How to Train a Client with Chronic Injuries

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How to Train a Client with Chronic Injuries

When it comes to working with clients who have had a previous injury and/or suffer from continuous complications from an unhealed or recurring injury, there are considerations to keep in mind while staying within your scope of practice. Here are recommendations for some of the most common injuries you may encounter, including bursitis, fractures, torn muscles or ligaments, connective tissue concerns, overuse injuries, sciatica and shin splints.

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How to Work with Clients Who Have Chronic Conditions

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How to Work with Clients Who Have Chronic Conditions

As a health and fitness professional, working with clients who experience one or more chronic disease conditions presents unique and serious challenges. This article discusses the basic principles and considerations associated with the following chronic disease types: cancer, diabetes, disabilities, hypothyroidism, asthma, COPD, arthritis and osteoporosis.

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The Power of a Referral Network – Benefits of Networking

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The Power of a Referral Network – Benefits of Networking

As a health and fitness professional, your clients expect you to possess a wide range of skills and knowledge. When your clients require something outside your skill set or scope of practice, however, you need an established quality referral network. Learn about the many and varied benefits of establishing a referral network, which makes it possible to better serve your clients and to elevate your own level of performance as well.

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Nutrition Scope of Practice – What You Can Do as a Personal Trainer

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Nutrition Scope of Practice – What You Can Do as a Personal Trainer

When it comes to educating clients about nutrition, it can be a challenge to make sure you’re staying within your scope of practice as a health and fitness professional. Of course, you can’t avoid the topic altogether—clients need to be educated about proper nutrition. With that in mind, here’s what you can do to reduce your liability and still provide this necessary education to your clients.

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Eat Your Water – Sources of Hydrating Foods

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Eat Your Water – Sources of Hydrating Foods

How many times have you heard this question from a client: “How much water should I be drinking every day?” To help you answer that and other water-related questions, here are some basic guidelines and principles you can use as a guide to help evaluate individual hydration needs, identify signs of dehydration and take a creative approach to helping clients stay adequately hydrated.

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Getting Clients To and Through the Doors

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Getting Clients To and Through the Doors

Do you have clients who struggle to commit and remain engaged with their training programs? If so, how do you keep these individuals from slipping through the proverbial crack? As a health and fitness professional, you must seek innovative ways to keep your interactions and experiences with clients fresh, rewarding and engaging. Try some of these “hacks” for getting your clients to consistently attend scheduled sessions with you.

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