I’ll tell you a little about myself if you are interested.
I am by no means an expert, but I am very much into the movement aspect of exercise. I am certified as a personal trainer and as a post rehab conditioning specialist through the AAHFRP. I consider Mike Jones to be a VERY smart man as he is sort of “bridging the gap” as he calls it, between physiotherapists and personal trainers.
I first got introduced to Roberton, Cressey and Boyle through this site and a few of their articles on joint by joint approaches and foam rolling techniques. I started following them almost exclusively (I know, kind of stupid, but I’ve branched out a lot since then) and really got into the “Magnificent Mobility” and “Inside Out” dvds. I began to use these as assessments for my clients to test the range of motion around their joints. (ie - stabilizing joints and mobilizing joints) I quickly became known as the mobility guy at our Studio and started to really fall in love with that aspect. I was learning so much and helping a lot of people, it was very rewarding.
From there, I started watching Coach Boyle’s “Functional Strength Coach” dvds and was put onto Grey Cook’s functional movements screen, which I thought was incredible. As I am relatively new to personal training (3 years) I was really excited to know that through a series of movements, or tests, I could quickly gauge my clients mobility, and address their problem areas.
From there, I followed Robertson mostly (Indy Seminar, Bulletproof Knees, Building the Efficient Athlete) and loved everything he and Cressey came out with. So when Assess and Correct came out, I knew I had to get it.
Now, maybe it’s just me not knowing as much as I should, but I love this manual. It has helped sooo many of my clients with their pain, and they have referred friends and family to me and I am swamped with clients, which I love, as our Studio is a pay as you go type Studio with no membership fees so you have to wow your clients every time to get them to come back.
If you have any opinions, or ideas as to where I can find something better, I would love to hear them. Like I said, I am still new to this, but I know this is where my heart lies, and I need as much help as I can get.