Certification Details

Core Provider Certification

Certify for FREE as a Core Provider and incorporate the Quick Core Exam, an in-office ultrasound evaluation into your practice to modernize and improve your patient care.  This 10-minute exam improves your ability to detect and confirm core dysfunction so you can direct your patient's treatment with the appropriate referral or intervention.   Our FREE Core Provider training is done all online.  In-person training is available for a fee.  Click here for details.

 

To certify you complete the following online training:

1. Study instructional emails and online resources, including the Core Provider Training Manual.

3. Submit images and and a brief paragraph on 5 ultrasound Quick Core Exams.

4. Complete a short exam and course feedback survey.

 

Benefits of Certification:

1. Five year certification.  

2. FREE certification - it will always be free. 

3. Most providers can use this training for some portion of their continuing education already as determined by your professional associations.  Estimated 5 hours of credit.

4. Listing in the Provider Directory at UltrasoundCore.com and the Mommy Ready Provider Directory as a Core Provider.

5. Access to the Core System US Providers private forum to ask questions from colleagues and discuss ideas about core dysfunction.

6. Updates on new technology and core ultrasound research.

 

 

 

 

Core System Specialist Certification

Expand your core system evaluation and learn to treat core dysfunction in your office with the Core System Specialist certification. The Core System Assessment includes a full musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation of the core system.   Learn techniques to identify and treat Core Dysfunction right in your office.  

 

Requirements for the Core System Specialist Certification:

1.Study instructional emails and the online resources, including the Core System Specialist Training Manual.

2. Three hands-on Core System Assessments on live patients (volunteers) with an instructor present to demonstrate or assist.

3. Five additional patient assessments that you do on your own and submit for review.

4. Complete a short exam and course feedback survey.

 

Benefits of Certification:

1. Five year certification.  

2. Most providers can use this training for some portion of their continuing education already as determined by your professional associations.  Estimated 15 hours of credit.

4. Access to patient treatment protocols to customize for your patients.

5. Listing in the Provider Directory at UltrasoundCore.com and the Mommy Ready Provider Directory as a certified Core System Specialist

6. Access to the Core System US Providers private forum to get answers from colleagues and discuss ideas about core dysfunction.

7. Updates on new technology and ultrasound techniques.

 

 

Core ultrasound is non-emergent, point-of-care ultrasound imaging performed by medical practitioners trained to differentiate, identify and diagnose core dysfunction in the process of patient evaluation.  It also incorporates rehabilitative ultrasound imaging techniques for identifying muscle morphology and function during exercise to provide biofeedback to patients during treatment. Each practitioner may use core ultrasound techniques within his or her scope of practice and training as dileniated by the practitioners professional association, state and federal governing boards, and hospital delegation committee.  Maintaining expertise within practice guidelines determined by these regulating bodies is the responsibility of the individual practitioner.   

How to incorporate core ultrasound exams into your medical practice. 

Primary Care Physicians and Midlevel Providers

MD, DO, ND, PA-C, NP

Physical Therapists and Rehabilitation Specialists

MD, DO, DC, PT

OB/GYN, other Specialists and Midlevel Providers

MD, DO, PA-C, NP

Busy Primary Care Providers are key in improving detection and appropriate treatment of core dysfunction.  As the first and most frequent contact for most individuals your ability to recognize symptoms of core dysfunction, diagnose and reccomend treatment will have the most impact on reducing the long term affects on quality of life and disability for those living with core dysfunction.  

 

Primary Care Providers with trained Core System Specialists available nearby can use the Quick Core Exam to quickly confirm a diagnosis of core dysfunction and refer a patient for the Core System Assessment and assist in recomending treatment options and follow up exam frequency.  

 

In rural areas or for practitioners who have limited referral options, using the Core System Assessment for in depth evaluation and conservative treatment when indicated will improve patient outcomes.  

