I have two male clients over 60 years old. Client A had pneumonia for a couple months and also has cracked ribs. He weights approximatley 350 lbs. Client B is about the same age but has a cracked patella bone (knee cap). Not sure of his other vitals yet.
For Client A I plan on sticking to mainly cardio workouts to loose the weight and some light weight or band exercises. Main concern would be the cracked ribs. Not sure how to approach this besides figuring out the clients limitations in movement and pain.
For Client B I am unsure of how the cracked Patella bone would limit his ability to move or exercise. Again this might be something I have to assess when I meet with him and to figure out what he is looking for.
If anyone has worked with similar clients with the similiar issues or have worked with cleitns with same issues I’d more than appreciate the input.
For both cases I would definitely ask for a medical clearance before doing anything else. Especially for case B he might have to go through some PT before you can start working with him. Cracked patella can cause some risks and provide many limitations as to how to proceed with him (same for case A). Depending on the degree of the injury further treatment and course of action might be required before start exercising. There might be other health risk factors which you can determine with a complete Health and Family history assessment. Their medical doctor should be able to give you more information. I hope this helps.