I’m going to be working with an older client who has a history of a lumbar spinal fusion. I am new to the PT world and CES, so I am looking through my references for contraindications/nuances with doing movement assessments/fitness assessments. He has been cleared by his MD to use elliptical, swim, bike, walk and is currently exercising 4-5 days per week. From those of you seasoned CPT/CES’s… any advice?
Personal training is knowledge and part art. You have to design programs specific to the client’s needs, desires, their strengths, and their limitation. Keep sharpening the saw, learn as much as you can from reputable sources, train without causing harm, and we do not want to limit a person’s vision because of some label we see the world through – like “senior” or “older” or “whatever”. Observe, define, clarify, and design.