physical therapy treatment and post therapy training with recommendations based on evidenced based research and practical application.
3. Identify with common orthopedic movement dysfunctions such as ACL reconstruction, TKR, THR, RTC repair, etc. 1-3 exercises that are contraindicated, while identifying 3 exercises that are safe based on science.
4. Be able to design sample beginner and advanced programs for common orthopedic, neuromuscular and movement dysfunctions with your clients’.

Course Outline:
Section 1: How common dysfunctions develop
Section 2: Orthopedic and musculoskeletal dysfunctions
Section 3: Neuromuscular conditions
Section 4: Cardiopulmonary Conditions
Section 5: Special and High Risk Population Conditions
Section 6: Vestibular Disorders

Steps to download your course purchased:

1-PTCS will send you the unit purchased electronically through email to your personal email on the order placed with the appropriate vendor
2-Once you receive your email from PTCS, open the email, your email will look something like this as listed below:

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Earning your CEU’s:

• To earn your CEU’s for the course you purchased, you must take an online examination covering the material for the unit that you purchased
• Go to the examination information tab and follow the steps listed
• Once completed, PTCS will directly email your CEU certificate to you
• You have six months to take the examination

Steps to follow to receive the respective unit and study workbook:
1-Click on “here to buy now” button above, which will direct you to purchase the respective course(s) interested in and directly purchase the course directly from a secure pay pal website.
2-PTCS will receive an email notifying that a purchase has been made.
3-PTCS will email you confirming the purchase, and email you acknowledging this and email
you a link to download, the respective course and study workbook.
4-Note when you receive this email, you have 24-48 hrs to download and save the material to your computer.
5-If you forget to do this, PTCS will allow to resend. However, if you continously forget and require a third time
to receive the material, a $25.00 service charge will be required to be paid before sending

For Medical Fitness Network(MFN) & CEU Group Members: For your discount, please email PTCS at ptcg1999@verizon.net, the CEU group code, in order to receive your 15% discount.

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