 

Common uses include:

postpartum recovery injury prevention

back injury recovery and back injury prevention

conservative treatment of urinary stress incontinence

non-surgical treatment of diastasis rectus abdominis

assessing suitability for starting an exercise program

conservative treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

post-surgery recovery injury prevention

 

Physical Therapists and Rehabilitations Specialists have been at the forefront of research involving the core system and the developement of ultrasound techniques for identifying and more effectively treating core dysfunction.  

 

Specificaly trained and skilled at assessing and coaching patients through exercises as treatment of many of the symptoms of core dysfunction, the Core System Assessment will improve your client adherance to therapeutic programs as well as their results.  We know when you do the exercises correctly - you get the results, using ultrasound biofeedback allows you and the patient to see that core system exercises are done correctly. 

 

The Quick Core Exam can be used to screen patients under your care 

 

Common uses include:

postpartum recovery injury prevention

back injury recovery and back injury prevention

conservative treatment of urinary stress incontinence

non-surgical treatment of diastasis rectus abdominis

assessing suitability for starting an exercise program

conservative treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

post-surgery recovery injury prevention

 

Specialists such as those listed below can use core ultrasound to help better assess and advise patients on surgical versus non-surgical options for treatment.  Core rehabilitation helps improve post-surgical recovery and reduce post-surgical complications.

 

OB/GYN - Postpartum core reactivation is available to your patients through proper instruction on how and when to start exercising after delivery.  Set your patient up for success with a Quick Core Exam at 2 weeks and a Core System Assessment that you can discuss by the 6 week postpartum visit.  Also offer mothers with persisting symptoms of core dysfunction an in depth Core System Assessment to guide you in both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. 

 

General Surgery - Prevent core dysfunction by recommending core reactivation exercises starting as early as 3 days post surgery, and incorporate the Quick Core Exam into post-op screening to detect persisting core dysfunction, refer to a Core System Specialist and help keep your patients core healthy and active. 

 

Orthopedics -  Discover and address the underlying source of your patients injury.  Spine and joint degeneration can be traced back to misalignment caused by persisting core dysfunction, and is the key to prevention of many chronic injuries.  Use the Quick Core Exam to identify which of your patients can prevent future injury by reactivating the core system. 

 

 

How to Enroll for Certifications

US Core Provider certification: 

The Core Provider certification can be done for FREE online as a self-study course.  Registration is always open. To enroll now Click Here.

 

An in-person training for the Core Provider certification, includes a combination of online learning and live instruction and can only be scheduled as an addition to an in-person training for the Core System Specialist as described below.  

An in-person training session takes approximately one hour.  

Three Quick Core Exams will be performed and can be used to complete the required five practice assessments.  

A fee is charged only for in-person training requests.  

Adding on in-person Core Provider training is beneficial in a group of practitioners (either in the same group practice or who work in the same community) to improve detection of core dysfunction and appropriately refer patients to a Core System Specialist.  To add on in-person training for US Core Provider certifications, simply request this additional training during the registration for the Core System Specialist training as explained below.

Core System Specialist certification:

The Core System Specialist certification currently is done with a self-study course, and in-person training with the founder of Core System US, Heather Christensen at your location.  Three or more providers are requried to schedule a training session.* A minimum of three providers must be registered for the Core System Specialist training.  Additional sessions to break up large groups or for Core Provider training can be arranged. 

The in-person portion of the training is a 3 hour session.

Three Core System Assessments, and three Quick Core Exams are performed and can be used to complete the five required practice assessments.    

Ultrasounds for training sessions can be provided.

Registration and scheduling a training session for the Core System Specialist certification is done on a group basis. Registration must be completed a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the training session.  

To enroll for the Core System Specialist training please contact us directly here or via email to heather@ultrasoundcore.com.

* A training session is done at a single location.  The minimum of 3 providers can be from a variety of specialties (MD, DO, ND, PA, NP, DPT, PTA) all willing to meet at the same location for the training.  Any questions may be sent along with the enrollment email.  Learn how a variety of providers can use our exams to improve patient care, here.

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