Special Populations & Adapted Fitness

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**Now approved by Canfitpro***

This workshop is worth 6 CECs with BCRPA (previously listed as 5) 

In this new 180-page workshop we will cover many of the special populations that attend fitness classes and see personal trainers.

This workshop will take approximately six (6) hours to complete and involves a written open-book assignment to receive a certificate for the course. 

This workshop covers:

  • What the disease/issue is
  • How to recognize it/symptoms
  • What side effects or issues may be caused by this
  • How it can interfere with exercise and daily life
  • The physiological and psychological aspects of the disease
  • Medications (if any) associated with the disease/issue and how it affects the client (and how it affects the PT or fitness professional)
  • When to refer
  • When and what you can do to train this client
  • Issues that can make the disease or injury worse
  • Good exercise plan
  • Exercises/movements to stay away from
  • When to take further education
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Accreditations

BCRPA/CFES – 6 CECs

Canfitpro - 4 CECS PTS/FIS/HWL

NSFA - 5 CECs

FNB - 5 CECs

ACE/AFCLA/ISSA/OFC/MFC - available for petition

 

This workshop contains information on the following:

Medications, their effects on the body and side effects. How a trainer can help the client and what to watch out for.

Scope of Practice – how to know what your scope of practice is. Know when to refer your client. Limitations to training a client.

Hyperlipidemia/High cholesterol

Diabetes

Hypoglycemia

Obesity

Pregnancy

Hypertension

Coronary   Artery   Disease

Abnormal   Cardiac   Symptoms

  • Arrhythmia
  • Chest discomfort

Stroke

Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple   Sclerosis

Balance   issues/Dizziness

Fibromyalgia

Varicose veins

Peripheral   Vascular/Arterial Disease

Respiratory   Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema

Cancer

Pelvic organ prolapse/pelvic issues

Osteoporosis/osteopenia

Arthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis

Spinal issues

Knee issues

Shoulder issues

Children and Teens

Seniors