Practical Exam List – Student

Competency Teaching points (The value of each point can be found at the end of each line.)
Calculate and explain BMI rating
  1. Weight – Zero the scales before the client steps onto them, making sure the scale is sitting on a flat surface. | 1
  2. Weight – Ask the client to remove shoes, any ‘heavy’ items from their pockets (key’s, wallets etc) and remove any heavy items of clothing | 1
  3. Weight – When measuring weight ask client to look straight ahead and stay still on the scales. Record weight to nearest 0.1 kg | 1
  4. Height – Ask your client to remove their shoes prior to taking the measurement | 1
  5. Height – Remember to raise the anthropometer arm before starting the test | 1
  6. Height – Instruct your client to stand as erect as possible, before taking the measurement, instruct the client to take a deep breath and hold until the measurement has been taken | 1
  7. Height – Lower the measuring device until it rests gently on the top of your clients head and record the measurement (to the nearest 0.5 cm) | 1
  8. BMI – correctly calculate BMI | 2
  9. BMI – correctly establish health category| 1
  10. BMI – correctly explain to client whether they should be concerned | 5
Measure weight and waist circumference, explain health risks.
  1. Weight – Zero the scales before the client steps onto them, making sure the scale is sitting on a flat surface. | 1
  2. Weight – Ask the client to remove shoes, any ‘heavy’ items from their pockets (key’s, wallets etc) and remove any heavy items of clothing | 1
  3. Weight – When measuring weight ask client to look straight ahead and stay still on the scales. Record weight to nearest 0.1 kg | 1
  4. WC – Place yourself off to one side of client’s mid-section | 1
  5. WC – Place measuring tape around waist (smallest girth around the abdomen), ensure client is not wearing bulky clothes | 1
  6. WC – Apply tension to the tape so that it fits snugly around the body, but does not compress the skin or body fat | 2
  7. WC – Align the tape so that it runs horizontal (parallel to the floor) and not diagonal | 1
  8. WC – At the end of a normal expiration, record measurement to nearest 0.5 cm | 2
  9. Health risk – correctly establish health category| 1
  10. Health risk – correctly explain to client whether they should be concerned | 4
FMS DS
  1. Have the client stand tall with feet shoulder-width apart and toes pointed forward | 1
  2. Have the client grasp the dowel in both hands and place it on top of head so shoulders and elbows are at 90 degrees | 1
  3. Have the client press the dowel so that it is directly above your head | 1
  4. Instruct the client to maintain an upright torso, keep heels and dowel in position, and descend into a squat as deeply as possible | 1
  5. Instruct the client to hold the bottom position for a count of one, and then return to the starting position | 1
  6. Make appropriate corrections to set-up between movement reps. Eventually may need to regress to elevating client’s heels | 1
  7. Watch the movement pattern 3 (or 6 with elevated heels) times from different angles | 1
  8. Screen for pain (score of zero) and provide an appropriate score for movement | 1
  9. Provide appropriate rationale for the score and submit at correct data sheet | 1
  10. Chose 2 appropriate exercises for movement pattern | 2
  11. Describe each exercise (i.e., set-up, posture, movement pattern) (a demonstration is not needed, but could help here) | 2
  12. Have the client try each exercise (reps to ensure understanding and correct errors) | 1
  13. Explain expectations regarding load expectations, core engagement, and breathing for each exercise | 1
FMS HS
  1. Have client stand tall with feet together and toes touching the test kit, with hurdle step at height of client’s tibial tuberosity | 1
  2. Have the client grasp the dowel in both hands and place it on top of head so shoulders and elbows are at 90 degrees | 1
  3. Have the client to maintain hand position and lower dowel to the base of the neck and across the shoulders | 1
  4. Instruct the client to keep an upright torso, raise the right leg and step over the hurdle, making sure to raise the foot towards the shin and maintain foot alignment vertically with the ankle, knee and hip | 1
  5. Instruct the client to touch the floor with heel and return to the starting position while maintaining the same alignment | 1
  6. Make appropriate corrections to set-up between movement reps | 1
  7. Watch the movement pattern 6 times (3 each leg) from different angles | 1
  8. Screen for pain (score of zero) and provide an appropriate score for each leg | 1
  9. Provide appropriate rationale for the score and submit at correct data sheet | 1
  10. Chose 2 appropriate exercises for movement pattern | 2
  11. Describe each exercise (i.e., set-up, posture, movement pattern) (a demonstration is not needed, but could help here) | 2
  12. Have the client try each exercise (reps to ensure understanding and correct errors) | 1
  13. Explain expectations regarding load expectations, core engagement, and breathing for each exercise | 1
FMS IL
  1. Have client step onto the center of the board with the right foot toe on the zero mark and left foot placed according to tibial measurement | 1
  2. Help client get both toes facing forward and balanced in position | 1
  3. After client’s feet are in place, assist them in holding dowel with contralateral elbow (to forward leg) high | 1
  4. Instruct the client to have the dowel along the spine so it touches the back of head, upper back and tailbone | 1
  5. Instruct client to maintain an upright posture so the dowel stays straight and in conact on head, back, and tailbone, descend into a lunge position so knee touches the centre of the board then return to starting position | 1
  6. Make appropriate corrections to set-up between movement reps | 1
  7. Watch the movement pattern 6 times (3 each leg) from different angles | 1
  8. Screen for pain (score of zero) and provide an appropriate score for each leg (scoring the front leg) | 1
  9. Provide appropriate rationale for the score and submit at correct data sheet | 1
  10. Chose 2 appropriate exercises for movement pattern | 2
  11. Describe each exercise (i.e., set-up, posture, movement pattern) (a demonstration is not needed, but could help here) | 2
  12. Have the client try each exercise (reps to ensure understanding and correct errors) | 1
  13. Explain expectations regarding load expectations, core engagement, and breathing for each exercise | 1
FMS SM
  1. Measure the length of the client’s hand and have client stand tall with feet together, arms hanging comfortably in fits | 1
  2. Instruct client to (in one motion), reach the right first over the head and down back as far as possible while simultaneously reach left first up your back as far as possible | 1
  3. Instruct client not to creep hands closer after the initial placement | 1
  4. Measure the distance between fists, unless the distance is < 1 hand length, have the client complete the movement 6 times (3 each arm) | 1
  5. Make appropriate corrections to set-up between movement reps | 1
  6. Screen for pain (score of zero) and provide an appropriate score for each arm (scoring upper arm) | 1
  7. Have client complete clearing test (shoulder impingement) with both arms following movement| 1
  8. Screen for pain from clearing test (+ or -) | 1
  9. Provide appropriate rationale for the score and submit at correct data sheet | 1
  10. Chose 2 appropriate exercises for movement pattern | 2
  11. Describe each exercise (i.e., set-up, posture, movement pattern) (a demonstration is not needed, but could help here) | 2
  12. Have the client try each exercise (reps to ensure understanding and correct errors) | 1
