Certified Post Rehab Specialist
Bridging the Gap between Physical Therapy and Personal Training
What is a Certified Post Rehabilitation Specialist (CPRS)?
A CPRS is committed to improving the health and fitness of clients with existing medical conditions. In addition to helping clients improve strength or achieve body shaping goals, the CPRS is focused on improving functionality, reducing pain, and expediting a client’s recovery from injury, disease or treatment.
We Start When Physical Therapy Ends!
The number of therapy visits a patient receives is dependent on a number of factors, including severity of injury or illness and insurances coverage. However, in many cases, the time spent with a therapist is not long enough for the injury to fully recover. Many patients will continue to experience pain and dysfunction for an extended period of time. As a CPRS, you will have the knowledge to help these clients reduce pain and return to the activities that they love.
Become a Post Rehab Specialist Online and Advance Your Career
In this online certification, you will learn to:
- Compare the foundational anatomy and functional anatomy behind both daily and sport-specific movements.
- Interpret the mechanism of injury, common symptoms, medical management, common physical therapy treatment with post therapy training of common orthopedic injuries.
- Independently design sample beginner and advanced programs for movement dysfunctions.
- Market, promote and utilize the advanced training and skillset as a CPRS.
Module 1: Anatomy and Functional Anatomy Behind Human Movement
This module was designed to teach and learn the anatomy and functional anatomy behind everyday and sport specific movements. The course was designed to interpret the evidence-based research on spine and foundation of lumbopelvic stabilization. Particularly, the importance and significance of the transverse abdominis, quadratus lumborum, multifidi and oblique muscles. To learn the foundation material about fascia, fascial slings and their effect on daily function. This course will teach common muscle length assessments of the lower body and functional assessments of the shoulder and spine. It will also teach the ‘weak links’within the entire kinematic chain, according to the research and learn effective exercises to target these areas with rationale. Finally, will distinguish how the various systems of the body work together to produce movement.
Module 2: Joint Movements and Actions
This module was designed to teach the student how to differentiate how the joints of the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder and spine move. To distinguish how a hinge, pivot, ball and socket, saddle, condyloid and gliding joints move within the body. To differentiate the different types of bones within the musculoskeletal system and their respective function.
Finally, to compare the different planes of movement as it relates to both daily and sport-specific movements.
Module 3: Understanding the Kinetic Chain
The module was designed to teach the student how to interpret the fundamental concepts of mobility and stability as it relates to how the ankle, knee, hip, and lumbar spine move. To differentiate among an open chain movement and a closed chain movement providing one example of each. To distinguish the difference between a mobilizer and stabilizer muscle while providing one example of each. Finally, to analyze the different parts of the kinetic chain during both static and dynamic movements.
Module 4: Foundation of Biomechanics and Biomechanics of Movement
This module was designed to teach the concepts of mobility, stability, controlled mobility and skill and how they all relate to movement. In order to understand both biomechanical principles and foundational biomechanics, essential terms and principles behind movement must be understood first. By learning these fundamental concepts, the student will be able to interpret the biomechanics of movement within the spine, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. Differentiate among the three planes of movement, providing one example of each. Distinguish the factors that can affect or interfere with range of motion. Compare the different types of range of motion available within the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder joints. Express what the scapulohumeral rhythm (SHR) is within the shoulder and its importance with shoulder flexion and shoulder abduction movements.
Module 5: Musculoskeletal and Movement Screening
The module was designed to teach and learn how to compare the fundamental components behind both a musculoskeletal and movement screen. To independently execute or perform a musculoskeletal movement screen after completing the CPRS certification. To identify and recognize warning signs or red flags that indicate the client needs evaluation or treatment from a licensed medical professional. Finally, interpret recognizing normal vs. abnormal movement patterns, and be able to modify and select appropriate exercises.
Module 6: Foundation of Exercise and Exercise Prescription
This course was designed to teach the foundation of therapeutic exercises on common medical conditions. To justify when prescribing any exercise, and when to recognize to modify or progress based on science. To interpret the difference between an open chain movement vs. a closed chain movements and be able to apply the principles of specificity and overload principle with the post rehabilitation client. To define the four key training variables, or FITT principle (Frequency; Intensity, time, type. Finally, to be able to explain the four phases of a therapeutic exercise program, including the goals of these phases and methodology of implementation.
Module 7: Foundation of periodization training
This module was designed for the student to be able to differentiate the principles of therapeutic exercise and program design as it relates to the post rehabilitation client. To learn the foundation principles of Periodization Training and Program Design. To independently execute a sports performance evaluation and the components associated within the assessment. To differentiate between 15 common sports that include energy systems used, movement analysis, and functional anatomy involved. To be able to design sample beginner and advanced sport-specific training programs for common sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer and others. Finally, be able to design sample micro cycle, mesocycle and macro cycle programs for 15 common sports.
Module 8: Common movement dysfunctions of the orthopedic, neuromuscular, CP/CV & special populations
This module was designed to teach and be able to differentiate between common orthopedic, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary/vascular and special population dysfunctions. To critically evaluate the difference among common pathology/movement dysfunctions. To interpret the mechanism of injury, common symptoms, medical management, common physical therapy treatment with post therapy training of common orthopedic injuries. Finally, be able to design sample beginner and advanced programs for movement dysfunctions defending rationale that is based on science and research.
