Personal trainers and sports coaches, when starting with a new client, always complete a PAR-Q or similar asking about their general health and well being, but what about their injury status, past or present? What about being able to answer those three biggest questions from a client:
‘What’s this pain?’
‘Do I need to worry about it?’
‘Can I still train?!’
How useful and professional would it be to identify any pre-existing sports injuries before you start working with a client, so you can ensure that you don't harm your client or aggravate an injury by prescribing inappropriate or unsuitable training or exercise programs?
This short seminar & workshop has been designed to help personal trainers and coaches in all sorts of sports and phyisical activities identify the most common sports injuries in your clients before beginning any training or exercise program. This will ensure you that you do not presribe any exercise or training that may worsen the injury, and help you explain to your client what the injury is and why they perhaps cannot perform as they would like.
We will cover some theory about testing and screening for injury, what you as a PT can and can’t do, and some of the most reliable and easy to apply tests we have. We will look at identifying the general signs and symptoms of sports injuries that a client may describe, as well as some of the more reliable specific tests you can have the client perform without using any excessively 'hands on' techniques.
- Recognise scope of practise
- Recognise key ‘red flags’ in clients
- Differentiate ‘injury’ vs. ‘problem’
- Recognise key signs & symptoms of injury
- Understand basic principles of immediate injury management
- Identify the characteristics of a screen
- Understand how to use exercises as tests
- Understand sensitivity & specificity of tests
- Perform selection of tests to aid recognition of injury
- Be able to alter exercise & training programs to avoid aggravating injuries
This short seminar and workshop is NOT designed to allow you to diagnose or rehabiliate sports injuries, for reasons we will discuss during the seminar, that is the role of a qualified Graduate Sports Therapist or similar. It is designed to help you identify those clients which MAY have a sports injury, and point them in the direction of further assessment & the most appropriate help, and to ensure that you do not harm your client by prescribing innappropriate or unsuitable exercises or training programs. The seminar is not sport specific as sports injuries are identified by the same methods irrespective of sport or activity.
Current dates for this seminar and workshop are TBC. Please get in touch if you would like to attend this seminar, or organise a seminar for you and your colleagues.