Initially, quite a bit. When I do an initial assessment, I take photographs and a gait video (of which I usually extract snapshopts). I also do other range of motions assessment, grip tests, body composition, blood pressure, heart rate, balance tests etc. All of that I document in a format to give to the client. I summarize what I see and write, what I call, a Proposed Training Approach. that considers what I see but also the client’s goals. That entire process takes quite a bit of time, about 2 or three hours. Sometimes I talk to the client’s physical therapist, if applicable, and that adds more time.
Depending on the client’s needs and wants, I design each workout, taking into account what we did and where we need to go from there. That can be anything from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.
If problems arise along the way, I may redo any part of the assessment.