  13. Explain expectations regarding load expectations, core engagement, and breathing for each exercise | 1
FMS ASLR
  1. Have client lie flat with the back of knees against the board, feet together with toes pointing up | 1
  2. Have client place both arms next to body with the palms facing up | 1
  3. Hold dowel vertically half-way between client’s ASIS and crease in their knee (measure distance and find half-way) | 1
  4. Instruct client to keep knees extended and toes pointing up throughout movement pattern | 1
  5. Instruct client to raise the scoring leg as high as possible while keeping the opposite knee in contact with the FMS board | 1
  6. Make appropriate corrections to set-up between movement reps | 1
  7. Watch the movement pattern 6 times (3 each leg) | 1
  8. Provide an appropriate score for each leg | 1
  9. Provide appropriate rationale for the score and submit at correct data sheet| 1
  10. Chose 2 appropriate exercises for movement pattern | 2
  11. Describe each exercise (i.e., set-up, posture, movement pattern) (a demonstration is not needed, but could help here) | 2
  12. Have the client try each exercise (reps to ensure understanding and correct errors) | 1
  13. Explain expectations regarding load expectations, core engagement, and breathing for each exercise | 1
FMS TSPU
  1. Have client lie face down with arms extended overhead at shoulder-width apart, legs together, toes pulled to ground | 1
  2. Have client get their thumbs in line with forehead (men) or chin (women), extend their knees and lift elbows slightly off the ground | 1
  3. Instruct client to maintain a rigid torso, push body as one unit into a push-up position | 1
  4. Make appropriate corrections to set-up between movement reps. Eventually may need to move thumbs down to chin (men) or clavicle (women) | 1
  5. Watch the movement pattern 3 (or 6 if second option is needed) times from different angles | 1
  6. Provide an appropriate score for movement | 1
  7. Have client complete clearing test (spinal extension) following movement | 1
  8. Screen for pain from clearing test (+ or -) | 1
  9. Provide appropriate rationale for the score and submit at correct data sheet | 1
  10. Chose 2 appropriate exercises for movement pattern | 2
  11. Describe each exercise (i.e., set-up, posture, movement pattern) (a demonstration is not needed, but could help here) | 2
  12. Have the client try each exercise (reps to ensure understanding and correct errors) | 1
  13. Explain expectations regarding load expectations, core engagement, and breathing for each exercise | 1
FMS RS
  1. Have client get into quadruped position, get their thumbs, knees and toes in contact the sides of the board, and have them pull their toes toward the floor | 1
  2. Instruct client to simultaneously lift right hand and right leg into a straight line | 1
  3. Instruct client to touch elbow and knee directly over board and re-extend into straight line (without rolling at shoulders or hips) | 1
  4. Make appropriate corrections to set-up between movement reps. Eventually may need to regress to bilateral movement | 1
  5. Watch the movement pattern 6 times (3 each side) or more with regression | 1
  6. Provide an appropriate score for each side (scoring side which the arm is moving) | 1
  7. Have client complete clearing test (spinal flexion) following movement | 1
  8. Screen for pain from clearing test (+ or -) | 1
  9. Provide appropriate rationale for the score and submit at correct data sheet | 1
  10. Chose 2 appropriate exercises for movement pattern | 2
  11. Describe each exercise (i.e., set-up, posture, movement pattern) (a demonstration is not needed, but could help here) | 2
  12. Have the client try each exercise (reps to ensure understanding and correct errors) | 1
  13. Explain expectations regarding load expectations, core engagement, and breathing for each exercise | 1
Goblet Squat + Bird Dog
  1. Instruct client to stand with feet approximately shoulder width apart, toes pointed slightly out. | 1
  2. Discuss the importance of maintaining as erect a torso as possible (neutral spine) throughout the movement. | 1
  3. Instruct client to keep knees aligned with toes (knees don’t collapse in) | 1
  4. Discuss target ROM (squat until knees are bent below 90 degrees) | 1
  5. Cue client to keep weight back (e.g.: weight over ankles or more towards heels than toes) | 1
  6. Client completes at least 10 reps. | 1
  7. Screen pain/discomfort during squat. | 1
  8. Offer client the option to use a mat | 1
  9. Explain and cue engaging the core, keeping pelvis stable | 1
  10. Instruct and verify client can fully extend a single leg (while maintaining neutral spine) | 1
  11. Instruct and verify client can fully extend a single arm (while maintaining neutral spine) | 1
  12. Instruct and verify client can fully extend the opposing arm-leg, hold for ~2 seconds | 1
  13. Perform 6-8 reps per side | 1
  14. Screen pain/discomfort during bird-dog | 1
  15. Explain a stretch appropriate for a novice client that targets the muscles trained in the squat. | 1
Split Squat + Push-Up
  1. Determine a stance length/width that should allow the client to be balanced. | 1
  2. Mention the importance of maintaining as erect a torso as possible (neutral spine) throughout the movement. | 1
  3. Explain target range-of-motion (i.e. knees form a 90˚angle at the bottom of the movement.) | 1
  4. Cue client to push off through the heel of the lead leg | 1
  5. Complete 8-10 reps per leg | 1
  6. Screen pain/discomfort during split squat | 1
  7. Offer client the option to use a mat | 1
  8. Have client assume a prone position (lying face down) on the floor with the legs fully extended and the toes pointed down to the floor. | 1
  9. Cue your client to keep the core engaged (torso should remain in a straight line; neutral spine) | 1
  10. Have client place their hands on the floor, palms down, ~ 1 to 3 inches wider than shoulder-width apart with the elbows pointed outward. | 1
  11. Explain the impact of moving hands closer in/further away from shoulder-width | 1
  12. Have client push (i.e. fully extend the elbows), then lower the body by allowing the elbows to flex to a 90° angle (or a position where the chest is hovering 1-2″ above the ground) | 1
  13. Complete at least 10 reps | 1
  14. Screen pain/discomfort during push-up | 1
  15. Explain a stretch appropriate for a novice client that targets the muscles trained in the split squat. | 1
Hip Bridging + Plank
  1. Offer client option to use a mat | 1
  2. Have client lie on their back, feet planted on the floor. Arms at sides for balance | 1
  3. Explain that movement involves client thrusting hips forward to full extension by pushing off heels and contracting glutes | 1
  4. Watch client demonstrate movement, helping client achieve full extension, if necessary | 1
  5. Complete at least 10 reps | 1
  6. Screen pain/discomfort during bridge | 1
  7. Demonstrate/teach progression to 1-leg bridge | 1
  8. Again, offer client the option to use a mat | 1
  9. Mention the importance of maintaining as erect a torso as possible (neutral spine) throughout the movement | 1
  10. In a prone position, have client brace against forearms, with elbows positioned under the shoulders, legs fully extended and the toes pointed down to the floor | 1
  11. Explain and cue engaging the core | 1
  12. Instruct the client to raise body upward until body is help in a straight line | 1
  13. Have client attempt to hold position for at least 30 seconds | 1
  14. Screening of pain/discomfort during plank | 1
  15. Explain a stretch appropriate for a novice client that targets the muscles used in the hip bridge | 1
Inverted Row + McGill Crunch
  1. Position a bar in a rack to a height that will allow client to extend arms without lying on the floor | 1
