Q: Do I need to be in shape?
A: You do not need to be in shape. I will assess your current situation and condition, time constraints, strength, flexibility, sports goals, health goals, and any injuries that you may have or had. This is why you come to see me, to help you plan.
Q: Are you a physical therapist?
A: I only play one on TV. No, I am not a licensed Physical Therapist. I do work with them and find it to be a great symbiotic relationship. If you are in acute pain, I will send you to one. If you just had surgery, that is who you should be working with.
I have trained with some great PT's and I know a lot of basic anatomy and biomechanical functions of the joints. I study all the time. I do this to improve my eye, and to educate my clients. I love science!
I will also talk to your PT or Dr., as I know their language well. I can work with you post re-habilitation, after your PT has cleared you to do so. This is where I come in to create both a safe and challenging program to continue improving your motor skills.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: This is both a great question and a difficult one to answer. We come up with that answer together. At a minimum, you should engage in 10 sessions.
Other factors include how active you are, what kind of injury you have, your goals, your time, and any financial constraints.
Q: Do I need to quit my trainer?
A: No, you do not. In fact, I have had clients come in with their trainers to learn about my observations and approach. Sometimes, a break is needed from your regular routine if you are having pain.