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  Exercise and Self Care Coach (EXSECC) 

A two-year part-time diploma course, nine weekends per year combined with online learning.

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The EXSECC course was developed in light of research demonstrating that recovery from various musculoskeletal conditions can be enhanced when patients are provided with good self-care management. At Self Care Education we have identified personal trainers, massage and sports therapists as being in the unique position to provide such self-care management. Trainers regularly develop self-care programmes for their clients to support general health, well-being and fitness. We felt that with the right educational support, personal trainers could readily transfer these skills to manage individuals who are suffering from a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.The EXSECC diploma will provide you with a unique professional specialisation currently unavailable anywhere in the world. We believe that you will be able to expand your business and income revenues by tapping into the remedial health care market. The course will provide you with an unparalleled professional and personal development.

YEAR 1: SELF CARE EDUCATION DIPLOMA
 


 

Year 1: Self Care Education Diploma 

This course will provide the learner with the professional skills to manage individuals with musculoskeletal conditions and will also explore the body processes associated with recovery and how these processes can be supported. The learner will also be introduced to coaching and communication skills necessary for clinical management.

COURSE CONTENTS:  

1. Process approach in self care
Introduction to the principles and science of self care. Exploring the different body processes that underpin recovery in musculoskeletal injury and pain conditions

 

2. Understanding recovery processes
Exploring the three principal body processes associated with recovery from any condition. This knowledge will allow you treat a wide range of commonly seen musculoskeletal conditions
2.1 Repair processes in recovery
Learn about the processes associated with musculoskeletal injury, damage and repair. Covering tissue repair – the cells and tissues involved and expected time for recovery. In-depth exploration of how the repair process can be facilitated by self-care management that includes exercise and modification of daily activities (Functioncise).
2.2 Adaptation processes in recovery
Learn about the process associated with dysfunctional musculoskeletal adaptation and how to promote functional recovery. Dysfunctional adaptive changes result in range of movement losses, often observed in contractures, adhesions, post immobilisation and in conditions such as frozen shoulder. Unit covers the processes associated with contractures; the cells and tissues involved and expected time for recovery. There will be an in-depth exploration of how the adaptation process can be facilitated by self-care management that includes exercise and modification of daily activities.
2.3 Modulation of symptoms
Learn about the processes associated with pain experience and recovery. Explore the different types of pain, differences between acute and chronic pain, inflammation and sensitisation. In-depth exploration of how to alleviate musculoskeletal pain using a self-care approach that includes exercise and modification of daily activities and life style.
2.4 Recovery behaviour
Recovery behaviour is the natural remedial action a person takes when injured or experiencing pain. This recovery behaviour can be applied to many musculoskeletal conditions and is the essence of self care management.

 

3. Essential clinical skills
Learn the basic health practitioner skills required to effectively interact with your clients
3.1 Therapeutic framework
Unit looks at the nature of coach-client relationship covering topics such as ethics, regulation of health practitioners and medical-legal considerations.
3.2 Case history taking
Learn the skill for collecting information from the client that will help you identify their condition and the most effective remedial management
3.3 Communication and coaching skills
Be able to communicate, motivate and direct your clients effectively as part of self care management

 

4. Study skills
Learn study skills that will help you throughout the EXSECC programme or further education in the future
4.1 Reading and note taking for academic purposes
4.2 Writing and referencing for academic purposes
4.3 Preparing presentations

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Year 1 dates (2015/16):

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

January 2015

February 2015

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

YEAR 2: EXERCISE AND SELF CARE COACH DIPLOMA
 


 

Year 2: Exercise and Self Care Coach Diploma

In the second year you will acquire the skills to assess, identify and manage clients with common musculoskeletal conditions seen in training practices. There will be an in-depth exploration of the causes and processes underlying these conditions and the remedial approaches that support optimal recovery.

COURSE CONTENTS: 

1. Musculoskeletal health assessment and condition identification
Learn the basic skills of musculoskeletal and neurological assessments. With this knowledge you will be able to identify and evaluate your client’s conditions and make decisions about the management.

 

2. Control of movement and neuromuscular rehabilitation
Learn about motor control of movement and how it is affected in musculoskeletal injury, pain and central nervous system damage. This unit will enable you to assess and rehabilitate more effectively post-injury and post-operative conditions as well as working on posture and the skill of movement.

 

3. Self care management: post injury and surgery
Learn about the body processes associated with musculoskeletal damage; joints, muscles and connective tissue. Enable you to manage recovery from joint sprains, sports injuries, post surgery and other physical traumas.

 

4. Self care management: low back pain
Learn how to manage clients presenting with acute and chronic low back pain, including disc conditions, spinal degenerative changes, spinal surgery and more. Gain an in-depth understanding about the causes of the condition and how management changes over time. Learn to differentiate between different spinal conditions and when to refer on.

 

5. Self care management: chronic neck pain
Learn how to manage clients presenting with acute and chronic neck pain, including chronic non-specific neck pain, whiplash injuries and disc related conditions. Gain an in-depth understanding about the causes of the condition and how management changes over time. Learn to differentiate between different neck conditions and when to refer on.

 

6. Self care management: tendinopathies
Learn how to manage clients presenting with tennis elbow, Achilles and supraspinatous tendinosis and other tendinopathies. Learn in-depth about the causes of these conditions and how to manage them effectively.

 

7. Self care management: shoulder conditions
Enable you to manage clients presenting with impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder and other shoulder related conditions.

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Year 2 dates (2016):
To be announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

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