  2. Using a slightly wider than shoulder width grip (hands pronated), have client hang underneath the bar | 1
  3. Client’s body should be straight (neutral spine) with heels on the ground with their arms fully extended | 1
  4. Instruct the client to initiate movement by flexing the elbow, pulling their chest towards the bar. Pause then return to starting position | 1
  5. Complete at least 10 reps | 1
  6. Screening pain/discomfort during row | 1
  7. Offer your client a mat | 1
  8. Have client lie on their back on the floor with one leg extended straight and flat on the floor, the knee of the opposite leg should be bent and the foot flat | 1
  9. Explain to client the desired range-of-motion and target muscle activation | 1
  10. Have client place their hands hands palms down on the floor underneath the natural arch in their lower back | 1
  11. Have client slowly raise their head and shoulders off the floor without bending the lower back or spine | 1
  12. Hold this position for 7 to 10 seconds, then lower torso back to mat | 1
  13. Complete 3-5 repetitions | 1
  14. Screening pain/discomfort during crunch | 1
  15. Explain a stretch appropriate for a novice client that targets the muscles used in the row | 1
3043 PLANK
  1. Explain general TRX rules: tight straps, equal resistance (no sawing), neutral posture, and no rubbing on arms | 1
  2. Coach concepts of increasing/decreasing resistance and increasing/decreasing instability | 1
  3. Explain and coach muscle engagement and posture in plank position on TRX | 1
  4. Adjust straps for plank (mid-calf) | 1
  5. Assist client in getting into plank position (handles to bottom of shoe and rotate) | 1
  6. Assist client in getting feet directly under anchor and gain control over TRX and have client start exercise lying in prone position | 1
  7. Find appropriate plank for client ability | 1
  8. Coach while client holds plank, make appropriate adjustments to form (i.e., breathing, posture, core engagement, shoulder retraction, neutral pelvis) | 1
  9. Hold for appropriate amount of time and discuss appropriate programming | 1
  10. Check for pain/discomfort in movement | 1
  11. Choose an appropriate variation PLANK exercise from class (progression, regression, alternative) | 1
  12. Explain steps to complete exercise (a demonstration may be helpful here but not necessary) | 1
  13. Coach client into position, making appropriate adjustments to intensity | 1
  14. Check for pain/discomfort in second movement | 1
  15. Coach while client completes exercise for an appropriate amount of time, make appropriate adustments to form (appropriate posture, core engagement, shoulder retraction, neutral pelvis, breathing) | 1
3043 PUSH
  1. Explain general TRX rules: tight straps, equal resistance (no sawing), neutral posture, and no rubbing on arms | 1
  2. Coach concepts of increasing/decreasing resistance and increasing/decreasing instability | 1
  3. Explain and coach muscle engagement and posture in chest press on TRX | 1
  4. Adjust straps for chest press (fully lengthened) | 1
  5. Assist client in getting into chest press position (facing away from anchor, maintain plank throughout) and have client start with arms extended | 1
  6. Assist getting control of TRX, find appropriate starting foot position given ability (off-set, together, apart), and find appropriate starting angle (resistance) given ability | 1
  7. Make appropriate adjustments to form and intensity (resistance/instability) while client exercises | 1
  8. Coach while client completes reps (i.e., breathing, posture, core engagement, shoulder retraction, neutral pelvis, no rubbing of straps) | 1
  9. Complete an appropriate number of reps and discuss appropriate programming | 1
  10. Check for pain/discomfort in movement | 1
  11. Choose an appropriate variation PUSH exercise from class (progression, regression, alternative) | 1
  12. Explain steps to complete exercise (a demonstration may be helpful here but not necessary) | 1
  13. Coach client into position, making appropriate adjustments to intensity | 1
  14. Check for pain/discomfort in second movement | 1
  15. Coach client for appropriate form, posture, core engagement, shoulder retraction, neutral pelvis, breathing while client completes 10 reps (note, intensity may need to be adjusted so client reaches rep count) | 1
3043 PULL
  1. Explain general TRX rules: tight straps, equal resistance (no sawing), neutral posture, and no rubbing on arms | 1
  2. Coach concepts of increasing/decreasing resistance and increasing/decreasing instability | 1
  3. Explain expectation for muscle engagement and posture in row on TRX | 1
  4. Adjust straps for row (fully shortened) | 1
  5. Assist client in getting into row position (facing anchor, maintain plank throughout) and have client start with elbows flexed, handles at chest | 1
  6. Assist getting control of TRX, find appropriate starting foot position given ability (off-set, together, apart), and find appropriate starting angle (resistance) given ability | 1
  7. Make appropriate adjustments to form and intensity (resistance/instability) while client exercises | 1
  8. Coach while client completes reps (i.e., breathing, posture, core engagement, shoulder retraction, neutral pelvis) | 1
  9. Complete an appropriate number of reps and discuss appropriate programming | 1
  10. Check for pain/discomfort in movement | 1
  11. Choose an appropriate variation PULL exercise from class (progression, regression, alternative) | 1
  12. Explain steps to complete exercise (a demonstration may be helpful here but not necessary) | 1
  13. Coach client into position, making appropriate adjustments to intensity | 1
  14. Check for pain/discomfort in second movement | 1
  15. Coach client for appropriate form, posture, core engagement, shoulder retraction, neutral pelvis, breathing while client completes 10 reps (note, intensity may need to be adjusted so client reaches rep count) | 1
3043 ROTATE
  1. Explain general TRX rules: tight straps, equal resistance (no sawing), neutral posture, and no rubbing on arms | 1
  2. Coach concepts of increasing/decreasing resistance and increasing/decreasing instability | 1
  3. Explain expectation for muscle engagement and posture in power pull on TRX | 1
  4. Adjust straps for power pull (mid-length, single strap design) | 1
  5. Assist client into power pull position (facing anchor, maintain plank throughout) and have client start with elbow on dominant arm flexed, fist at chest, other other arm extended up strap | 1
  6. Assist getting control of TRX, find appropriate starting foot position given ability (off-set, together, apart), and find appropriate starting angle (resistance) given ability | 1
  7. Make appropriate adjustments to form and intensity (resistance/instability) while client exercises | 1
  8. Coach while client completes reps (i.e., breathing, posture, drive movement from core [not arm-dominant], shoulder retraction, level pelvis, keep core and butt engaged so hip doesn’t drop) | 1
  9. Complete an appropriate number of reps and discuss appropriate programming | 1
  10. Check for pain/discomfort in movement | 1
  11. Choose an appropriate variation ROTATE exercise from class (progression, regression, alternative) | 1
  12. Explain steps to complete exercise (a demonstration may be helpful here but not necessary) | 1
  13. Coach client into position, making appropriate adjustments to intensity | 1
  14. Check for pain/discomfort in second movement | 1
  15. Coach client for appropriate posture, core engagement, shoulder retraction, level pelvis, breathing while client completes 10 reps (note, intensity may need to be adjusted so client reaches rep count) | 1
3043 LUNGE
  1. Explain general TRX rules: tight straps, equal resistance (no sawing), neutral posture, and no rubbing on arms | 1
