Injury can be a major set back for both the client and trainer. It can put certain goals on hold and may even stop a client from training for a period of time. When clients who are carrying injuries sign up for personal training, an injury can generally fall into one of three categories.
- One third of injuries will generally resolve themselves given time and the trainer can continue to pursue the client’s fitness goals.
- One third of injuries will plateau – meaning injuries will fail to resolve themselves – and some clients will carry on with niggling injuries for years, content at least in the knowledge that it isn’t getting any worse and that the limitations imposed by the injury do not trouble them too much.
- One third of injuries will get worse. This can be down to the trainer’s lack of awareness, or this can be down to the client’s lifestyle which aggravates the injury and training just becomes a contributory factor. The trainer must keep a careful eye out for these types of injuries.
Every personal trainer should have a good physical therapist to support them and to sort out the injuries as they come along. After discussing the client’s injury with the physio the trainer should be able to devise a safe and effective fitness plan that will not aggravate the injury. A personal trainer is not qualified to assess injuries and should not tell their clients otherwise. It is however up to the trainer to do a risk assessment in regards to the injury and any further training sessions.
At the drummond clinic our personal trainers are always self-developing and staying current with the trends and developments in the health and fitness industry. They are fully aware of their own technical limitations so you can rest-assured that should you be unfortunate enough to pick up an injury you will be in good hands. We have established a closed-loop care package that revolves around YOU the client. Our personal trainers work very closely with our physiotherapists and rehabilitation specialists to help devise safe but effective exercise programmes that will drive you toward your goals. Under the same roof we can provide the care necessary to get you back working with your personal trainer as quickly as possible.