SOURCE: National Academy of Sports Medicine

National Academy of Sports Medicine

October 06, 2010 07:03 ET

NASM Launches New Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training Course

Revolutionary Corrective Exercise Training System Improves Health and Fitness Professionals' Approach to Human Movement Impairment

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the global leader in personal trainer certification, sports performance training and corrective exercise, launched the revolutionary new course, NASM Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training (CEx).

The course prepares health and fitness professionals for the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) advanced specialization by providing the education, systems and solutions needed to assist clients with movement impairments, muscle imbalances and those recovering from injury.

The demand for elite health and fitness professionals trained in corrective exercise training has never been greater. In fact, the following research suggests that musculoskeletal pain and injury is more common today than ever:

  • Nearly 80% of adults suffer from lower-back pain
  • An estimated 100,000+ ACL injuries occur in the general U.S. population each year
  • Ankle sprains are reported to be the most common sports-related injury
  • Many fitness participants and athletes suffer from chronic neck, shoulder and knee pain

NASM's CEx provides a training system proven to address movement inefficiencies that frequently cause injuries. The CEx training system is supported by scientific research from leading institutions and from years of clinical and field testing with clients at all levels -- from the general fitness enthusiast to the elite, world-class athlete.

"All health and fitness professionals can benefit from corrective exercise training," said Dr. Micheal Clark, NASM CEO and creator of the CEx system. "The injury prevention, reconditioning and movement preparation expertise gained from CEx will greatly benefit any one dedicated to helping people move better, feel better and live healthier lives."

The course is geared towards a variety human-movement professionals including: athletic trainers, chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, personal trainers, physical therapists and strength and conditioning coaches. In fact, close to 93 percent of the athletic trainers in the National Basketball Association (NBA) hold the CES credential.

"NASM has helped us provide our athletes with the best possible training and corrective exercise strategies to keep them on the court," said Aaron Nelson, head athletic trainer for the NBA's Phoenix Suns. "NASM has been an unparalleled education provider to me and my staff and has been a tremendous factor in maximizing our players' performance." 

To learn more about the new CEx training course and how to become an NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, call 1.800.460.NASM (6276) or visit:

About NASM:
Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. To learn more, visit: or call 1.800.460.NASM (6276).

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