  2. Coach concepts of increasing/decreasing resistance and increasing/decreasing instability | 1
  3. Explain expectation for muscle engagement and posture in lunge on TRX | 1
  4. Adjust straps for lunge (mid-calf length, single strap design) | 1
  5. Assist client in getting into lunge position (facing away from anchor, maintain toe in toe-hold) and have client start with one knee flexed in strap | 1
  6. Assist getting control of TRX, find appropriate starting position given ability (further from anchor is harder), determine whether assistance is needed (i.e., dowel) | 1
  7. Make appropriate adjustments to form and intensity while client exercises | 1
  8. Coach while client completes reps (i.e., breathing, tall torso, core engagement, knee not coming in, vertical shin, body not hinging) | 1
  9. Complete an appropriate number of reps and discuss appropriate programming | 1
  10. Check for pain/discomfort in movement | 1
  11. Choose an appropriate variation LUNGE exercise from class (progression, regression, alternative) | 1
  12. Explain steps to complete exercise (a demonstration may be helpful here but not necessary) | 1
  13. Coach client into position, making appropriate adjustments to intensity | 1
  14. Check for pain/discomfort in second movement | 1
  15. Coach client for appropriate posture, core engagement, knee not coming in, body not hinging, neutral pelvis, breathing while client completes 10 reps (note, intensity may need to be adjusted so client reaches rep count) | 1
3043 SQUAT
  1. Explain general TRX rules: tight straps, equal resistance (no sawing), neutral posture, and no rubbing on arms | 1
  2. Coach concepts of increasing/decreasing resistance and increasing/decreasing instability | 1
  3. Explain expectation for muscle engagement and posture in overhead squat on TRX | 1
  4. Adjust the straps for squatting (mid-length) | 1
  5. Assist client in getting into overhead squat position (facing anchor, arms in line with ears) and have client start standing, feet shoulder width apart, arms overhead | 1
  6. Assist getting control of TRX, find appropriate starting position to ensure tension on straps, engaging through shoulders and back body | 1
  7. Make appropriate adjustments to form and exercise intensity while client exercises (can regress to TRX squat) | 1
  8. Coach while client completes reps (i.e., breathing, tall torso, core engagement, knees not coming in, body not hinging) | 1
  9. Complete an appropriate number of reps and discuss appropriate programming | 1
  10. Check for pain/discomfort in movement | 1
  11. Choose an appropriate variation SQUAT exercise from class (progression, regression, alternative) | 1
  12. Explain steps to complete exercise (a demonstration may be helpful here but not necessary) | 1
  13. Coach client into position, making appropriate adjustments to intensity | 1
  14. Check for pain/discomfort in second movement | 1
  15. Coach client for appropriate posture, core engagement, knees not coming in, body not hinging, neutral pelvis, breathing while client completes 10 reps (note, intensity may need to be adjusted so client reaches rep count) | 1
3043 HINGE
  1. Explain general TRX rules: tight straps, equal resistance (no sawing), neutral posture, and no rubbing on arms | 1
  2. Coach concepts of increasing/decreasing resistance and increasing/decreasing instability | 1
  3. Explain expectation for muscle engagement and posture in TRX hinge | 1
  4. Adjust straps for hinge (mid-length) | 1
  5. Assist client in getting into hinge position (facing anchor, hips hinged) and have client start standing, feet shoulder width apart, arms straight under shoulders | 1
  6. Assist getting control of TRX, find appropriate starting position given ability (closer to anchor is easier), hinge at hips, arms straight down, knees slight bend | 1
  7. Make appropriate adjustments to form and exercise intensity (move closer/further) while client exercises | 1
  8. Coach while client completes reps (i.e., breathing, posture, core engagement (maintain plank), shoulder retraction) | 1
  9. Complete an appropriate number of reps and discuss appropriate programming | 1
  10. Check for pain/discomfort in movement | 1
  11. Choose an appropriate variation HINGE exercise from class (progression, regression, alternative) | 1
  12. Explain steps to complete exercise (a demonstration may be helpful here but not necessary) | 1
  13. Coach client into position, making appropriate adjustments to intensity | 1
  14. Check for pain/discomfort in second movement | 1
  15. Coach client for appropriate posture, core engagement, no exaggerated arch in lower back, shoulders retracted, breathing while client completes 10 reps (note, intensity may need to be adjusted so client reaches rep count) | 1
Barbell Back Squat & Bench Press
  1. Review stance and establish comfortable width | 1
  2. Discuss knee tracking and optimal range-of-motion | 1
  3. Screen un- or minimally-loaded squat mechanics | 1
  4. Install J-hooks correctly | 1
  5. Install safety arms correctly | 1
  6. Review safe spotting/failing safely | 1
  7. Establish effective working load, have client complete at least 8-12 reps | 1
  8. Demonstrate safe spotting for squats|1
  9. Screen pain/discomfort | 1
  10. Install J-hooks at correct height for bench | 1
  11. Review bench press grip and establish comfortable width | 1
  12. Review safe spotting for bench | 1
  13. Establish appropriate working load, have client complete additional 8-12 reps | 1
  14. Demonstrate proper bench press spotting technique | 1
  15. Re-screen pain/discomfort | 1
Barbell Front Squat & Bench Press
  1. Review stance and establish comfortable width | 1
  2. Discuss knee tracking and optimal range-of-motion | 1
  3. Screen un- or minimally loaded squat mechanics | 1
  4. Install J-hooks at correct height | 1
  5. Install safety arms at correct height| 1
  6. Discuss grip options, establish client preference | 1
  7. Review safe spotting/failing | 1
  8. Establish effective working load, have client complete 5-8 reps | 1
  9. Screen pain/discomfort | 1
  10. Install J-hooks at correct height for bench | 1
  11. Review bench press grip and establish comfortable width | 1
  12. Review safe spotting for bench | 1
  13. Establish appropriate working load, have client complete additional 8-12 reps | 1
  14. Demonstrate proper bench press spotting technique | 1
  15. Re-screen pain/discomfort during bench | 1
Barbell Romanian Deadlift and Chin Up
  1. Screen unloaded hinge mechanics | 1
  2. Review grip options, discuss pro and cons | 1
  3. Discuss optimal bar path (i.e. tight to legs) | 1
  4. Establish a target range of motion | 1
  5. Install J-hooks/safety arms at correct height | 1
  6. Have client demonstrate deadlift for 8-12 reps | 1
  7. Teach client how to use straps while deadlifting | 1
  8. Have client complete 1 set (8 – 12 reps) using straps | 1
  9. Screen pain/discomfort during deadlift | 1
  10. Ensure client has a step(s) to safely get into/out of exercise | 1
  11. Discuss various grips (pronated vs. neutral vs. supinated) | 1
  12. Evaluate client ability to complete at least 5 repetitions | 1
  13. Install band assist correctly | 1
  14. Assist client getting in/out band properly situated around one knee | 1
  15. Re-screen pain/discomfort during chin up | 1
Walking Lunge
  1. Screen unloaded split squat mechanics on flat surface | 1
  2. Review stance and establish comfortable width | 1
  3. Discuss knee tracking and optimal range-of-motion | 1
  4. Discuss neutral spine and need for core stability | 1
  5. Establish non-dominant leg, cue client to start with that side | 1
  6. Stay in client line-of-sight while they move | 1
  7. Have client demonstrate unloaded walking lunge at least 8 reps (both legs) | 1
  8. Screen pain/discomfort | 1
