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

Requirements to be completed within 6 months of passing Online Exam

CPTN Post-Rehabilitation Candidates Must:

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

  • 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