Breaking Barriers: Fundamentals of Training Clients with Physical Disabilities

Expand your coaching skills, build your client roster, and become an inclusive Fitness Leader.

In this course, you will learn:
  • How to institute inclusion as a movement specialist
  • Up-to-date disability language
  • Translating and applying international exercise guidelines for different disabilities
  • Programming that respects abilities and symptoms*
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Effective methods of assessment
  • Inclusive coaching environments (virtual and in-person)
  • Latest protocols for COVID-19 long haulers returning to exercise – presented by Dr. Jack Taunton, MSc, MD, Dip Sport Med (CASEM), CFPC-SEM, FACSM

*This course provides fitness professionals with information and best practices to work with clients with Spinal Cord Injuries, MS, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, CMT, and Parkinson’s, as well as for clients who are amputee.

CEU or CEC Certified by Canfitpro, BCRPA, Fitness Alberta and NASM
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Online course training

Learn at your own pace
Available on-demand

live course

To be announced

What’s included?

  • Video recording of the class
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Certificate of Completion upon passing the exam
  • eBook
  • Hardcover Textbook (free shipping to Canada only)
  • 6 Hours of Live Training Online
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Meet Your Instructor

Megan Williamson, BA, CPT and rehab specialist has 11 years of experience in the field and 6 years working at the Blusson Spinal Cord Center with clients out of the Physical Activity Research Center (PARC). Megan also helps people virtually around the globe on their adaptive fitness and rehabilitation.

Now, with the help of her team she offer courses on fitness inclusion and the skills for working with clients with physical disabilities in the gym or studio setting. These courses are for any health and wellness practitioners who take on clients with physical disabilities.

Consult with Megan

It is my great honour to introduce you to Breaking Barriers, a roadmap intended to provide fitness professionals with tools to enhance their work with people living with disabilities. This book, and the course it accompanies, is long overdue…

Doramy Ehling, CEO, Rick Hansen Foundation