Corrective Exercise Specialists and Exercise Therapists contribute to the health of their clients by filling the need of individuals who are given clearance to exercise following treatment for a disease, injury or other health challenge, but lack the necessary skills and knowledge to carry this out on their own thus bridging the gap between the health care professional and the patients they treat and release.
C.H.E.K Practitioners learn how to identify red flags as a necessary system of preventing injury through exercise. They learn spinal biomechanics, neurological screening, essential orthopedic screening tests, length/tension assessments, corrective stretching, specific corrective exercise technologies, and how to refer to allied medical practitioners. Advanced level postural assessment using goniometric technology gives the C.H.E.K Practitioner the ability to design highly specific corrective exercise programs. The C.H.E.K Practitioner is an invaluable addition to any medical practice treating work, sports, and recreational orthopedic injuries. They are also key contributors to the professional sports medicine and conditioning teams.
Every day, thousands of health club members and clients of exercise specialists are discharged from prescriptive medical care and need to undergo a supervised fitness therapy program, specifically designed around their condition.
Spearheading the drive to fill this need, the ISSA's Exercise Therapy program takes the best technologies from both the health care and fitness realms, and combines them into a program that helps exercise specialists take over when the prescribed medical treatment is over.
Clientele include individuals with medical conditions that require special care when exercising and the following applications: