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The BioMechanics Method® Corrective Exercise Specialist

by Justin Price, MA and Mary Bratcher, MA

Earn up to 80 CEC hours with this speciality certificate program!

36 Ratings

Type: Online Course

Item: BM-LevelOneIDEA


Video Introduction from Justin Price


What is The BioMechanics Method®?

The BioMechanics Method (TBMM) is the world’s premier step-by-step corrective exercise education program designed to teach health and fitness professionals how to effectively work with people who experience muscle and joint pain.

This revolutionary approach to pain relief incorporates structural assessments, corrective exercise techniques and life coaching strategies into a simple system that makes improved function and pain-free living a reality for people plagued by muscle and joint pain. TBMM has been used by Justin Price for nearly 20 years with amazing results, helping people overcome the effects of back, neck, shoulder, knee, ankle and foot pain.

TBMM is recognized and accredited internationally by the world's largest and most respected fitness organizations and is the highest-rated CES credential in the industry.

Why Should I Become a Corrective Exercise Specialist?

Did you know that 90% of personal training clients report muscle and joint pain that limits their daily function, ability to exercise and enjoyment of life? However, very few fitness professionals have the necessary skills and requisite qualifications to help these clients meet their pain-relief and performance goals.

Professionals who have earned The BioMechanics Method corrective exercise credential (TBMM-CES) are sought-after the world over for their unique ability to help people eradicate pain so they can regain or continue active lifestyles.

What Will I Learn to Do?

Students learn everything they need to know to provide specialized services in corrective exercise including:

  • How to perform a series of simple assessments to reveal the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction
  • How to choose and implement the right corrective exercises with clients
  • How to sell corrective exercise programs to prospective clients
  • How to integrate corrective exercise strategies into athletic and/or performance based programs.
  • And more!

Available Course Credits

Fitness Australia

Learning Objectives

By the end of this corrective exercise specialty certificate course you will be able to:

  1. Employ a step-by-step process for conducting fundamental structural assessments that can be used with any client to identify structural deviations that may cause or contribute to chronic pain and/or injuries.
  2. Understand the root cause of a client’s pain and/or dysfunction by determining which muscles and soft tissue structures have been affected by structural deviations and movement dysfunction.
  3. Describe and explain the differences between three major types of corrective exercises: self-myofascial release, stretching, and strengthening and identify how and when to utilize, progress, and regress each of the three corrective exercise types when working with clients in chronic pain.
  4. Design corrective exercise programs that ensure maximum client participation and adherence by knowing what to do and not to do at each stage of the program design process to help clients reach their goals as effectively and efficiently as possible.
  5. Provide evidence of your understanding of structural assessment, functional anatomy, and corrective exercise program design through the successful completion of a series comprehensive multiple choice exams and a practical skills test.

Course Procedure

The estimated completion time for The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist course in its entirety is approximately 50-75 hours. There are five learning modules that must be successfully completed in order to receive your Specialist Certificate. Each module is numbered separately and broken into three components. You must complete the following tasks associated with each learning module in order to progress to subsequent modules:

  1. Watch the online videos. 
  2. Read the online materials and perform the various activities. 
  3. Complete the exams. 

How is my grade for this course determined?

In order to receive a passing grade and be eligible to claim your Corrective Exercise Specialist certificate, you must correctly answer a minimum of 70% of the exam questions. You may retake each exam as necessary until you pass for no additional charge. Once you pass all the exams you will receive your credential certificate verifying your status as a Specialist in The BioMechanics Method (TBMM-CES).

How long do I have to complete this program?

You have a maximum of twelve (12) months from your original date of enrollment to complete the program.

Course Content

Important Course Information - Please ReadArticle
The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment Video Video
The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment ManualArticle
Structural Assessment (Module 1) - End of Section Self Check activities (printable)Article
The Fundamentals of Structural Assessment TestTest
Understanding Muscles and Movement Video Video
Understanding Muscles and Movement ManualArticle
Understanding Muscles and Movement (Module 2) - End of Section Self Check activities (printable)Article
Understanding Muscles and Movement TestTest
The Fundamentals of Corrective Exercise Video Video
The Fundamentals of Corrective Exercise ManualArticle
Corrective Exercise (Module 3) - End of Section Self Check activities (printable)Article
The Fundamentals of Corrective Exercise TestTest
Corrective Exercise Program Design VideoVideo
Corrective Exercise Program Design ManualArticle
Corrective Exercise Program Design (Module 4) - End of Section Self Check activities (printable)Article
Corrective Exercise Program Design TestTest
The Complete Exercise Library (Level One) Video Video
The Complete Exercise Library (Level One) Reference ManualArticle
Study Materials for Module 5 Practical Skills TestArticle
Practical Skills Requirement and Completion - Module 5Test
Assessment Tools and Client Program WorkbooksArticle

About the Author

Justin Price, MA

Justin Price, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Justin Price, MA, is the creator of The BioMechanics Method which provides corrective exercise education for health and fitness professionals. He is also an IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and an education provider for ACE, BOSU, TRX, PTAGlobal, PTontheNet, Power Systems and the NSCA. Certification: ACE Education provider for: ACE and NSCA

Mary Bratcher, MA

Mary Bratcher, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Mary Bratcher (MA, DipLC) is a Wellness Coach with nearly 20 years of counseling experience. She incorporates concepts from psychology and life coaching to help people develop better strategies for dealing with life's demands. She uses a practical, solution-based approach to life that helps people identify, approach, and resolve problematic issues. Mary has worked as a life coach in many countries including North America, England, and New Zealand. She specializes in small business development and resolution of psychological factors that contribute to musculoskeletal pain. Mary is a published author, professional speaker, media consultant, and faculty member for the American Council on Exercise. She is also an Associate Director of Content for PTontheNET and a member of the PTA Global Board of Directors. Mary has developed numerous continuing education courses for fitness professionals and is the co-creator of The BioMechanics Method™ educational program which provides exercise solutions for chronic pain ( She is also the co-owner of The BioMechanics, a San Diego-based facility that specializes in helping people alleviate muscle and joint pain. CEC provider for: ACE

36 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Andrea Green on Jan 11, 2017

    Great course, excellent learning/study materials, provides the fitness professional with practical skills to confidently guide your clients through a corrective exercise program. As a Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor I believe the TBMM program design and order of exercise progression will work in seamlessly with both exercise methods. It just makes sense!

  • by Marcia de Azevedo Daher on Dec 20, 2016

    I´m very thankfull and very happy to finished this course! This is great tool and very usefull to work with all my clients! This course has gave me confidence to work with my clients, and i highly recommend to everyone, because sometimes , even tho, you have a line of training, secuence to aliviate the pain, sometimes you are not sure if it is the right way! But following the steps of The Biomechanics Methods, you can reallyhave success with your clients! Thank you Justin!! Really Awesome!

  • by nancy simpson on Dec 15, 2016

    I am very proud to have recently completed the TBBM course. This is both a wonderfully constructed course and amazingly effective method for assisting my clients in relieving their chronic musculoskeletal aches and pains. I love teaching the connectivity of the kinetic chain and the way the human body responds to misalignment. It is so gratifying to have a method that educates my clients as well as relieving them of their discomforts! After 20 years as a personal trainer,this course has brought me new energy and confidence I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a solid method for corrrective exercise and a supportive group back at the TBBM home office!

  • by Stacie Weber on Nov 30, 2016

    I'm very grateful and excited to have completed the Biomechanics method. Most populations will need this level of help with their health and I'm looking for to helping those people.

  • by Caroline Cahill on Feb 23, 2016

    I feel that this course is a must for all fitness professionals as I realise good functional movement is only achievable when we move from a position of as close to ideal posture as possible.
    The course content is very well laid out in informative text and videos that are easy to follow. Being able to move at your own pace through the material step by step makes it even easier.
    Since completing this course I have been able to assist many of my clients in correcting deviations in their posture that was affecting their daily lives, eliminating aches and pains that they had learnt to live with.
    A new client who came to me having learnt to live with intense shoulder and hip pain even though she had been down many avenues for a cure was amazed at the progress she has made by diligently doing her home exercises every day for the past month. Her hip pain has totally disappeared and her shoulder is well on the way to becoming pain free. This course has also made me more aware of the imbalances within my own body which I have been working on with excellent results.

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