A GUIDE FOR LEARNING CORRECTIVE EXERCISE PROGRAM DESIGN FOR MUSCLE IMBALANCES, R.O.M. DEVIATIONS AND PROMOTION OF LYMPH DRAINAGE FOR BREAST CANCER RECOVERY CLIENTS.
In this Advanced Specialty Certificate course you will learn safe and effective techniques for training breast cancer recovery clients from NFPT author partners and experts at the Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI). This course provides certified personal trainers and healthcare professionals a higher level of mastery and skill to train clients during and after breast cancer surgery and treatment. When you successfully compete this course you receive your Breast Cancer Recovery BOSU® Specialist (BCRBS) credential and title. Display it proudly and put it to work immediately!
In this course we explore the daily struggles faced by people diagnosed with breast cancer. This course is an advanced level education for certified personal trainers to use BOSU® balance trainer techniques for developing a higher level of mastery and skill to work with breast cancer patients during and after cancer surgery and treatment. As a Breast Cancer Recovery BOSU® Specialist (BCRBS) you will be placed as a qualifying member into the Medical Fitness Network (MFN) and you will be connected to breast cancer clients in your area. This BCRBS course will give you, the certified personal trainer, an advanced level of knowledge that will position you to work with breast cancer clients. You will be able to design corrective exercise programs for muscle imbalances and range of motion deviations, as well as recommend exercises that promote lymph drainage. As a BRCBS, you can help patients with recovery and full and active living!
Andrea Leonard, author of this course and Founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI) knows these struggles firsthand and will help you to help others through the knowledge and exercise education that are presented in this text. You will receive continuing education credits for this course, but, more than that, you will gain the knowledge needed to work one-one-with breast cancer recovery clients.
What You Get With This eCourse
Course eBook & Exercises
Demo Videos for All Exercises (1 hr: 24 min: 43 sec)
Education Support (w/course author)
1 Year Medical Fitness Network Membership
Advanced Specialty Certificate
*the BOSU® training ball is not included with this course
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
If you are a certified personal trainer or allied health professional with a strong working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and carrying a current national certification and/or degree in an exercise or health related field of study in order to understand and retain the information needed to pursue this qualification. This course and subsequent BCRBS qualification will allow you to expand upon your scope of practice to include breast cancer patients/recovery survivors.
This is an Advanced Level Continuing Education Course serving a special population. Successful completion is designated by a specialty credential the Breast Cancer Recovery Specialist, BCRBS. This course has been development in partnership with the Medical Fitness Education Foundation (MFEF) and as a BCRBS you will be connected through the Medical Fitness Network (a networking platform of the MFEF) to potential clients in your community.
Online, multiple choice test
82 questions, limit = 2 hours
80% pass score
Instant test results
1 Free Online Re-test
Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
Demonstrate an understanding of the different surgeries, including breast reconstruction and the impact of these surgeries on physical mobility
Understand the signs and symptoms of upper extremity lymphedema and how to prevent, identify, and manage it
Perform a comprehensive postural assessment to determine muscle imbalance and address chronic pain issues
Perform joint range of motion assessments with a goniometer to determine the cause of ROM limitations
Develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program using exercises on the BOSU® Balance Trainer
Develop a strategic exercise program and progression for each client
After your purchase of this course, NFPT will verify your registration information and then send you an email confirmation and instructions for accessing all course material and the test through your personal NFPT online account (this can take up to 24 business hours. However, your receipt of purchase will be sent immediately). When you pass the test, you are instantly awarded your certificate of completion for printing and display. If you are an NFPT Certified Personal Trainer, your continuing education credits (CECs) automatically post to your account.
NFPT is a proud partner and supporter of the Medical Fitness Education Foundation (MFEF). As a certified personal trainer with this BCRBS credential, you receive a complimentary one-year professional membership MedFit Network valued at $169. Create a full page public profile on the fastest growing national online registry of fitness and allied healthcare professionals who have a background in prevention, treatment & rehabilitation of chronic disease, medical conditions, working with those with disabilities or women’s health issues including pre & postnatal care. Look for details in your NFPT course confirmation email on how to access your membership and create your profile page on the MedFit Network.
This video is a preview for insight into what you can expect to learn along with emphasis placed on safe progressions as you go through the learning material. This course comes with access to the complete video (over an hour of video instruction) for all exercises that are discussed and illustrated throughout the course manual. Get your BCRBS title after you have completed your studies and take the test.
Meet the Author
Andrea Leonard is the founder and president of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI), an organization established in 2004 in response to a growing need to provide scientifically-based continuing education on exercise therapy as a critical component of cancer recovery. Andrea knew the need first hand, at the age of eighteen she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent a complete thyroidectomy. Following her surgery, Andrea was challenged with a new, sluggish metabolism, and weight gain. It was through her own personal struggles to regain her previous energy level and physique that Andrea decided to become a personal trainer. She wanted to be able to help others, like herself, who struggled with the same issues of weight gain and poor self-esteem. Andrea graduated from the University of MD in 1990 with a degree in Criminal Justice, but quickly realized that she was in the wrong profession. She avidly pursued a career as a personal trainer and became certified by The National Sports Professionals Association, The American Council on Exercise, The National Academy of Sports Medicine, and The American College of Sports Medicine. Additionally, Andrea was certified by the Cooper Institute as a Special Populations Expert and partnered with the National Federation of Professional Trainers as a subject matter expert and course author to bring this valuable education and credentialing to market.