Optimal Injury Recovery

Optimal Injury Recovery

There are some ways you can optimize your injury recovery. Hence, you’re back at full strength sooner rather than later — and prevent further injury from occurring again.

Athletes in any sport should be mindful of their bodies as they age and play more frequently. Many factors contribute to athletic performance declining with age. Reducing your risk of injury during practice and games is one way to keep playing your favorite game for longer than you might have thought possible. To do so, you need to understand why your risk of injury increases with age and how it can be avoided and reduced.

Do you have clients who find it difficult to exercise because of injuries?

If you answered “yes,” keep reading to discover how.

Want to know how to work with them to recover and get them back to optimal performance?

The first thing to keep in mind, every person is unique and will respond to different treatment methods, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

One of the fitness industry’s foremost experts on injuries, Rick Kaselj, MS, is coming to Windsor on the 28th of April for a full-day workshop worth 4 Can Fit Pro PTS CECs!

This will be a hands-on workshop for Personal Trainers. The day will be split into three sections, focusing on exercise rehabilitation for the shoulder, lower back, and knee.

What makes optimal injury recovery happen?

The sooner you get your body to start the repair and healing process, the better your chances of a full and speedy recovery. When you delay the healing process through over-aggressive treatment methods, you can push your body too far, forcing it to go into protective mode and completely shut down the injury site. This less optimal recovery injury situation sets you up for a longer and more difficult road back to fitness. What’s the best way to get your body’s natural healing process going as early as possible? The critical factor here is to optimize your body’s inflammatory response. This is when your immune system sends specialized white blood cells to the injury site to fight off any potential infection sources and begin repairing any damaged tissue. It is during this process that your body also builds new, stronger tissues to replace the damaged tissues that were previously in place.

Trainers will walk away with an understanding of the following:

  • Functional anatomy of the musculature and supporting structures of the shoulder, lower back, and knees
  • Evaluation of the shoulder joint, lower back, and knee
  • Common injuries for each region, critical points of each damage, and how to rehabilitate them
  • Rehabilitative exercises using the stability ball, body weight, tubing, and free weights

An understanding of these areas will allow trainers to benefit by:

  • Helping their clients recover from injuries quicker
  • Allowing Trainers to work closely with other injuries experts and get the client back to optimal performance as soon as possible
  • Expanding their knowledge base to gain a better understanding of common injuries
  • Marketing themselves as a Post Rehab Injuries Specialist
  • Gain an understanding of when a client should be referred to other therapists that work outside a Personal Trainers scope of practice.

Date:  Saturday, the 28th of April 2012 (9 am-6 pm)


Refine Fitness Studio

1623 Wyandotte Street E.

Windsor, Ontario

N8Y 1C8

CECs: 4 Can Fit Pro PTS CECs


  • Before the 29th of February – Early Bird Rate of $299 (&HST)
  • After the 1st of March, the price is $349 (&HST).

It is possible to pay for this in two installments.

There will be no refunds after the 15th of March.

To Register:

To register or ask any questions, please call Refine Fitness Studio at 519-253-9400. We look forward to working with you soon.

As we age, we naturally experience a disinclination in strength, flexibility, balance, and overall well-being. At the same time, we gain weight, and our metabolism slows down. These are factors to consider as we exercise or do physical activity that increases our risk of injury. How can you minimize this risk? You need to know how injuries can occur and what can lead to them. 

Even if you are not a serious athlete, you should still take precautions on injury matters. There are plenty of benefits to improving one’s understanding of injuries, including the ability to prevent them and perform better when they inevitably do occur.

Rick Kaselj, MS

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