  9. Establish effective working load, have client pick up the weight, get into position | 1
  10. Have client complete additional 8 reps (both legs) | 2
  11. Re-screen pain/discomfort | 1
  12. Include teaching point | 1
  13. Include teaching point | 1
  14. Include teaching point | 1
Barbell Romanian Deadlift & Bench Press
  1. Screen unloaded hinge mechanics | 1
  2. Review grip options, discuss pro and cons | 1
  3. Discuss optimal bar path (i.e. tight to legs) | 1
  4. Establish a target range of motion | 1
  5. Install J-hooks/safety arms at correct height | 1
  6. Have client demonstrate deadlift for 8-12 reps | 1
  7. Teach client how to use straps while deadlifting | 1
  8. Have client complete 1 set (8 – 12 reps) using straps | 1
  9. Screen pain/discomfort during deadlift | 1
  10. Install J-hooks at correct height for bench | 1
  11. Review bench press grip and establish comfortable width | 1
  12. Review safe spotting for bench | 1
  13. Establish appropriate working load, have client complete additional 8-12 reps | 1
  14. Demonstrate proper bench press spotting technique | 1
  15. Re-screen pain/discomfort during bench | 1
RHR and RBP
  1. Smooth and assured consent during the session | 1
  2. Client feet flat on floor, ear pieces forward in stethoscope | 1
  3. Stethoscope over sternum or second intercostal space on left OR index and middle finger on wrist at base of thumb | 1
  4. Use 15s count to obtain correct reading (+/- 1 of examiner) | 1
  5. Multiply reading to obtain correct HR in bpm | 1
  6. Correctly identify ceiling value for postponing exercise (after second reading) | 1
  7. Cuff on bare left upper arm, 2-3 cm above elbow crease | 1
  8. Cuff tight enough so that two fingertips can be slipped under edge but it isn’t falling down | 1
  9. Arrow/line at brachial artery | 1
  10. Index and middle finger on radial pulse, inflate cuff 20-30 mmHg above the point where pulse is gone | 1
  11. Place stethoscope over brachial artery, completely in contact with skin, not tucked into cuff | 1
  12. Fully release pressure at appropriate pace (2mmHg/second) | 1
  13. Record blood pressure to the nearest 2 mmHg (+/- 4 of examiner) | 1
  14. Correctly identify ceiling values for hypertension >140/90 | 1
  15. Correctly identify ceiling values for postponing exercise (after second reading) >160/90 OR <80/50 | 1
Flexion Disk Bulge and Neutral Pelvis
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate for case (Medicine Ball Deadlift, Dowel Deadlift or Plank or Bird Dog, or Belly Push-Up) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Repeated extension encourages proper disc alignment, intrinsic muscular spinal support, and/or proper lifting mechanics to reduce load on isolated lower lumbar regions) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Poor Head and Shoulder Posture (Brachial Plexus Crush)
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate for case (Wiper T-Spine Mobility, Pec Minor Stretch/Lacrosse Ball, Wall Slide Shoulder Press, or YTWL) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Stretch pec minor and improve scapular retractors to improve posture and diminish crush site, enhance t-spine mobility as tight pec minor and scalene muscles attach to ribs to diminish crush site) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Concussion and Balance
  1. Assessment 1 appropriate for case (Tandem Gait, Tandem Balance, Single Leg Balance) | 1
  2. Assessment 1 correct rationale provided (A concussion is a brain injury. Coordination and Balance are indicative of brain function. These tests allow for baseline measures [as we are all different] in order to accurately determine when the brain has fully healed and safe return to play is allowed.) | 1
  3. Assessment 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Assessment 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed the assessment 1 protocol properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for assessment 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction) | 1
  7. Assessment 2 appropriate for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Assessment 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Assessment 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Assessment 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed the assessment 2 protocol properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for assessment 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Grip Strength Test and Push-Up Test
  1. Demonstrate grip strength assessment, highlighting correct/incorrect form | 1
  2. Adjust dynamometer to client’s 2nd joint | 1
  3. Instruct client to hold forearm at thigh level and not touch the dynamometer to their body or anything else | 1
  4. Instruct client to concentrate on a marker on the wall, exhale, and squeeze maximally | 1
  5. Repeat twice on each hand, alternating each time, recording correct scores to the nearest 1kg | 1
  6. Determine correct HBR for grip strength | 1
  7. Demonstrate correct push-up assessment protocol, highlighting correct/incorrect form | 1
  8. Instruct client to lie on stomach with legs together, hands pointed forward under shoulders, appropriate pivot point for the client | 1
  9. Instruct client to focus on floor, extend arms fully in each push-up, and chin touches the mat | 1
  10. Explain to client when assessment will stop and ensure they do not have any questions/concerns about test | 1
  11. Count correct push-ups out loud and stop test when appropriate | 1
  12. Determine correct HBR for push-up | 1
  13. Include teaching point | 1
  14. Include teaching point | 1
  15. Include teaching point | 1
Sit and Reach Test and Vertical Jump Test
  1. Demonstrate the sit and reach assessment, highlighting correct/incorrect form | 1
  2. Instruct client to remove shoes and have them do the modified hurdler stretch 2x per leg for 80s total | 1
  3. Pull the ruler out to 26cm, instruct the client to lower his/her head, exhale while sliding fingers across the ruler with arms fully extended and index fingers together | 1
  4. Instruct the client to stretch slowly (no bouncing), don’t flex the knees, and hold the stretch for 2s | 1
  5. Have client complete two trials, correct form if necessary between trials, record correct score to the nearest 0.5 cm | 1
  6. Determine the correct HBR for sit and reach | 1
  7. Demonstrate the vertical jump assessment, highlighting correct/incorrect form | 1
  8. Record client’s correct stand in reach in inches (or feet and inches) | 1
  9. Instruct client to jump from a semi-squat position, arms down and back, ensure they know not to use momentum (jump from a paused semi-squat position) | 1
  10. Allow client three trials with 10-15s between jumps, recording correct scores | 1
  11. Between jumps assess discomfort, attempt to correct form when necessary, answer client questions | 1
  12. Properly subtract stand and reach height from highest jump and know how to do the math to convert jump height to cm | 1
  13. Include teaching point | 1
  14. Include teaching point | 1
  15. Include teaching point | 1
Back Extension Test and One Leg Stance Test
  1. Have client complete back extension pre-screening task and assess pain | 1
  2. Set the client up so that his/her iliac crest is aligned with the edge of the riser, and that legs are secured not on joint | 1
  3. Ensure client is clear on when the assessment will stop | 1
  4. Instruct client to concentrate on the floor, cross arms over chest and assist him/her to raise chest to 180 degrees | 1
  5. Stop test when appropriate and record correct score | 1
  6. Have client rest in the recovery position while the correct HBR is determined | 1
  7. Demonstrate one leg stance assessment, highlighting correct/incorrect form | 1
  8. Instruct client to remove his/her shoes | 1