Module 9: Common movement dysfunctions of the orthopedic, neuromuscular, CP/CV & special populations
This course was designed to teach and be able to differentiate between common orthopedic, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary/vascular and special population dysfunctions. To critically evaluate the difference among common pathology/movement dysfunctions. To interpret the mechanism of injury, common symptoms, medical management, common physical therapy treatment with post therapy training of common orthopedic injuries. Finally, be able to design sample beginner and advanced programs for movement dysfunctions defending rationale that is based on science and research
Course 10: Scope of Practice of CPRS and Marketing Post Rehabilitative Service
This course was designed for the student to be able to interpret the scope of practice of a Post Rehabilitation Specialist as it relates to Post Rehabilitation Training. To interpret the role of the CPRS as it relates to Post Rehabilitation Training and interpret the foundation of marketing. Be able to compare the difference between the marketing and public relations as it relates to both fitness professionals and post rehabilitation specialists. Interpret realistic opportunities and earning potential for the Post Rehabilitation Specialist. Distinguish how to market, promote and utilize the advanced training and skillset as a CPRS.
Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc& Sportsphysio, MPT, CSCS, C-IASTM, NASM-CPT
Chris is the CEO of Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems(PTCS) and the creator of Certified Post Rehabilitation Specialist(CPRS) certification, and 17 home study courses. Chris has 19 years experience as a physical therapist, 20 years experience as a personal trainer and 15 years as an experienced international presenter. He holds an Advanced Master’s degree in orthopedics & sports physical therapy from the University of South Australia, a Master’s degree in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University and B.S. in Marketing from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Chris has 21 years of strong, diverse experience in treating movement dysfunctions, 21 years experience as a personal trainer and 15 years as an experienced international presenter. He has extensive experience treating spinal injuries, sacroiliac, degenerative, sports and various movement dysfunctions including fascial dysfunctions. He has independently wrote expert opinion papers with regards to litigation cases, provided consulting services to various dentists and provided consulting advice to various exercise equipment manufacturers.
|Q. How long do I have access to the course?|
|A. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course from the account used at purchase.|
|Q. How long is the Post Rehab Specialist Certification course?|
|A. We estimated the certification course to take 15-20 hours depending on your reading speed and the amount of time spent studying, revisiting, or absorbing course materials and content.|
|Q. Does this certification require renewals?|
|A. No renewals are required with the CPRS Certification.|
|Q. What is the refund/cancellation policy?|
|A. We want you to be happy with the course! However, if the timing doesn't work, or you are not satisfied with your purchase, you have 30 days to request a refund. If you have completed your course and claimed the CECs, we will be unable to issue a refund.|
|Q. Do I get CECs/CEUs Post Rehab Specialist Certification course?|
|A. Yes, the Post Rehab Specialist Certification is approved CEC by ACE (3.5 CECs), NASM (1.9 CECs), NFPT (4.0 CECs) and NSPA (2.0 CECs).|
From the very beginning of studying the CPRS Certification, I was able to effectively implement the course material in a practical manner. The course content assisted in solidifying my existing rehabilitation knowledge as well as boosting my knowledge and understanding to a higher level. It is very comprehensive and covers a broad spectrum of rehabilitation and medical , functional fitness, clearly covering what I could help my clients with in confidence and within my scope of practice. Chris Gellert, CEO of PTCS, Author and Tutor of this course, was always an email away, very helpful and shared his extensive knowledge in a humble and comprehensible manner. I highly recommend this course and I am glad that it is a qualification that I now have under my belt.
Sharna Fysh S.N.H.S.Dip (Colour Therapy), CPRS
Chris Gellert has created a vastly informative and comprehensive certification course. The text and accompanying videos cover the body of information in a concise manner with in-depth knowledge and rationale. This certification is a must for every trainer who wants to work with post- or pre-rehabilitation clients. I am grateful to have this resource to be able to confidently help my clients. Chris has been great in replying and answering my assorted questions during my time of study.
Jeffrey Blake, BBA, CPRS, CPFT
Certified Post Rehabilitation Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Behavior Change Coach
Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems Post-Rehabilitation Specialist Certification was exactly what I was looking for in my continuing education. Having worked in outpatient physical therapy settings as an Athletic Trainer to performance gym settings as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, I found my niche was filling the gap between injury and optimal movement. CPRS could not have more helped me fill that gap anymore than it did. Chris has found a way to distinguish practitioners in our space as truly understanding the post-rehabilitation process. The courses were both practical and applicable to my everyday practice, something that I have found hard to come by in both BOC and NSCA CEU offerings. The testing combined our knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology with evaluation, progressions, and modifications that we see every single day. I am ecstatic I was able to round out 2020 with the CPRS course and a new certification that I am proud to utilize to market myself and further distinguish myself in the health and wellness space. Thank you Chris!
Elise Munn, BS, ATC, CSCS, CPRS, CAFS