The Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach™
Leading Corrective Exercise Expert Reveals His Proven System To Help Fitness Professionals Assess Postural & Movement Problems and Develop A Corrective Exercise Strategy That Accelerates Results…
Discover how this unique approach will allow you to become a corrective exercise specialist!
Dear fellow fitness professional,
Still confused about what assessment and corrective exercise system you should use?
Unless you’re stuck in the 90s, you know that assessments are a must in your training systems. The million-dollar question is which one you should use!
For most systems, you either get an oversimplified version or a truly complex version that requires a Ph.D. to implement.
The trouble is an oversimplified version won’t always transfer to a majority of your clients. Sometimes, they even make matters worse.
What good is a protocol that you use over and over that doesn’t produce results?
It leads to the client getting frustrated and, in turn, you getting frustrated.
And those fancy overcomplicated methods? Well, they may not produce either.
Did you know that several studies show success rates of physical therapy to only be in the 50-59% range?
That’s like flipping a coin in hopes that you will get better! And that’s when you work with a qualified professional.
Here are some more scary stats to review:
Over 100 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic pain. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in working age adults – and most cases of arthritis can be categorized as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease – in other words it is the result of wear and tear related to an individuals habits and not a result of their genetics or heredity.
Low back pain is the most commonly reported type of pain (ahead of headaches!). Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under the age of 45 and is one of the most common causes of missed workdays in this country…greater than $50 billion is spent every year in this country just treating low back pain.
Knee and shoulder pain accounts for over one-third of doctor visits for musculoskeletal issues. Most of these issues are related to repetitive injuries or are a direct result of how these individuals are sitting, walking, reaching, lifting, and exercising.
Over 100,000 Americans will have their hip or knee joint replaced this year…and the average age of these individuals having these surgeries is going down while the numbers of people having joint replacements is on the rise70% of individuals will experience neck pain making it almost as common a problem as low back pain.
Research also shows that most of these people will seek out non-operative measures to correct their pain.
You’d have to be the luckiest trainer in the world to only work with healthy clients who don’t have a need for corrective exercise.
That means more and more clients who come to you will be in need of corrective exercise, but to introduce the right corrective exercise strategy, you need a proper assessment process.
One cannot successfully exist without the other.
Think back to the last 20 clients you worked with.
Did they have tight hips? A forward shoulder posture or discomfort? Tightness or discomfort in their back? Thoracic tightness or limited range of motion?
Most trainers aren’t training elite athletes or the high-level fitness enthusiast.
You’re working with the everyday Joe and Jane who want to move better, look better, and feel better.
These clients need help, and they are likely coming to you with pre-existing issues.
So you have two choices:
- Only train healthy individuals who have no issues.
- Learn to assess clients and apply the right corrective exercise protocol.
- If you choose #1, your client load will be pretty light (and so will your wallet)!
- You’re going to have to learn how to help clients overcome their movement issues and prepare themselves to be healthier versions of themselves.
- That’s exactly why I partnered with Dr. Evan Osar to bring you the Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach.
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. Evan Osar is an internationally recognized lecturer, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and movement. What makes Dr. Osar so unique in the fitness and rehabilitation industry is that he has dedicated his life to studying and synthesizing the very best information from the fields of rehabilitation, conditioning, and performance.
Early in his career, Dr. Osar recognized that the majority of the training approaches being taught to fitness professionals were focused on working with high-functioning individuals like athletes and that there wasn’t a system that adequately addressed the specific needs of the general population client with postural alterations, chronic muscle imbalances, and movement dysfunction. He developed the Integrative Movement System™, the industry’s first assessment and corrective exercise strategy designed to specifically help the health and fitness professional work with the general population. The Integrative Movement System was designed to be seamlessly incorporated into functional training, Pilates, yoga, and sport-specific conditioning programs.
Dr. Osar’s mission is to help health and fitness professionals become recognized as “the movement-based solution to the healthcare crisis.” To support fitness professionals in their goal of becoming that solution, Dr. Osar and his wife Jenice Mattek created Fitness Education Seminars™, which provides free newsletter, video, and webinar resources on assessment, corrective exercise, and functional exercise.
Discover his unique, principle-based approach to fixing clients
There are three primary areas that you should focus on as a fitness professional:
These areas are the root of most client issues you will be faced with correcting to help your clients reach their full potential. By using the Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach, you will have a simple, principle-based system that allows you to correct the problems while maintaining your own training philosophy.
The Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach will help you discover
The fundamental approach to creating optimal posture and movement with your clients so that they can train more often and with more intensity to get the results they desperately want
How to assess the core, shoulder, and hip complexes to understand what NOT to do with your clients so that you can save time and frustration
The 3 principles of the Integrative Movement System that will allow you to help your client develop optimal posture and movement so that they can train pain free
Proven strategies that will help you develop a rock-solid corrective exercise protocol for your client that will speed up their results
A progressive approach to identify and truly correct posture and movement issues to allow clients to spend more time doing the things they enjoy
And much more!
Dr. Osar is going to teach you the fundamental ABCDE’s of the 3 most common areas causing issues with your clients: the core, shoulder, and hip.
