As an Experienced Personal Trainer I started to notice a gap between pain treatment (Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Myotherapy, etc...) and general fitness, and resistance training. There was often a lack of communication between different therapists and trainers, and, a lack of understanding of what the other was doing. There also seems to be confusion for the client/patient about re introducing their regular exercise regime.
Often, clients complain or mention pain, or some muscausokeletal issues, that are in need of some hands-on attention that is unable to be provided on the gym floor with stretching or the trusty old foam roller. After many years of referring these patients I had a light bulb moment...
This is when I decided to enrol part time to study Osteopathy Manual Therapy. Booked my clients for an extra 15 minutes on their session time, and gave them Manual Osteopathic treatment (practice). This worked as the best way to practice, complete my log hours and give my clients something that no one else could.
The results speak for themselves. My schedule is consistently full. My clients love knowing their PT is able to help with any issue they may have. There is no lack of communication between therapist and trainer. And most important, people are overcoming conditions in record time due to the one stop shop.
Now, I am completing my studies, I am looking forward to helping many more of my clients (and now patients) and I truly believe that this will be the future of training, personal health and wellness care.