Mastering the Core Muscles: Foundation and Concepts of Core Stability

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About the Course 
This course covers the anatomy of the core and the concept of core stability. This course discusses how the core supports human movement during every day activities to advanced athletics. Utilizing demonstrations, case studies, and interactive learning activities, students will learn techniques to assess core function and identify muscle imbalances. Additionally, learners will learn how to program exercise interventions to remedy deficits and improve muscle performance. 

Learning Outcomes 
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List the muscles that comprise the core 
  • Recognize how the core musculature works to maintain postural stability and optimal core function during activities of daily living 
  • Identify methods to assess core function and identify muscle imbalances 
  • Recognize exercise routines and progressions designed to improve core function and muscle performance in order to enhance performance in everyday activities 
  • Identify special populations to consider with core functional training 

About the Author/Presenter 
Vince Fedorowich is currently the head athletic trainer and an instructor in the Division of Health Sciences at Missouri Valley College. Vince has been taking care of and educating student-athletes at Missouri Valley College for the past eight years. He holds a master's degree in education (with an emphasis on athletic training) from Old Dominion University and received his bachelor of arts while double majoring in physical education and athletic training from Graceland University. Vince is a certified athletic trainer who possesses a Missouri Athletic Training license. Prior to Missouri Valley College, Vince traveled throughout the United States practicing as an athletic trainer in professional hockey, baseball, and high school settings. Through his experience and education, he developed interests in the areas of treatment and prevention of lower back injuries and concussion management. 

How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest 
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement 
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer 
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
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