Injury Prediction Testing for Personal Trainers – 8 Minute Video

Following up on my recent post about the lecture:

“Prehab – Injury Prevention and Prediction for Health and Fitness Professionals”

I have just addedd a short video below that summarises some of this great seminar.

You can see the video at:

http://youtu.be/e19Qy7NGTdc

If you are a member of PhysioProfessor.com just log into the system and you can watch the full lecture.

If you are not yet a member go to www.PhysioProfessor.com and join now to get immediate access to this session as well as another 60 hours of great online content.

If you are a Personal Trainer – you can also get immediate access to this session as a member of my new thePTProfessor.com program.

In this program you will also get access to over 60 hours of online education, 15 CEC’s, and a PT Rehab forum where you can ask your most pressing rehabilitation and injury prevention questions.

Full details and registrations can be made at :

www.thePTProfessor.com

Injury Prediction – Are Your Personal Training Clients at Risk?

Are you a health professional involved in exercise prescription and rehabilitation?

Are you concerned that some of your clients may be at risk of injury?

Are you doing a thorough pre-exercise physical screening for each and every new client?

In March this year I presented a series of seminars on the NSW Central Coast to a group of personal trainers – one of these presentations was:

“Prehab – Injury Prevention and Prediction for Health and Fitness Professionals”

I am pleased to say that I recorded this great presentation and it is now available to view for members of my www.PhysioProfessor.com and www.thePTProfessor.com online education portals.

If you are a member of PhysioProfessor.com just log into the system and you will see this new lecture is the featured presentation in this month’s program.

If you are not yet a member go to www.PhysioProfessor.com and join now to get immediate access to this session as well as another 60 hours of great online content.

If you are a Personal Trainer – you can also get immediate access to this session as a member of my new thePTProfessor.com program.

In this program you will also get access to over 60 hours of online education, 15 CEC’s, and a PT Rehab forum where you can ask your most pressing rehabilitation and injury prevention questions.

Full details and registrations can be made at :

www.thePTProfessor.com

Here is just some of what you will learn in the latest 90 minute seminar.

“Prehab – Injury Prevention and Prediction for Health and Fitness Professionals” with Paul Wright

– Why most new gym members are at risk of injury and the simple tests that could have predicted and prevented them.

– The screening tool produced by Fitness Australia and why it only does part of the job in injury screening.

– How you can decrease your injury rates by 80% using 2 simple tests.

– Why most pre-screening testing procedures don’t ask the right questions.

– Why men are at risk and are unreliable when doing a pre-exercise questionnaire and what to do about it.

– The 3 key advantages that trainers have over physios and how to use these advantages to reduce client’s injury and cancellation rates.

– How to predict 85% of gyms and fitness centre based injuries before they happen.

– The most important time to ask questions of your new clients and how moist trainers get it wrong.

– The 6 key things you must ask a new client about that can predict injury.

– The 2 key predictors of injury and how most trainers don’t ask at about either of them.

– The biggest assumption made by trainers that puts all clients at risk on injury.

– The one factor that causes a new gym member, who has lived normally with no pain for 20 years, to incur an injury within 2 weeks of joining.

– How a shoulder injury that happened 20 years ago can lead to massive injury risk today – and how to stop this impacting your business and clients.

– The easiest way to see a rotator cuff tear and why most trainers miss it – all trainers need to be able to identify this injury.

– The muscle group that – if wasted – can greatly increase the risk of lower back pain and how to spot it.

– Why Q angle measurement is overrated and the real risk factor for knee pain post joining the gym.

– The 2 different types of scoliosis and the 10 second test that can be used by al health professionals to detect and classify them.

– The 4 worst exercises for people with scoliosis and three better alternatives.

– The 2 simple posture checks that most trainers don’t know and how these can greatly reduce injury risk for your clients

– The technique problem in swimmers and why they are at risk in gym programs.

– Why fast bowlers in cricket have reduced risk of shoulder injury compared to throwers and tennis players and what it means to you in program design and exercise selection.

– How cyclists get back pain when they start running and the 30 second test that can predict those at risk.

– How tight hamstrings can actually help athletic performance and why the big trick for injury risks may not be muscle length testing at all.

– The 20 second hamstring and quad test that all health professionals should use in their pre screening assessment and the risks that come from failing to do them.

– The “hands to ears” shoulder range test that determines the exercises your client should and should not be doing.

– The “essential test” that all health professionals should do and how if you don’t do this – your clients are at great risk of knee and lower limb problems

– The most important test you will ever do as a personal trainer or health professionals and why very few trainers do it.

– The 2 leg exercises that are safe to do for clients with limited ankle range of motion and the exercise you need to avoid.

– The worst piece of cardio equipment in all gyms and the machine setting that will lead to injury in many clients.

– The biggest mistake most trainers make when setting up the program that pre-disposes new gym members to injury.

– The “swimmers stop sign” test and how this test can predict shoulder injury risk pre exercise and what to do about it.

– The upper body test that all trainers must do to reduce injury and the exercises that all trainers must do with their clients if this test is positive.

– The major problem with machine systems and why the Smith Machine can greatly increase the risk of shoulder injury in one group of new members – do you know it?

– The pre-requisite for all Olympic Lifting techniques and how to test it.

– The major problem with most lumbar spine range of motion test and the simple test that can accurately measure lumbar range.

– The figure 4 test for hip range and how this test can predict knee pain and also treat it.

– Why most stretching programs don’t work and the real reason why we need to do some flexibility work.

– The “9 point flexibility test” that you should fail if you are to be considered low risk and normal – and what trainers must do if your person passes this test.

– The lower limb swelling problem that could have been predicted and prevented before it started and the key piece of information the trainer overlooked.

– The best core stability tests and why most test are not useful for trainers.

– The common exercise that terrifies a 20 year physio veteran every time he sees it done in a personal trainers program.

– The concept of gluteal amnesia in post back pain people and the test you must do to identify this issue in runners and weight trainers.

– The test used by the Australian Wallabies that predicted back pain and the result they needed to attain to be allowed back onto the field.

Plus Much MORE:

If you are a member of PhysioProfessor.com just log into the system and you will see this new lecture is the featured presentation in this month’s program.

If you are not yet a member of this program go to www.PhysioProfessor.com and join now to get immediate access to this session as well as another 60 hours of great online content.

If you are a Personal Trainer – you can also get immediate access to this session as a member of my new thePTProfessor.com program – where you will also get access to over 60 hours of online education, 15 CEC’s, and a PT Rehab forum where you can ask your most pressing rehabilitation and injury prevention questions.

Full details and registrations can be made at :

www.thePTProfessor.com

Best Wishes

Paul Wright

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