Our personal trainers can help you to take your rehabilitation a step further.
Using a prosthesis or carrying out daily tasks after losing a limb can offer a unique set of physical challenges. Our personal trainers are experienced in working with patients who face these obstacles. Our specialist personal trainers also benefit from working in an environment with prosthetists and a physiotherapy team. With the help of our specialised gym equipment, they can help provide a personalised programme of exercises that takes specialist adaptations for your body into account.
We recommend personal training in all of our standard limb packages. We believe personal training following provision of a prosthesis is for everyone and will help people maximise the use of their new limb.
If you don’t plan to start using a new limb then personal training is for you as well.
Our trainers work with people of all fitness levels towards a range of goals. Whether their aim is to make the most out of their prosthesis, increase their walking confidence or stability, improve their overall fitness to an equal or higher level than before amputation or to compete as an athlete, our service will help patients to achieve their aims and maximise their performance.
If you have physiotherapy included in your rehabilitation package, then you will be ready to start on your fitness programme after your intensive sessions with the physiotherapist have finished.
If you are seeing a physiotherapist, but not as part of a rehabilitation package then you should speak to them about when it is suitable to start personal training.
The personal trainer will work with the physiotherapist and occupational therapist if relevant to understand the goals that you have been working on and to help you keep up the exercises that have been prescribed by the physiotherapist, but will also be able to work towards a range of new fitness and health related goals with them.
During your first session your personal trainer will carry out an assessment which will involve discussing your aims and your current lifestyle, what you currently find difficult and what you would like to improve. They will take your weight and height and assess your current strength and fitness levels; they will assess your posture and check for muscle imbalance and they will work with you to set goals for the future. These goals will be specific and you will aim to achieve them within a set number of weeks. They will not set any goals for you that are not realistic or achievable. Depending on your goals they may also give you a food diary to help you to keep track of what you eat.
On your second session you will be provided with a program to practice in between sessions. It will be designed by your trainer to help you reach your goals and they will provide you with all the instructions you need to carry out these exercises safely and effectively. At this point they will also watch you performing the exercises to confirm that you are able to perform them and they are suitable for you. You will then be able to perform these exercises independently in between sessions.
At each session your trainer will review your progress and provide advice along the way for nutrition and exercise adaptations, as well as making sure that you are still performing each exercise optimally. They will motivate you and keep a record of your improvements.
When your agreed time frame is reached, they will help you to assess your achievement and set new goals for the future
Your personal trainer is qualified to give you some dietary advice, but if they think you would benefit from speaking to a dietician, then they can refer you on.
If you would like to find out more information about the services we provide or would like to book a free assessment please contact us today by calling 0161 660 9282, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the following form.