  9. Instruct client to cross arms over chest, focus on a marker on the wall, and let them know that the time will start when he/she lifts leg | 1
  10. Ensure client understands when the test will stop | 1
  11. Allow client one trial on each foot with eyes open and one with eyes closed, recording correct scores to 0.1 s | 1
  12. Determine correct above/below mean rating | 1
  13. Include teaching point | 1
  14. Include teaching point | 1
  15. Include teaching point | 1
Barbell Back Squat and Chin Up
  1. Review stance and establish comfortable width | 1
  2. Discuss knee tracking and optimal range-of-motion | 1
  3. Screen un- or minimally-loaded squat mechanics | 1
  4. Install J-hooks correctly | 1
  5. Install safety arms correctly | 1
  6. Review safe spotting/failing safely | 1
  7. Establish effective working load, have client complete at least 8-12 reps | 1
  8. Demonstrate safe spotting for squats|1
  9. Screen pain/discomfort | 1
  10. Ensure client has a step(s) to safely get into/out of exercise | 1
  11. Discuss various grips (pronated vs. neutral vs. supinated) | 1
  12. Evaluate client ability to complete at least 5 repetitions | 1
  13. Install band assist correctly | 1
  14. Assist client getting in/out band properly situated around one knee | 1
  15. Re-screen pain/discomfort during chin up | 1
Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
  1. Set bench to proper position | 1
  2. Discuss neutral spine and proper posture | 1
  3. Explain how to get weights into start position | 1
  4. Discuss impact of grip (pronated vs. neutral) | 1
  5. Discuss optimal range-of-motion/not banging weights | 1
  6. Review safe spotting | 1
  7. Establish a warm-up load, have client complete at least 8 reps | 1
  8. Screen pain/discomfort | 1
  9. Establish effective working load, assist client getting weights into position | 1
  10. Have client complete additional 8-12 reps | 1
  11. Demonstrate proper spotting technique | 1
  12. Re-screen pain/discomfort | 1
  13. Include teaching point | 1
  14. Include teaching point | 1
  15. Include teaching point | 1
Seated Row
  1. Discuss neutral spine/proper posture | 1
  2. Review various grips (pronated vs. neutral vs. supinated) | 1
  3. Discuss impact of legs in retrieving/returning the handle | 1
  4. Discuss optimal range-of-motion | 1
  5. Discuss limiting momentum | 1
  6. Choose appropriate handle/grip | 1
  7. Establish a warm-up load, have client complete at least 8 reps | 1
  8. Ensure client is activating rhomboids/posterior deltoids and not just using biceps | 1
  9. Screen pain/discomfort | 1
  10. Establish effective working load, ensure client safely gets handle into position | 1
  11. Have client complete additional 8-12 reps | 1
  12. Re-screen pain/discomfort | 1
  13. Include teaching point | 1
  14. Include teaching point | 1
  15. Include teaching point | 1
Lat Pulldown
  1. Install bar safely | 1
  2. Ensure knee pad installed at correct height | 1
  3. Review proper posture/torso alignment | 1
  4. Discuss various grips (pronated vs. neutral vs. supinated) | 1
  5. Discuss limiting momentum | 1
  6. Review optimal range-of-motion | 1
  7. Establish a warm-up load, have client complete at least 8 reps | 1
  8. Ensure client is activating lats and not just using biceps | 1
  9. Screen pain/discomfort | 1
  10. Establish effective working load, have client complete additional 8-12 reps | 1
  11. Re-screen pain/discomfort | 1
  12. Remove bar safely | 1
  13. Include teaching point | 1
  14. Include teaching point | 1
  15. Include teaching point | 1
Barbell Front Squat and Chin Up
  1. Review stance and establish comfortable width | 1
  2. Discuss knee tracking and optimal range-of-motion | 1
  3. Screen un- or minimally-loaded squat mechanics | 1
  4. Install J-hooks at correct height | 1
  5. Install safety arms at correct height| 1
  6. Discuss grip options, establish client preference | 1
  7. Review safe spotting/failing | 1
  8. Establish effective working load, have client complete 5-8 reps | 1
  9. Screen pain/discomfort | 1
  10. Ensure client has a step(s) to safely get into/out of exercise | 1
  11. Discuss various grips (pronated vs. neutral vs. supinated) | 1
  12. Evaluate client ability to complete at least 5 repetitions | 1
  13. Install band assist correctly | 1
  14. Assist client getting in/out band properly situated around one knee | 1
  15. Re-screen pain/discomfort during chin up | 1
Inversion Ankle Sprain
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate for case (Ankle Eversion, Foot Alphabet, Bosu Balance, or Lateral Hop) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Strengthened injured/weakened everters, restore ROM after immobilization and ligament scar down, restoration of confidence and proprioceptive feedback, reduce balance risk and issues) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Shin Splints and Overpronation
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate for case (Soleus Stretch, Toe Raises, Towel Scrunches, Clam Shells, Bridge or Bosu Balance) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (A tight soleus contributes to eccentric load, a strong antagonist in tibialis anterior will help maintain soleus length, minimize over pronation by strengthening foot arch, and minimize valgus kinetics by strengthening gluteus medius) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration safe and appropriate | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
ACL Injury
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate for case (Single Leg Bridge, Bobbing/Drinking Bird, Tuck Jump, Agility Cones) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (If ACL has not been repaired then clients must learn to co-contract hamstrings during quad dominate movements for knee stability, ACL injuries often occur in valgus knee position during dynamic pivot – practice avoiding this positing during dynamic movements) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
PFP and ITB Syndromes and Lower Kinetic Chain
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate for case (Hip Hike, Hip Abduction Wall Hold or Squat, Corrective Step Up) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (PFPS results from maltracking of the patella because of a defective lower kinetic chain [valgus knee] during single leg movement patterns. These exercises help minimize these defective mechanics – reduce Trendelenburg gait and promote a neutral knee) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard| 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Anterior Shoulder Dislocation
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate for case (Belly Press, Shoulder ER Side Lying, Shoulder ER and IR arm at side and 90 degrees) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Subscapularis may have been injured – must regain strength, Recurring instability do to ligamentous damage can be countered by the rotator cuff muscles helping to stabilize the GH joint) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Shoulder Impingement and Rounded Shoulders
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate for case (Shoulder pendulums, Scapulohumeral Rhythm Press, Scapular Pushup, Retraction Shrugs) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Shoulder impingement results from forward rounded shoulder posture and repetitive overhead movement. Decompress joint with light traction pendulums. Fix poor posture. Avoid overhead positions early on. Focus on scapular retraction with arms at side) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Tennis Elbow and Proper Grip
