Has the person been cleared by his orthopaedist and/or physical therapist to exercise with a personal trainer?
If so, the personal trainer ought to be in communication with the physical therapist and/or orthopaedist.
How long ago did the injury occur?
Too, personal trainers should be very careful when training individuals who are recovering from injuries. Even with the advice of a physical therapist,
1. If the personal trainer does not truly understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the joint involved;
2. If the personal trainer does not understand the impact exercise has on the injury;
3. If the personal trainer doesn’t know what exercise tests should be undertaken with the individual and;
4. If the personal trainer is not able to identify warning signs that the client is in need of a professional evaluation
He/she should not be training the individual.