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TKI Training System

The T.K.I. System is a 19 week comprehensive learning academy where, under the direction of Taylor-Kevin Isaacs M.S., C.P.T., C.S.C.S., M.E.L.T., each candidate will gain knowledge of the on-going benefits of restorative exercise and applied Kinesiology. In a labor of love that has taken over 20 years to perfect, those hand selected individuals will emerge a Certified Restorative Exercise Specialist (RES). As such, they will have the knowledge, skills, abilities and confidence to work in the C.O.R.E. Centers. The RES Curriculum is comprised of lecture and observational hours. During lectures, you will learn a variety of restorative exercise techniques for individuals with physical disabilities, diseases and musculoskeletal injuries. In addition, information is disseminated about the psychosocial aspects of disability. In the Observational Hours section, future Restorative Exercise Specialists will apply their newly acquired knowledge by working hands on with clients with a variety of disabilities.

“My teaching style embraces the concept of learning by doing. I do not believe in amphitheater medicine, where you learn by watching. I embrace the concept of “hands-on” learning equals “brains-on” learning and what the hand learns the brain never forgets.”

“The best words to sum up what motivates me to enlist the cause of teaching future Restorative Exercise Specialist my award winning, results proven TKI System are these:”

“It is not what you get from an experience, it is what you become from the experience.”

“If you affect a small amount of people for a small amount of time – that is eternal.”

-Taylor-Kevin Isaacs

Training:
There are 13 instructional modules in the Restorative Exercise Specialist Curriculum, including 6 applied Kinesiology and written assessment tests. Each module covers one of the components of the circle of function:
  • Week 1: INTRODUCTION – Motivation = Peak Performance
  • Week 2: Musculoskeletal Strength
  • Week 3: Musculoskeletal Endurance/Power
  • Week 4: Flexibility Training
  • Week 5: Interactive Flexibility continuum
  • Week 6: PRACTICUM: Applied Kinesiological principles
  • Week 7: Written assessment of knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Week 8: Balance Training
  • Week 9: Postural Principles
  • Week 10: Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Week 11: Neuromuscular Reactive Training (speed, agility, acceleration, quickness)
  • Week 12: Gait Training
  • Week 13: PRACTICUM: Applied Kinesiological principles
  • Week 14: Written assessment of knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Week 15: Manual Resistance Strength Training (hand placements)
  • Week 16: Manual Flexibility Training (hand placements)
  • Week 17: PRACTICUM: Manual Resistance & Flexibility Training
  • Week 18: Precision Nutrition
  • Week 19: Comprehensive Overview: written assessment
Qualifications:
The following eligibility requirements have been established for the Restorative Exercise Specialist.
  • CPR and professional insurance cards must be on your person at all times.
  • Currently studying exercise science or related field and/or holds a B.S/B.A from an accredited University.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive and comprehensible competency in the knowledge, skills and abilities in Restorative Exercise and Applied Kinesiology under the TKI system methodology, as directed and instructed by Taylor-Kevin Isaacs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • A Restorative Exercise Specialist conducts appropriate health-and-fitness-related assessments for members of special populations. Develops and administers restorative exercise programs designed to enhance strength, muscular endurance, balance, range of motion, and cardiovascular function.
  • A Restorative Exercise Specialist works with special populations (e.g. disease, physical disability, post-rehabilitation) in cooperation with other qualified health care professionals to enhance quality of life and manage health risk. A Restorative Exercise Specialist plays an essential role on each client’s health care team, which, depending on the individual’s health status and limitations, may include one or more physicians, a physical therapist, chiropractor, psychiatrist, dietician, and so on.
  • A Restorative Exercise Specialist aims to function as a member of a team working toward a single collective goal – to help an individual who is coping with one or more diseases, disorders, or injuries reach his or her optimal fitness level.
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