The Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise is at Level 4 on the regulated qualifications framework (RQF).
Learners must hold one of the following (or equivalent):
L3 Diploma in Personal Training.
L3 Certificate in Personal Training.
L3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.
L4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.
L4 Strength and Conditioning.
The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to assess a client’s posture and movement capacity, identify joint dysfunctions and movement restrictions, and plan and implement an effective corrective exercise strategy. During the qualification learners will cover the following:
A deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology for human movement.
How to assess client posture and identify specific joint movement dysfunction and muscle imbalances.
How to develop corrective exercise strategies for managing posture and movement dysfunction
Scope of practice
This qualification enables fitness professionals to work with clients who are apparently healthy and who have not been referred by a medical professional. Fitness professionals are able to identify and provide client-specific exercise programmes to help correct poor posture and improve joint movement and muscular imbalances associated with normal everyday life/activities. Fitness professionals should not work with injured clients or offer sports massage unless also qualified in this discipline.
1.Anatomy and physiology for human movement
2.Assessing client posture and identifying specific joint movement and dysfunction
3.Developing corrective exercise strategies for managing posture and movement dysfunction
Modular summative observation Case study
to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to assess a client’s posture and movement capacity, identify joint dysfunctions and movement restrictions, and plan and implement an effective corrective exercise strategy.
This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to deal with the performance of other staff, the well-being and safety of customers, as well as the day-to-day operation of a sport and recreation facility.
By the end of the course participants will be able to understand the concept of Self-Myofascial Release and the role of fascia within the body and reasons why it becomes tight and understanding the concept of trigger points.