Thoracic Spine Mobility - NAT Certification Course
Disclaimer and Warning Notice
The techniques demonstrated in this course may only ever be performed by a suitably qualified healthcare professional.
Taking this course does not grant you any form of license to practice manual therapy. Do not practice any form of manual therapy unless it falls within your professional scope of practice.
Depending on where you practice, you may be required by law to meet certain criteria for practicing manual therapy, even if you are a qualified medical or healthcare practitioner.
If you are not sure about the laws and regulations governing the practice of manual therapy in your area, you must make the necessary enquiries to ensure that you meet any and all requirements that may be in place.
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How to Complete This Course
1. View the video tutorials in the video player above in the order they are listed (where applicable).
2. Study the course workbook in your own time, in tandem with the video classes, or as directed.
3. Review all of the course material several times to ensure understanding. You will be examined on all course material.
4. Complete the course exam.
5. On passing the course exam you will receive an email with your certificate which you may download and print.
Upon successful completion of the "Thoracic Mobility Master Class" online course, participants should be able to:
- Understand the importance of thoracic mobility in relation to overall body movement, posture, and functional performance.
- Conduct comprehensive assessments of shoulder mobility, overhead squat patterns, and rotation movements to evaluate thoracic mobility and its impact on these movement patterns.
- Identify limitations, asymmetries, and compensatory patterns in thoracic mobility, recognizing their potential effects on movement quality, joint health, and athletic performance.
- Develop tailored corrective exercise programs to address specific limitations in thoracic mobility, utilizing evidence-based strategies to improve mobility, reduce discomfort, and enhance functional movement.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the application of various tools and techniques used in corrective exercises for thoracic mobility, including foam rollers, mobility balls, resistance bands, and proprioceptive training.
- Execute corrective exercises with proper technique and form, adhering to best practices for optimal execution and effectiveness.
- Modify exercises to suit individual needs, incorporating appropriate progressions and regressions based on client abilities and mobility levels.
- Analyze the success of corrective interventions by conducting periodic reassessments, evaluating changes in thoracic mobility and related movement patterns, and making necessary adjustments to the corrective program.
- Educate clients on the significance of thoracic mobility and its connection to functional movement, injury prevention, and overall well-being.
- Communicate with clients effectively, providing clear instructions, feedback, and guidance throughout the assessment, programming, and reassessment phases of the thoracic mobility training process.
- Integrate thoracic mobility interventions into broader fitness, rehabilitation, or athletic training programs, considering the specific goals and needs of each client.
- Commit to continuous learning and professional development, staying current with the latest research and trends in the field of thoracic mobility and corrective exercise.
- Practice ethically and professionally, adhering to industry standards and best practices, while prioritizing client safety and well-being in the provision of thoracic mobility interventions.
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