Discover the true function of muscles and what they do in real life so that you understand how to help your clients get better faster.
Now that you understand the true function of the muscles, you will discover how movement impacts the function of the core, shoulders, and hips.
Applying the knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, you will now be able to implement a corrective-exercise program that will specifically help your clients and solve their biggest problems.
Too many systems start and stop with basic corrective exercises, but this system will teach you how to progress clients and integrate their corrective exercises into their training.
Showing clients what to do isn’t enough! Dr. Osar will teach you how to educate your clients on what to do and NOT to do so that they can get better faster and you can empower clients to have control over their own program.
By using these 5 fundamentals in your assessment process and corrective exercise prescription, you’ll be able to quickly identify not only the true issues the client is facing but also the plan of attack to fix it—for good.
Using the Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach, you’ll view fixing your clients’ movement and posture issues from a different angle than most.
While any trainer can learn how to apply the Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach, this isn’t a system where you simply take the client through a few movements and utilize a warm up with some corrective exercises to fix the problem.
What Is the Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach?
The Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach starts with the Assessment. You must evaluate your client to discover the root cause of the problems. Dr. Osar covers both movement and alignment assessments to ensure that you uncover any hidden issues that may be present for your client.
The best part about this system? You don’t need any fancy tools or kits to complete it. All you need is a pair of eyes and a client!
That’s where things start to get a bit more involved than many approaches you may see with corrective exercise.
Dr. Osar has created a unique process called Release-Activate-Integrate to begin the corrective exercise approach.
This three-step process is the key to having long-lasting success with your clients’ corrective-exercise programs and truly changing their posture and movement for the better.
If you aren’t able to maintain your clients’ improvements after your sessions, you (and they) will be frustrated with the lack of improvement.
The first step in the process is allowing the overactive muscles to release, which will help the client relax into a position that will allow you to create some positive changes.
If you skip this step, as most other corrective exercise and assessment systems do, you will be fighting an uphill battle when it comes to correcting posture. It would be like attempting to drive with your parking brake on.
Once you have successfully coaxed the right muscles into releasing, you can now start to teach the body how to activate the proper muscles so that the client can learn and feel the right way to move.
This small but critical step will help the client understand how to carry over the changes you are making into movement.
And now for the secret step: Integrating these new patterns into movement through low-level and progressive exercise patterns so that your clients can get started training at full force.
The Fitness Industry Is Changing
If there is one constant about the fitness industry, it is that it is is constantly adapting and progressing, which is a wonderful thing. The trouble is that most trainers get stuck in one way of thinking and do not continue to build on their knowledge.
When clients come to you for the first time, they are presenting more and more postural and movement issues. For this reason, we are starting to see the need for trainers to become more educated in corrective exercise strategies.
When you complete the Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach, you will have all the skills you need to properly assess a client, identify the postural and movement issues that are holding them back, and create a proper corrective exercise strategy to help them fix their issues for good!
The Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach IS NOT designed to help you treat pain or cross the line into physical therapy. But it WILL give you the knowledge and tools to help clients move and feel better while being able to assess when to refer out to another professional for more advanced help.
Imagine how successful you will be when your clients are raving about how great they feel and how you have fixed their problems when you use this unique approach.
No more guessing, hoping that your shotgun approach to corrective exercise will help clients overcome their issues. The Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach shows you exactly how to pinpoint the problem with a full lineup of assessments and a corrective exercise plan that will carry over to your clients’ training and life.
Stand Out from the Crowd
With hundreds of trainers entering the market every day and new facilities popping up constantly, there’s no room for error when it comes to making sure you stand out from the crowd.
How will your clients know that you’re the best?
You can’t be just a trainer anymore! You have to develop unique skill sets and become a specialist.
This is particularly true if you work with the general population. Every day, it becomes a little tougher to distance yourself from the other trainers and gyms in the area.
We’re making the knowledge and tools available so that you can be the only trainer in your area who helps your clients get results faster, experience fewer movement problems, and feel better quicker than everyone else.
Not only that, but you’ll also be providing them a long-term solution.
That means your clients will be talking about you more and referring more friends and family.
There are few things more powerful than impacting the way someone moves or feels. If you can help them experience less pain, have better posture, correct movement problems, and feel better overall, they will become raving fans.
If not, you risk blending in with the rest of the crowd.
It’s well known that specialists earn more and are more respected in every industry.
The same holds true for you as a specialist who can help clients overcome postural and movement problems that have held them back for years.
Once you’ve completed the Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach Digital Course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand movement and posture in an entirely different way. This course isn’t your watered down “assessments for dummies” program that you may get with other systems.
- Leverage a new skill set that will enhance your current knowledge and expertise as a trainer. This advancement will allow you to continue to stay one step ahead of the competition.
- Quickly identify the fastest and simplest route to get the end result your client wants—no more guessing which exercises will work or being frustrated over a lack of progress.
- Identify the exercises that will benefit your client and the common exercises many trainers use that actually hold their clients back. This knowledge will allow you to constantly progress clients without encountering setbacks.