April 2nd, 2015
Many of us have a team of professionals to help support our health and well-being. In addition to a personal trainer, this team may include a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, chiropractor, and/or dietitian.
We believe that these team members should be collaborating with one-another. Unfortunately, this is a fairly foreign concept to many trainers and other practitioners.
But we’re working to change that. When we sign on a new client, we ask who else they’re working with and make a point to connect and collaborate with those other wellness providers.
Now the big question: why bother? The one-word answer is safety. Proceeding without this information isn’t safe, and could do more harm than good. It’s also an opportunity to co-ordinate efforts to help you reach your goals that much faster.
So for the sake of your well-being, speak up! Tell your providers who else you’re working with, and request that they discuss your case. This is especially important if you have a unique circumstance like an injury.