We have become known as a PT studio that offers rehab exercise programs, people come to us via referrals or from those seeking out a rehabilitation trainer. But on the flip side we often see new clients who come to us for Personal Training and we refer them to an Allied Health Practitioner which may come as a surprise to them as it is often before we even start training them!
When we started ALTA, JC had already taken courses in rehabilitation, one because he worked with athletes but also he had many clients who at times required rehabilitation after an operation or injury. And, in doing this he found it really rewarding to be able to help people with their discomfort, pain or restricted movement. Will & Jason have also studied in the areas of rehabilitation, we are so lucky to have a team who can support our clients. But key to us is injury prevention. That’s why we like to start with mobility warm-ups, safe training and always some stretching at the end of your sessions – as with any exercise there can be some risk.
So why is it so important for us to be working with Allied Health practitioners such as Physios, Osteo’s, Chiropractors, Rolfers, Remedial Massage, Acupuncturists and more? Because, we are not medical professionals and when we see something, or you tell us of an injury or pain or discomfort, it is our job to help determine if it’s something we can work with or if you need to see a professional. That’s why over the years we have worked with, and continue to work with, some wonderful doctors and practitioners who care about you as much as we do. How we work together is important, it can be a simple phone call, to a detailed report, to attending a workshop as JC has done in the past with a heart patient. We have, and are always willing to, liaise with your practitioner as importantly we gain a greater understanding of your issue. They will also guide us in what we can do to support you, or what not to do that may hinder your recovery.
Remember, your health and wellbeing are important to us, not just how you aim to become fitter, stronger or leaner, that’s a given, so anytime you see someone or need to be referred keep us in mind so we can support you from our end.