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate for case (Wrist flexor stretch, Wrist circles, Wrest Extensors, Wrist Hammer Twists (supinators) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Wrist circles promote maintenance of full ROM and healthy tissue healing, Stretching wrist flexors can reduce burden placed on overburdened wrist extensors, Strengthen wrist extensors and supinators to help better manage extensor loads and prevent injury) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
mCAFT
  1. Use table #1 for correct starting stage, calculate 85% of HR max (in 10s count), and correctly use CSEP mCAFT data collection sheet | 1
  2. Orient client to the equipment, demonstrate stepping sequence while highlighting desired test form | 1
  3. Explain progressively challenging 3 minute stages, explain when and how HR will be collected, explain purpose of HR | 1
  4. Instruct client to place full foot on step, both feet on top step, keep good posture, to walk (not run), and have client focus on a marker on the wall | 1
  5. Have client practice without and with music, no more than 2 times each while chanting step-step-up; step-step-down | 1
  6. Explain the BORG scale and collect RPE data each stage | 1
  7. Prior to starting test, ensure client has no questions/concerns and remind him/her to let you know if they feel pain or want to stop at any time | 1
  8. Monitor client, actively help maintain cadence, and properly encouage client throughout test (i.e., good job but not keep going) | 1
  9. Accurately obtain HR data (+/-1) between each stage | 1
  10. Stop test when appropriate (i.e., sign of intolerance or able to get accurate aerobic fitness data from test) | 1
  11. Provide appropriate active recovery (3+ minutes), collecting HR every min | 1
  12. Provide appropriate passive recovery, collecting correct HR and BP readings | 1
  13. Include teaching point | 1
  14. Include teaching point | 1
  15. Include teaching point | 1
Single Stage Treadmill Walking Assessment (Ebbeling)
  1. Chose appropriate fitness assessment for client | 1
  2. Gather all necessary data to predict VO2max (for equation of chosen assessment) and use data collection sheet properly | 1
  3. Calculate85%, 50%, 70% of HRmax | 1
  4. Explain intensity of warm-up and workload | 1
  5. Have an effective conversation to determine a suitable starting speed for client’s warm-up and workload | 1
  6. Ensure client is wearing a HR monitor, explain when and how HR will be collected | 1
  7. Orient client to the equipment, ensure comfort with equipment (how to stop, proper set- up) | 1
  8. Explain the RPE scale and collect RPE data when appropriate throughout assessment | 1
  9. Prior to starting test, ensure client understands protocol and remind him/her to let you know if they feel pain or want to stop at any time | 1
  10. Change intensity when appropriate (for and in warm-up) | 1
  11. Change intensity when appropriate (for and in workload) | 1
  12. Stop test when appropriate (i.e., sign of intolerance or able to get accurate aerobic fitness data from test) | 1
  13. Provide appropriate recovery for client, taking HR when necessary | 1
  14. Monitor client throughout assessment, provide appropriate encouragement, ensure client comfort | 1
  15. Gather enough information to draft starting CV training program for client | 1
YMCA Cycle Test
  1. Chose appropriate fitness assessment for client | 1
  2. Gather all necessary data to predict VO2max (for equation of chosen assessment) and use data collection sheet properly | 1
  3. Calculate 85% of HRmax | 1
  4. Explain progressively challenging 3 minute stages | 1
  5. Ensure client is wearing a HR monitor, explain when and how HR will be collected | 1
  6. Orient client to the equipment, ensure comfort with equipment (how to stop, proper set- up) and instruct client to maintain cadence of 50 RPM | 1
  7. Explain the RPE scale and collect RPE data when appropriate throughout assessment | 1
  8. Prior to starting test, ensure client understands protocol and remind him/her to let you know if they feel pain or want to stop at any time | 1
  9. Start assessment at appropriate intensity | 1
  10. InIncrease intensity within 15s of appropriate minute for each stage (i.e., SS after 3 minutes or after 4th minute and maintain test time) | 1
  11. Use correct intensity for each stage | 1
  12. Stop test when appropriate (i.e., sign of intolerance or able to get accurate aerobic fitness data from test), did not lose time in the test (i.e., client was not on bike for longer than necessary) | 1
  13. Provide appropriate recovery for client, taking HR when necessary | 1
  14. Monitor client throughout assessment, actively help them maintain cadence, provide appropriate encouragement, ensure client comfort | 1
  15. Gather enough information to draft starting CV training program for client | 1
Lab 7 Practice Video
  1. Check this box | 5
  2. Do not check this box | 5
  3. Also check this box | 5
Movement Screen: Overhead Squat, Wall Slide, Plank
  1. Have the client stand tall with feet shoulder-width apart and toes pointed forward | 1
  2. Have the client grasp the dowel in both hands and place it on top of head so shoulders and elbows are at 90 degrees | 1
  3. Have the client press the dowel so that it is directly above head | 1
  4. Instruct the client to maintain an upright torso, keep heels and dowel in position, and descend into a squat as deeply as possible | 1
  5. Instruct the client to hold the bottom position for a count of one, and then return to the starting position | 1
  6. Make appropriate corrections to set-up between movement reps. Eventually may need to regress to elevating client’s heels | 1
  7. Screen for pain (score of zero) and provide an appropriate score for movement | 1
  8. Stand with head, upper back, and tailbone pressed firmly against a wall | 1
  9. With shoulders depressed and scapula retracted, place forearms against the wall at 90 degrees | 1
  10. Have client press arms overhead until they reach full extension or forearms come off wall | 1
  11. Screen for pain (score of zero) and provide an appropriate score for second movement | 1
  12. Assisst client into pushup position with forearms on ground | 1
  13. Have client squeeze glutes, tighten abdominals, keep a neutral neck and spine | 1
  14. Instruct client to keep that strong line from head to toe for as long as possible | 1
  15. Screen for pain and provide an appropriate score for movement | 1
Movement Screening: Inline Lunge, Hinge, Plank
  1. Have client step onto the center of the board with the right foot toe on the zero mark and left foot placed according to tibial measurement | 1
  2. Help client get both toes facing forward and balanced in position | 1
  3. After client’s feet are in place, assist them in holding dowel with contralateral elbow (to forward leg) high | 1
  4. Instruct the client to have the dowel along the spine so it touches the back of head, upper back and tailbone | 1
  5. Instruct client to maintain an upright posture so the dowel stays straight and in contact on head, back, and tailbone, descend into a lunge position so knee touches the center of the board then return to starting position | 1
  6. Make appropriate corrections to set-up between movement reps | 1
  7. Screen for pain (score of zero) and provide an appropriate score for movement | 1
  8. Assist client in grasping the dowel with hand in lower back and hand behind neck. Dowel in tight contact with tailbone, upper back, and head | 1
  9. Instruct client to perform hip hinge with dowel remaining in contact (at locations) as far as possible | 1
  10. Record loss of contact, readjust between trials, coach hinge if necessary | 1
  11. Screen for pain (score of zero) and provide an appropriate score for second movement | 1
  12. Assisst client into pushup position with forearms on ground | 1
  13. Have client squeeze glutes, tighten abdominals, keep a neutral neck and spine | 1
  14. Instruct client to keep that strong line from head to toe for as long as possible | 1
