“Assessment is not static, but an action. An ongoing formative process to ensure your clients are getting what they need”
Welcome, and thank you!
This course has been created and structured to help guide you through the troubleshooting of clients’ pain, discomfort, and/or dysfunction. As Luke mentions in the introduction videos, being a Coach should be more than just giving someone big biceps and having them fit into a size 6 dress. But we don’t need to sell you the benefits of assessing, as you’re already here and eager to learn (kudos to you), so let us cut straight into some info on what lies ahead.
The first thing worth mentioning is that we have put together this course under the assumption you have a somewhat sound (or at least, decent) knowledge of functional anatomy. Getting an outcome from these assessments is only step 1. From there, you must use critical thinking and draw on your knowledge of anatomy to help you determine what would be causing the outcome you are getting. If you want to brush up on your anatomy and functional anatomy knowledge, there are plenty of great (and free) resources available online. Khan Academy is a great starting point, as is YouTube, and for a paid version, KenHub.
In this course, there are 41 videos ranging from 2 to 23 minutes with most of them settling around the 5-minute mark (give or take a minute or 2). We ensured to keep them bite-sized, digestible, and easy to follow.
The longer videos that cover more than one assessment or topic are time-stamped so should you want to cut straight to a certain assessment or specific information, you can do so with ease. The timestamp (if available) can be found in an expandable drop-down beneath the video.
The Range of Motion (ROM) videos, as well as the Muscle Testing videos all have a guided worksheet. You will find the link to these worksheets in the section below the video.
A few important things to note about using these worksheets:
– You will only have access to the worksheet if you have purchased the course, and this is policed by your email address. So, to ensure you do not have any issues accessing the worksheet, you must enter the email address your login account is set up with.
– The worksheets include a step-by-step on how to perform the assessment and a section for you to enter the results from the assessment. Once these results have been entered, recommendations based on these results will populate.
– The worksheets may contain information not referred to in the video, so please ensure you utilise them as much as possible.
– Once completed, you will be able to email the results to yourself or convert them to a PDF for printing.
– Please note that there are no worksheets for the Length Tension assessments, however, there is a guide to download at the start of Module 7.
Should you have any questions about any of the content, or want further clarification on any of the assessments and how to interpret the results you are getting, please request access to the Facebook Forum we have created for this purpose:
Now as we say with all of our courses and education services – please go through this course with an open mind and QUESTION EVERYTHING. Take the information you have been exposed to from Luke and do your own research around it. Layer in your own knowledge and experiences. Be your N of 1. And if you have ANY questions, please direct them to the forum.
The Muscle Nerds Team.