Sports Therapist Tom Heeley has held a practical seminar at Function Jigsaw for the benefit of some of Leicestershire’s Personal Trainers (PTs).
The idea behind ‘The Missing Piece From Your Client’s Puzzle’ was to discuss with those in attendance, the common areas of pain we see with clients who have been referred to us from PTs.
Tom firstly presented on lower back pain, before moving on to shoulder and knee issues that are commonplace at the Function Jigsaw clinic. He was helped by Sports Therapist, Lauren Dobson.
On the issue of back pain, Tom spoke about the involvement of hip flexors and the issues that can be caused by low abdominal strength.
He is also discussed the problems faced by many office-based clients of ours that relate to poor sitting posture at a desk for many hours during the day.
With shoulders, issues arise with over-active pectorals and trapezius as well as the effects of limited flexibility.
We also see plenty of knee problems at our clinics and Tom explained the importance of hamstring strength, among many other potentially contributing factors.
As with all types of preventative exercises, Tom emphasised the benefits of stretches and warm-up drills.
The session was engaging and practical and encouraged the trainers to ask questions.
Personal Trainers were given corrective and movement drills to help teach their clients some important cues during an exercise to ensure they are doing them correctly.
Function Jigsaw will be building further links with those in attendance and will be holding similar events in the future.
Shahid Umerji was one of those PTs at the event and he said he took away some good trips to implement in his own programmes.
“The presentation was very well structured and informative without being too technical and was explained very well by Tom,” he added.
“The topics covered were well chosen and I look forward to attending the next one. Good work Tom and all at Function.”