Best postural analysis/corrective exercise certification
Hi all, I've been doing a lot of online research. I have been a personal trainer for about 10years and also have a lot of massage education. I'm interested in the Egoscue University PAS specialist and Justin Price's biomechanics method level 1. Has anyone completed either or both and would be willing to share strengths and weakness of either? Are they similar, or do they each have differing philosphies? Are there other programs who teach similar? Thanks for any answers
Although, I think there are bits of each one I use regularly, I think Justin Price has the greatest day to day impact on what I do at the moment.
What the FMS and the NASM (which I have used their methodologies for years) lack is system for teaching the client should just not be underestimated.
I really considered an education in Escogue but instead decided on a level 2 from Justin for the simple fact that I believe his systems are very easy to translate to clients.
Given NASM's great reputation, last year I made the choice to go through their Corrective Exercise Specialist certification. I found their e-learning modules were a great supplement to the textbook and exam study guide. Add that to how affordable the certification was and I was sold! Here's a link to their website for more info in case you're interested:
Are you familiar with Grey Cook and his FMS certification?
If not, here's a link for more info directly from his site:
Although I don't have a FMS certification, I've read a ton of Grey Cook's work. I've found his articles to be very informative and useful for helping clients overcome muscle imbalances.
Best of luck to you!
I also like Grey Cook's methods. I think he has a great certification for the type of specialty what you are looking to add to your certification(s).
I want to second Michael's recommendations. I also decided to to go the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist route and was very impressed with the online material and the textbook.
I have read the FMS book, and re-read many areas of the book. I practice the screenings constantly. I will be attending the workshop and taking the test this year. And I am convinced this is something special.
However, it is only for those who have invested their time and careers into being the best in the industry.
If you simply want a certification to get a job or build credentials, I would suggest settling for the NASM certifications.