I have a new client who experienced a concussion 3 months ago. Neurologist advised either physical therapy or personal training and the choice is personal training. Strength training is a focus as muscle tone has diminished with the constant rest and inactivity necessary to recover. Increasing stamina is also a focus as this person cannot go for extended periods walking and running errands without getting tired. Client self reports no issues with balance although i suspect we will encounter some as we progress. Any advice from the community on specific exercises to include or avoid is appreciated. Thanks.
Hello Cristin Sturchio,
I would encourage physical therapy first, as this is a high risk condition which requires extra recovery time.
In my experience, not all doctors realize the difference between a physical therapist and personal trainer.
I have a feeling this person needs more than they realize, hence, the concussion.