About to get started independently. I’m not quite sure how the communications with physicians is supposed to work. What steps do we follow to get this information if needed.
Does the personal trainer get the client to obtain the exercise guidelines in some written form from the physician? Or does the PT contact the Dr’s office on their own? If so, do you call or fax the info to them?
I have no idea what to expect when it comes to communicating with medical professionals or their staff. Any info on that will help.
You can give the client a form that they would take to their doctors for clearance to exercise, with or without any modifications, restrictions or other important guidelines. I do it this way to get clearance when necessary based on PAR Q or other risk assessment.
If I find it necessary to work with a doctor for a client’s program (such as for doing rehabilitation) I get paperwork signed by the client that gives me the OK to contact and speak with their doctor. I then contact the doctor’s office and ask them how they would best like me to get that information to them so I can talk to the doctor about the clients health history and what recommendations I should follow as necessary.
Hope that helps!