Assess client movement and provide exercise advice (Release 1)

In this unit, SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice, covers what is required to assess movement capacity in individual clients and provide advice on exercises to achieve optimal movement and safe and effective exercise technique. While this assessment may be completed as a separate dedicated activity, outcomes and recommended exercises may then be integrated into overall fitness programs for individual clients.

The elements and performance criteria include:

  1. Establish client needs.
    1.1. Review outcomes of client pre-exercise screening and fitness assessment and identify relevant information for movement assessment.
    1.2. Consult with client to obtain information about their needs in relation to movement capacity.
    1.3. Build trust and rapport with client by using client-centred communication showing sensitivity and empathy during interactions.
    1.4. Provide clear explanations about the importance of effective dynamic posture and movement capacity during exercise within scope of the personal trainer role.
  2. Assess client movement.
    2.1. Select movements and exercises based on individual client needs and provide clear and accurate instruction and demonstration.
    2.2. Observe client static postural alignment and identify deviations outside normal range that may affect movement.
    2.3. Observe client movement and range of movement and identify joint mobility and movement restrictions.
    2.4. Identify unsafe and ineffective dynamic posture, movement patterns and exercise technique.
    2.5. Identify client balance and stability limitations.
    2.6. Accurately record observations of client static and dynamic posture and movement.
  3. Provide advice on exercises for optimal movement.
    3.1. Review outcomes of assessment and explain implications to client using language and visual aids when required to support client understanding.
    3.2. Identify and communicate need for guidance from medical and allied health professionals.
    3.3. Suggest and demonstrate exercises that promote movement, optimise exercise performance and reduce likelihood of injury.
    3.4. Ask client to complete exercises and advise on modifications to their technique and dynamic posture.
    3.5. Identify and advise client of unsuitable exercises and activities based on assessment outcomes.
    3.6. Document movement assessment outcomes and exercises in client records and integrate into broader client program development based on individual needs.

Purchase the materials:

  • Supplementary Notes (23 pages);
  • Powerpoint Slides (251 slides);
  • Learner’s Assessment Workbook (60 pages);
  • Assessor Guide / Benchmarks (67 pages);
  • RPL Kit (Assessor and Participant) (60 pages combined);
  • Third Party Report; and,
  • Matrix.


RPL Kits and Third Party Report ONLY


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