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Rick’s Random Rambles – 7-16-10

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Filed Under (Chronic Conditions, Corrective Exercise, Exercise Rehabilitation, Fitness, Post Rehab Fitness, Rotator Cuff Exercises) by Rick Kaselj on 15-07-2010

It has been a bit of a crazy week.

I have been in Orange County at a Fitness Conference.  It was a little more than a fitness conference, it was a fitness mastermind group.

After the fitness mastermind in Los Angles, I was off to Seattle for a fitness business conference.  The people presenting were Tom Plummer and Bill Parisi.

Just Marked Her Rotator Cuff exam

The great thing about the scoliosis and rotator cuff manuals that I have written, I have been able to help people with these injuries and fitness professionals better understand these injuries.  These manuals have helped people around the world.  I just sent off a scoliosis manual to Seol, Korea.  How cool is that.

Here are a few kind words from a fitness professional in Calgary, Alberta, Canada had to say about the Effective Rotator Cuff Exercises.

“Thanks Rick!  Always great to read your manuals though – I find them very thorough and I really like the progression that you write them in – anatomy, purpose of exercising, etc.”

Fiona Yeoman
Wellness trainer, Kinesiologist
Talisman Centre, Calgary

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Are You Ahead of Your Time?

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Filed Under (Chronic Conditions, Fitness, Interviews) by Rick Kaselj on 15-07-2010

If you are reading this, you know I am big into injuries.

That is my thing.

That is what I see, live, breath and overcome.

Sometimes I think I am a little crazy to be focused on this.

I wanted to get a reality check about this injury thing, I thought I would walk up to Tom Plummer and ask him about injuries.

Since I have presented at number of fitness conferences, I know that presenters are easily reachable.  I know I love it when people come up and ask me questions.

I had been sitting in the audience for 6.3 hours and I have been listening to his recommendations when it comes to what fitness clubs should be doing and highlighting what fitness clubs are doing wrong.

As I walked up, I was not sure of what to expect.  Tom is a blunt guy.  It you are wrong or suck, he will let you know.

I thought he would say it is a crazy idea and I was wasting my time.

I waited my turn and asked.

Here goes my question:

“Tom, I don’t do group training or training in a club.  I do one-on-one training focusing on people with injuries.  Do you think I am crazy for being in this niche and is there a future in this niche?”

What Tom Plummer had to Say about Training Clients with Injuries

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What to Do with a Client with Knee Pain?

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Filed Under (Chronic Conditions, Fitness, Hip Injury, Knee Injury, Knee Pain) by Rick Kaselj on 14-07-2010

Here is another interview from Orange County.

In Orange County, I was at a fitness conference.

The funny thing is you can hear all the plane overhead from the local airport.

In the interview, I am chatting with Rochelle Gravance.

Rochelle is big in to knee pain.

It is so great to run into another person that focuses on injuries.

I know one of the big injuries I get are knee injuries.  I know a fair bit about knee pain and injuries but I am always looking for new tips and tricks.  I love hearing what others that specialize in injuries have to say and what is new in the research.  Last week, I reviewed a research article on exercise and patellofemoral pain syndrome, check it out here.

In the video she talks about a few key tips to remember when training a client with knee pain.

What to Do If you Have a Client with Knee Pain?

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Highlights of Training a Client with a Concussion

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Filed Under (Chronic Conditions, Exercise Rehabilitation, Fitness, Neck Pain) by Rick Kaselj on 13-01-2010

I saw my concussion client again today.

( This is a follow up on the blog post:  4 Tips to Training a Client with a Concussion )

I got to give him huge credit.

He was not pushed or forced to come see me.  He took the initiative to start exercising as he has been sitting at home for months.  He started feeling the weight packing on and he new he needed to get moving in order to get better.

What a champion!

5 Highlights of Training a Client with a Concussion

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How Crossfit can Help People with a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Filed Under (Chronic Conditions, Exercise Rehabilitation, Fitness) by Rick Kaselj on 01-01-2010

I got this email from Mike.

It is amazing.

It is so motivating and a big reason on why I am a huge fan of using exercise to overcome injuries.

Have a read:

Thanks Rick for your loyal online support.

I continually find your posts very practical and useful with my ongoing quest for balancing my life and injuries both physically and mentally.  I’ve learned that what I do physically directly effects my mental ability to function.

My wife & I were run over by a truck in 2002 while waiting to turn left at an intersection.

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Exercise Program for a Client with a Concussion

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Filed Under (Chronic Conditions, Exercise Rehabilitation, Fitness) by Rick Kaselj on 28-12-2009

I trained a client yesterday that was recovering from a concussion.

It has been some time since I had designed an exercise program for a client with a concussion.  When I worked in a Medical Rehabilitation Program and Occupational Rehabilitation Program, it was a regular thing.

Let me highlight a few things you need to keep in mind when training a client with a concussion.

4 Tips to Training a Client with a Concussion

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