Carpal Tunnel Exercise Specialist

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(11 customer reviews)



Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the leading Repetitive Motion Injury in the United States. It is a common condition of the wrist and hand that can affect the use of the whole arm. CTS is caused by pressure on the nerve at the base of the palm (the Median Nerve). Factory workers, musicians, artisans, secretaries, bodybuilders, typists and many others are all prone to CTS. The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Care and Exercise Strategies Course provides information on what causes CTS, the truth about this condition and strategies to help prevent it. You will gain insight, added knowledge and answers … help your clients with effective ways to minimize stress to the hands and wrists as well as preventative exercises to help prevent CTS.



✓ Intermediate and 5 Hours to complete
✓ Self-Paced/Distance Education (Home Study)



Some course content includes:

✓ Exercise Sciences
✓ Exercise Programming
✓ Flexibility
✓ Stress Management


Renew your continuing education requirements and obtain valuable education to expand your training. The continuing education hours or CEC/CEU point value is different for each association.

Approved CEC’s/CEU’s
✓ American College on Sports Medicine—ACSM—5
✓ Aquatic Exercise Association—AEA—call or email**
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFAA—call or email**
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—5
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—5
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—5
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—5
✓ International Tennis Performance Association*—ITPA—5
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—5
✓ National Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—call or email**
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—5
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—2.5
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—5
✓ National Exercise Trainers Association—NETA—5
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA—5
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—0.50
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—5
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—5
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—5

*Note: NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) accepts GMP Fitness courses for credits, however a CEU Petition Form will need to be filled out and there may be a small fee.

* Note: The International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA)—ITPA members can earn continuing credits for their certifications through GMP Fitness.

Exam Facts

✓ Online true/false and multiple/choice final exam
✓ Online exam instructions are included in the package
✓ Passing the exam with 80% or higher
✓ NO time limit to take the exam
✓ Take the exam as many times as needed
✓ NO retest fees
✓ After we receive your completed online exam your continuing education certificate will be emailed to you within 2 business days, though in most cases you will receive it the same day.
NOTE: If you need your certificate faster please contact GMP Fitness (1-888-467-3488).
✓ Mail-in exam option by request—email

Become A Specialist

This course is included in our Injury Prevention Specialist Course. Click the image to learn how you can Become A GMP Fitness Injury Prevention Specialist »


Just One Prerequisite … To qualify to take any of the GMP Fitness Courses you must be at least 18 years of age.

While anyone over the age of 18 years old can complete the educational content included in the GMP Fitness Courses we do recommend a couple of things for the Specialty Credential Courses.
• Knowledge of English and arithmetic.
• High school diploma or equivalency.

Carpal Tunnel Exercise Specialist Objectives

✓ Examine the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and surrounding muscles.
✓ Review the facts about wrist pain and CTS.
✓ Learn the signs of CTS.
✓ Understand the causes and symptoms of CTS.
✓ Discover why the source of your pain can be as far away as your neck.
✓ Explore treatment options for CTS.
✓ Learn what can be done to reverse CTS symptoms.
✓ Find out when surgery is and is not necessary.
✓ Gain knowledge about how your client can prevent CTS at work.
✓ Gain knowledge of helpful exercises for CTS.
✓ Amplify knowledge of exercises to help prevent CTS.
✓ Learn lifestyle and home remedies.



I have gained an understanding of just what causes CTS, how to not only teach myself but also my clients how to prevent CTS and how to avoid having surgery. I will now use the exercises and prevention techniques I learned in the manual when working out my clients. I found this course extremely easy to understand. I feel as though I now have a thorough knowledge of the Carpal Tunnel and CTS. The manual was easy to use and I was able to take it with me and record notes in it…..I found everything about this course enjoyable (not always easy to say when learning) once I picked up the CTS manual it was hard to put down. Thanks GMP!!!  Deborah A. Pandolfo, AFPA Certified Professional  

The ability to check postural issues versus looking right at the hand as the culprit for CTS symptoms. I maintain a stretching and ergonomics program at work as an Occ. Health Nurse/CPT (Wellness Coordinator) and have to assess on a daily basis and this was very helpful on shedding light regarding trigger points. I will apply the content of this course in the field of ergonomics and safety at the worksite. I love your courses…they are simple and planned well. Great course!  Julia Bartram, ACSM/NETA Certified Professional  

I will educate all clients that have jobs that require repetitive motion on different ways how to stretch and perform self care. It was great and I will refer people I know who are serious about fitness that this is a must have course. Thanks.  Allan Brown, NASM Certified Professional  


Carpal Tunnel Exercise Specialist Materials

✓  Manual
✓ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Client Education Handouts:
–  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Solutions & Strategies Handout
–  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet Handout
–  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Simple Preventative Exercises Handout
✓ Carpal Tunnel Exercise Specialist Online Exam
✓ Specialist Course outline and instructions included in your package