CPTN Certified Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist (CPTN-CPRCS)

Prerequisites

CPTN Certified Personal Trainer Candidates Must:

  • Be age 18 or older.
  • Hold current Certified Personal Trainer distinction from CPTN or other organizations.
  • Hold current First Aid certification.
  • Hold current Adult-Child-Infant CPR C/AED certification.
    • Note: CPTN will honour the renewal period or expiration date listed on cards provided. If an expiration date is not present CPTN will honour the card for one year from the date of completion of the certification.
  • Complete the CPTN Post-Rehabilitation: Lower Body workshop.
  • Complete the CPTN Post-Rehabilitation: Upper Body workshop.

Note: The prerequisites are to be completed within 6 months of passing the theory exam.

The CPTN Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist exam is the final step required to become a CPTN Certified Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist. The theory exam consists of 42 multiple-choice, 10 true/false and 28 short answer questions based on the material discussed during the CPTN Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist courses – Upper Body and Lower Body. The exam is 120 minutes (2 hours) in duration.

Post-Rehabilitation Functional Training: Upper Body (14 hours)

  • Overview of functional anatomy and landmarks with practical hands on palpation techniques.
  • Acquire an understanding of the mechanism of injury, assessment techniques, strength training exercise prescription and return to play and sport criteria for your clients.
  • Gain a better understanding of normal and abnormal function of the joints that we cover in the course.
  • Understand the implication of postural dysfunctions and how they are detrimental to the functioning of normal joint mechanics.¬†With these dysfunctions, we will then look at corrective exercises that can be applied to restore normal mechanics.
  • The utilization of facilitated stretching techniques to aid in restoring normal joint range of motion.
  • Explore different techniques and approaches to implementing a home program that benefits the client and encourages client/trainer interaction and retention success.
  • Understanding what are the optimal strength training techniques that can be utilized by the client and trainer based on what tools you have access to within your scope of practice.
  • The five main areas that we explore with this course are the cervical spine, thoracic spine, shoulder joint, elbow joint and wrist.

Upper Body Topics Include:

  • Scoliosis, Kyphosis and Lordosis
  • Facet Joint Impingement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Postural Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Subluxating and Dislocating Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
  • Long Head of Biceps Tendinopathy
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Winging Scapula Syndrome
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers elbow)
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fractured Scaphoid

Post-Rehabilitation Functional Training: Lower Body (14 hours)

  • Overview of functional anatomy and landmarks with practical hands on palpation techniques.
  • Acquire an understanding of the mechanism of injury, assessment techniques, strength training exercise prescription and return to play and sport criteria for your clients.
  • Gain a better understanding of normal and abnormal function of the joints that we cover in the course.
  • Understand the implication of postural dysfunctions and how they are detrimental to the functioning of normal joint mechanics.¬†With these dysfunctions, we will then look at corrective exercises that can be applied to restore normal mechanics.
  • The utilization of facilitated stretching techniques to aid in restoring normal joint range of motion.
  • Explore different techniques and approaches to implementing a home program that benefits the client and encourages client/trainer interaction and retention success.
  • Understanding what are the optimal strength training techniques that can be utilized by the client and trainer based on what tools you have access to within your scope of practice.
  • Develop an excellent understanding of footwear, shoe mechanics and orthotic intervention for optimizing the kinetic chain in the lower extremity.
  • The five main areas that we explore in this course are the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, knee and ankle.

Lower Body Topics Include:

  • Lumbar Lordosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Facet Joint Impingement
  • Pelvic Wheel Dysfunction
  • SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Gluteus Medius Dysfunction
  • Groin Strains
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Meniscal Tears
  • ACL tears and joint reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Medial Longitudinal Arch Syndrome

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Requirements

  • Passing Grade: Theory Exam – 75% / Practical Exam – 75%

Achievements

  • CPTN CECs: CPTN-14
  • You will earn the designation CPTN-CPRCS.

Registration

Exam: Theory Exam – 120 minutes (2 hours)

Fee (HST included): CPTN Member $194.25 CAD / Non-member $252.00 CAD