Friday, January 24, 2014

Medical Fitness

An article posted on Athletic Business (Article: Medical Fitness: Trainer's Adapt to Client's Conditions) talks about how there seems to be a trend of personal trainers working more with client's that have conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and even autism.

They comment on how the interaction between the personal trainer and the physician and information is exchanged such as medication lists.  This appears to be a great area to not only look for business but also do something to help a population that could benefit greatly from exercise and physical activity.

Should this be an area of medicine and fitness that requires more than just a certification and should be something regulated (such as PT, AT and other medical professions) and require a degree?  Thoughts?

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