I am a full time physical therapist assistant and I have been certified in Graston for 4 years. I just started personal training as a second job and I am aware when I am training clients, I am not allowed to treat or diagnose injuries. I was wondering since I am certified in Graston if I will be able to offer instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization to my clients as well? I can not find much information online. Thank you!
Natalie made some excellent points. I would also consult a lawyer on that & review my liability insurance policies. I would think that you might need a separate policy for each of your skills. As long as you are certified and trained in that particular skill and technique, I can’t imaging there being a problem with offering it to your training clients – you certainly aren’t overstepping your boundaries. Actually, I think it makes you that much more marketable as a trainer. I became familiar with the Graston technique a few years ago when someone introduced me to a Chiropractor (who also was certified as a Personal Trainer)who pretty much used the Graston method exclusively. I sent him a few of my own clients who had some chronic issues & he helped them tremendously. Good luck Michelle – you should be fine.