I can only echo Pearson even though I believe that a physical therapist’s scope goes way beyond what a personal trainer does.
There was only one caution that I have: make sure you have everything cleared well with liability insurance. When you have a client relatioinship as a personal trainer and only have the corresponding insurance: where is your scope of practice and what can you be held liable for when you also act as a physical therapist? I really don’t have an answer to that but my gut feel tells me that you need to investigate this issue very carefully.
I wish you best of luck!
Physiotherapy and physical therapy are the same as far as I can tell. Your experience as a personal trainer should greatly enhance your base skill set which should correlate well with a physical therapy education.
Physical therapy is a health care profession, a little beyond the expertise of a personal trainer. However, the two disciplines have a lot in common and should integrate well. Both require a love for maximizing quality of life for the client.
PT works on balance issues, orthopedic/musculoskeletal injuries and requires evaluating strength, flexibility and ROM. These are much the same as addressed in Personal Training.
Combining these two doctrines you should be able to identify a niche where you can become the “expert” and serve a small, focused audience who require you specialized brand of service. I believe you are making a wise decision and wish you the very best.