I understand this website is a great source of information from many professionals within the industry. However, when asking specific questions regarding a client (ie. What exercises should I do?) it is impossible to answer. We cannot see your client nor have we performed any type of assessment on them. Therefore, not only is difficult to answer it is potentially wrongful.
1) Propose the difficulty and ask where to refer to.
2) Ask where to find out more information regarding specifics (assessment, programming, etc.)
3) Take advantage of resources (IDEA has much to offer) and become more familiarized before working with potential clients.
Would love to hear opinions.
As some one who has asked a question in the past about a specific client, I’ll give you some insight as to why I did so. The doctor did not recommend any additional guidance, even after being asked. Physical therapy was denied for this particular client. Even after reading up about the issue, having never worked with a client with this specific issue, I wanted to pick the brains of others who may have worked with this type of client. When they asked for more information, I provided it.
I’m thankful for this type of a resource and the people who participate. By no means do I think that I know everything there is to know about training, flexibility, nutrition, etc. That’s the beauty of our industry. There’s always more to learn. And sometimes you can learn a lot from others who have been there, done that.
Also, not everyone has access to many other professionals. I live overseas right now on a military base. My access to other professionals is limited. This forum helps to keep me in the know!