Personal Trainer Boundaries and Responsibilities

by Juan Carlos Santana |  Date Released : 01 Jul 2004

  • Introduction
  • Current state of play – Professional but fragmented!
  • Are you a biomechanist? Are you a nutritionist? What have you really signed up for?
  • Where is the official Personal Trainer ‘job description’.
  • When to train, when to refer out – what’s in and what’s outside the scope of our role?
  • Referring out and building a network of specialist practitioners – essential to your practice and POWERFUL for the building of your own business!
  • Not your job to figure out WHY – resisting the temptation to diagnose.
  • The IHP perspective – All bodies function basically the same.
  • Get bodies movement - Fight the sitting position.
  • Four pillars of human moment: Locomotion – Level changing exercise – Push and pull – Rotation.
  • Shotgun approach to the human body – in a pain free environment.
  • Allowing the motor learning – the body will find it’s way.
  • Flags for referral – Pain, Lack of Control, Lack of Progressive Overload.
  • IHP facility and mentorship program.

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Juan Carlos Santana

About the author: Juan Carlos Santana

Juan Carlos Santana received his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Exercise Science from Florida Atlantic University. Carlos is the director and CEO of the Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton Florida. Carlos’ professional responsibilities have included serving as the Chairman of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Sport Specific Conference, the NSCA Florida State Director and as a member of the NSCA Conference Committee. He has also been involved in the certification programs for the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) and USA Weightlifting. Carlos has taught Sports Training Systems and Strength Training at Florida Atlantic University and is currently involved in several ongoing research projects. Carlos is currently the Sport Specific Conditioning Column editor for the NSCA Journal. He is a member and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA, a member and a certified Health Fitness Instructor with the ACSM.

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