  15. Screen for pain and provide an appropriate score for movement | 1
WFI treadmill protocol (submaximal)
  1. Chose appropriate fitness assessment for client | 1
  2. Gather all necessary data to predict VO2max (for equation of chosen assessment) and use data collection sheet properly | 1
  3. Calculate85% of HRmax | 1
  4. Explain progressively challenging 3 minute stages | 1
  5. Ensure client is wearing a HR monitor, explain when and how HR will be collected | 1
  6. Orient client to the equipment, ensure comfort with equipment (how to stop, proper set- up) | 1
  7. Explain the RPE scale and collect RPE data when appropriate throughout assessment | 1
  8. Prior to starting test, ensure client understands protocol and remind him/her to let you know if they feel pain or want to stop at any time | 1
  9. Increase intensity when appropriate for each stage | 1
  10. Use correct intensity for each stage | 1
  11. Give the 15s monitoring period when necessary | 1
  12. Stop test when appropriate (i.e., sign of intolerance or able to get accurate aerobic fitness data from test), recorded the correct time THR and TT | 1
  13. Provide appropriate recovery for client, taking HR when necessary | 1
  14. Monitor client throughout assessment, provide appropriate encouragement, ensure client comfort | 1
  15. Gather enough information to draft starting CV training program for client | 1
Single Stage Treadmill Jogging Assessment (George)
  1. Chose appropriate fitness assessment for client | 1
  2. Gather all necessary data to predict VO2max (for equation of chosen assessment) and use data collection sheet properly | 1
  3. Calculate85%,50%,70% of HRmax | 1
  4. Explain intensity of warm-up and workload | 1
  5. Have an effective conversation to determine a suitable starting speed for client’s warm-up and workload | 1
  6. Ensure client is wearing a HR monitor, explain when and how HR will be collected | 1
  7. Orient client to the equipment, ensure comfort with equipment (how to stop, proper set- up) | 1
  8. Explain the RPE scale and collect RPE data when appropriate throughout assessment | 1
  9. Prior to starting test, ensure client understands protocol and remind him/her to let you know if they feel pain or want to stop at any time | 1
  10. Change intensity when appropriate (for and in warm-up) | 1
  11. Change intensity when appropriate (for and in workload) | 1
  12. Stop test when appropriate (i.e., sign of intolerance or able to get accurate aerobic fitness data from test | 1
  13. Provide appropriate recovery for client, taking HR when necessary | 1
  14. Monitor client throughout assessment, provide appropriate encouragement, ensure client comfort | 1
  15. Gather enough information to draft starting CV training program for client | 1
Wheelchair Lower Body Weakness
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate/best choice for case (Seated leg curl, AW leg ext, Ab/Adduction, Pallof, Row, Chair Dip, Chest Stretch) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Improve posture, maintain independence, help with transfers) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate/best choice for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Wheelchair Spinal Cord Injury
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate/best choice for case (Pallof, Row, Chest Stretch, Lat Stretch, Chair Dip, Lat Pull Down) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Improve posture, Sport performance/Core, Shoulder Health/Injury Management) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate/best choice for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Pregnancy
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate/best choice for case (Thin Tummy/Kegels, Cat/Cow, Sumo Squat, Standing Bird Dog, Bridge, Etc.) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Intrinsic core, Healthy pregnancy, Functional Strength, Posture, Balance) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate/best choice for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Client with Obesity
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate/best choice for case (Assisted Squat, Assisted Push-up, Wide Row, Pallof Press, Seated Stretches, etc.) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Functional Strength, Not lying on ground/back, Equipment Fit, Large Muscle Exercises/Expend energy, Privacy) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate/best choice for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Older Adult Balance
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate/best choice for case (Sit to Stand, Tandem Walk, Calf Raises, Balance, Ankle or Hip Mobility, Core Strength, etc.) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (functional fitness, balance training, fall prevention, remove fears, functional independence) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate/best choice for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Older Adult Functional Assessment
  1. Assessment 1 appropriate/best choice for case (Tandem Walk, Chair Stand) | 1
  2. Assessment 1 correct rationale provided (Functional independence, balance, fall prevention) | 1
  3. Assessment 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Assessment 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed full assessment protocol 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for assessment 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, re-start if needed) | 1
  7. Assessment 2 appropriate/best choice for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Assessment 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Assessment 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Assessment 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client full assessment protocol 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for assessment 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, re-start if needed) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Gripping Limitations
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate/best choice for case (Modified Row, Wrist Weight Row/Press, Band Reverse Fly, Wrist Circles, etc.) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Address posture imbalance while safely adapting to grip issues, Grip ROM and strength, Functional Independence/ADLs requiring grip) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate/best choice for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1
Cancer Shoulder Mobility
  1. Exercise 1 appropriate/best choice for case (Band Chest Press, Chest Stretch, Row, Shoulder ROM) | 1
  2. Exercise 1 correct rationale provided (Address posture imbalance of both weakness and strength for pushing as well as strength for pulling, improved shoulder ROM, reduce swelling) | 1
  3. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  4. Exercise 1 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  5. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 1 safely and properly | 1
  6. Adjustments for exercise 1 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  7. Exercise 2 appropriate/best choice for the case (see above) | 1
  8. Exercise 2 correct rationale provided (see above) | 1
  9. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration met minimal standard | 1
  10. Exercise 2 set up and demonstration included above + more detail / higher standard | 1
  11. Client completed at least 10 reps (or 10 second hold) for exercise 2 safely and properly | 1
  12. Adjustments for exercise 2 were made where necessary (spotting, form correction, progression or regression) | 1
  13. Demonstrated ongoing consent (i.e. asked client if they were o.k. with proceeding) | 1
  14. Ongoing check for pain / discomfort | 1
  15. Rationale and approach above + exceeded standard | 1