REFERRING TO A PHYSICAL THERAPIST:

The client’s best interests at heart…

Anyone that moves poorly or is in pain is a good candidate for physical therapy. Although exercise our programs are tailored to the individual needs, there are times where intervention from a therapist becomes essential.

The bespoke programs are composed of corrective exercise strategies designed to improve movement patterns. Occasionally clients will not respond to these. As a personal trainer, you are faced with two options – work around the pain or refer to a physical therapist for further observation.  To insist on accumulating strength on top of dysfunction can lead to a range of issues; muscle imbalances, compensatory movement patterns, and eventual injury.

The program uses 3 screening tools;

    1. Every new client is required to fill in a medical history questionnaire. Medical clearance will be requested if deemed necessary.
    2. Basic assessment of the body- Designed to identify any major factors that may require special attention or in some cases referral to a physical therapist.
    3. Functional assessment – Tests designed to determine the client’s range of motion, balance and any discrepancies noted
Following the assessment, a bespoke program can then be created specifically to the client’s needs, providing no potential issues gets flagged during the process.

Any further questions? Please feel free to get in touch Contact Ana