This text is a recommended resource for the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) course.
NASM Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training introduces the health and fitness professional to NASM’s proprietary Corrective Exercise Continuum, a system of training that uses corrective exercise strategies to help improve muscle imbalances and movement efficiency to decrease the risk of injury.
This textbook includes several new chapters that were not included in NASM’s previous corrective exercise materials, including the rationale for corrective exercise training, assessments of health risk, static postural assessments, range of motion assessments, and strength assessments (manual muscle testing) as well as corrective exercise strategies for the cervical spine, elbow, and wrist.
There are more than 100 corrective exercise techniques in the categories of self-myofascial release, static stretching, neuromuscular stretching, isolated strength training, positional isometrics, and integrated dynamic movements included in the text. These, along with corrective exercise strategies for common movement impairments seen in each segment of the body, make this text the premier resource for learning and applying NASM’s systematic approach to corrective exercise training.
Features & Benefits
- Definitions of key terms in the margins, with terms bolded within the text.
- Getting Your Facts Straight boxes emphasize key concepts and findings from current research.
- Movement assessment sections discuss the purpose and procedures of various techniques that can be used in corrective exercise.
- Summaries that wrap up each chapter to remind you of pertinent material.
- An appendix that provides sample corrective exercise programs for common impairments seen in each segment of the body as well as a guide to common myofascial dysfunction.
- Extensive full-color art and photographs illustrate numerous exercise techniques, anatomy and physiology, and therapeutic exercise concepts.