Postural Assessment and Exercise Prescription BCRPA CEC Course

Postural Assessment and Exercise Prescription BCRPA CEC Course

Posture is how your body is positioned and aligned relative to the ground. It can be measured by how your head, neck, back, and pelvis are stacked on top of each other.

A good posture can improve balance, help you avoid injury, and increase confidence. Posture is a term to describe the position one’s body assumes without having to think about it. In other words, it’s the natural alignment of one’s head, neck, spine, and pelvis. It has effects that go beyond just how you look or feel. Posture affects your mental state as well as your physical health. Posture affects your health in various ways, from increasing or decreasing discomfort in certain areas to affecting your breathing patterns. The results can be positive or negative, depending on how you maintain your posture.

Postural Assessment and Exercise Prescription

Course Description:

The mother understood the importance of posture. She encouraged us to “stand up straight” and “not to slouch.” Posture is vital; it has an impact on all that we do. Poor posture can increase one’s risk of injury and stress the body. This course will cover how to quickly and effectively assess posture and provide exercises to correct common postures. This practical course is hands-on. You will leave the system with helpful information to help your clients.

Course Objectives:

  • Key concepts of posture
  • Effective techniques used to assess posture
  • Common postures and critical features that identify them
  • Exercise prescription for common postures
  • Different ways to teach better posture to your clients
  • Tying it all together with case studies

Please note: During the class, we will perform postural assessments. It is essential to wear clothing that allows for an accurate postural assessment. Please wear shorts or biking shorts, and a t-shirt or sports top.

  • LOCATION: Douglas College (Royal Ave & 8th St) – New Westminster, BC
  • ROOM: 1630
  • DATES: Saturday, February 25, 2012 – 8:45 am to 5:30 pm (8 contact hours)
This will be the only time this course will be offered in 2011, and I am not sure if I will teach it in 2012.

Course Fee:

  • $149 plus HST – before February 21
  • $194 plus HST – after February 22
The course fee includes a comprehensive and detailed course manual.

About the Presenter:


Rick Kaselj – MS, BSc, PK, CPT, CEP, CES
Rick Kaselj specializes in exercise rehabilitation, post-rehab, active rehabilitation, therapy, and corrective exercise. He works in one-on-one and group rehabilitation settings, training people who have been injured at work, in car accidents, and during sports activities. His clients and group exercise participants include a wide variety of individuals from healthy and special populations. Rick has given over 233 presentations to 4531 fitness professionals and consumers across Canada while working in rehabilitation centers, physiotherapy clinics, fitness clubs, and personal training studios. Rick recently completed his Master of Science degree focusing on corrective and therapeutic exercises for the rotator cuff. To reach Rick or learn about his exercise rehabilitation courses, please visit

Course Schedule:

  • 8:45 am – 10:00 am
  • 10:00 am-11:00 am
  • 11:00 am – 11:15 am
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
** Participants – if you have your yoga/stretch mat and foam roller, please bring them to class.

Rick Kaselj, MS

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