As a health-fitness professional, you may encounter clients with Post Polio Syndrome. Exercise is important, but can easily cause or accelerate serious problems. It is imperative to understand how to effectively and safely work with these clients without causing harm to occur or symptoms to re-occur. Although this course focuses on water exercise, the information is valuable to land exercise as well. Techniques to increase range of motion, strength, endurance and relaxation are clearly shown. Videos and text emphasize independence and functional fitness as the goal. Learn important guidelines for how to work with clients with Post Polio Syndrome and learn how to help them "Conserve to Preserve" to improve and maintain quality of life.
Education Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.
|0.2||Action Personal Trainer Certification|
|2.0||American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)|
|0.2||American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)|
|0.3||National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)|
|1.0||National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)|
|0.25||National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)|
|2.0||National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)|
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Learn about the etiology of Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) including causes, vaccines, common symptoms, criteria for diagnosing, and treatment for PPS.
- Understand the benefits of exercise for PPS and the differences the aquatic environment provides.
- Understand general programming guidelines and exercise program guidelines including program options, water variables, monitoring intensity, precautions, and equipment use.
- Learn warm up, breathing and posture, strength and range of motion, lower extremity, aerobic, and cool down aquatic exercises recommended for clients with Post Polio Syndrome.
System Requirements to View This Course
This course can be viewed on a PC or MAC Computer