Thanks for your post. In response to your question, I have to say that the training that I have is very different from the training of a physical therapist and/or an athletic trainer. Hence, I would say that I can’t “rehab” an injured client as well as a physical therapist.
I am very confident in my skills and do my utmost to stay within the scope of practice of the credentials that I hold, one of which is ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist.
The scope of practice of the ACSM RCEP is:
Working with individuals referred by, or are currently under the care of, a physician; working with individuals with cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, orthopedic/musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and/or immunological/hematological disease; performing clinical exercise testing and data interpretation; developing complex exercise prescriptions and performing exercise counseling
In order to earn this credential one must have a minimum of a masters degree and 600 hours of documented clinical work. I feel confident in my abilities, however, I tend to try to build collaborative relationships with other allied health professionals as opposed to competitive relationships as they have skills I don’t possess and vice versa.
In notice that you are a graduate of Dr. Mike. I hear many wonderful things about his program and that he is incredibly knowledgeable. In the future, I intend to take his course. However, my present circumstance doesn’t permit me to learn from him.
Thanks so much for your question and I look forward to responding to your posts.