In life, on the pole and in aerial, the shoulders need the perfect blend of flexibility, stability, and strength to be able to help you perform the many tasks that you ask of them. Complex needs mean a complex joint; that’s why we’ve dedicated this course to help you better understand the structure and function of the shoulders.
We’ll show you how the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, and more work together to enable you to move in a multitude of ways. We’ll look at what can go wrong when you haven’t got the balance quite right, covering postural issues and potential injuries. And, in the final units, we’ll look at a wide range of exercises that you can use to help keep your shoulders healthy.
The course may take you anywhere between 8-16 hours to complete. Because it is broken into smaller units, you can take a break at any time and find it is easy to pick up where you left off.
At the end of the course, you’ll find a series of theory questions to test you on what you have learned and help you embed it into your practice.
You will need:
- To meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
- Access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device.
- A minimum of 30 minutes’ study/training time per week (to complete the course within the 1-year deadline).
This course is theory-based with no practical elements. It’s suitable for all certified pole and aerial instructors, as well as pole and aerial students who are interested in expanding their theoretical knowledge. This course is designed to help you better understand anatomy and physiology in relation to pole and aerial training and any elements that require further training or signposting to another professional will be highlighted appropriately.
This course has a theory assessment only; questions related to each unit of the course and are multiple choice, or short answers.
You will have 1 year from the date you are enrolled onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.