you need to establish a baseline to identify if you are making progress. It is also important to find out possible problems during the movement assessment to make sure that your program is not to the detriment of your client.
Hello Troy Lebehen,
I tell them that the more I know the better I am able to help them.
The information will keep them from injury and determine where to start so we do not waste any time, getting the best results in the least amount of time.
It will be motivating to see how improvements are being made, also.
This is a reason for hiring me; maybe you will do better to work with someone else.
I tell them this is their baseline. This is how we’ll evaluate all progress going forward.
I also tell them, that the information I gather during the assessment will help me to create a plan that is specific to them. It gives me information on areas that are weak, too tight, postural issues and prior injuries that we need to be aware of. It gives me the information on what are starting intensity and exercise progression should be so they’ll continue moving forward.
Most people like the individual portion and that the results and resulting plan are specific to them.