1. Education– is not everything but a person with a strong
background will be able to help you in several areas and answer your
2 Experience– Several ways to look at this. But longevity in the profession
is key. I always tell people that just because someone rehabilitated their
ACL doesn¹t mean that they are qualified to help you rehabilitate yours.
3 Reputable certification– I would never fly with the person who took the
weekend course. I am not going to trust my body with the person who got
certified on the internet or over the weekend.
4 A person who really loves what they do– They spend time continuing to
learn about the field they love and this always benefits the client.
5 They are good with people- They have your best interest in mind.
6 They know their limits– I have always felt that the best people, no
matter what the profession, know when they are outside of their practice and
can refer you to the expert you may need.
7 They come highly recommended– Not only from word of mouth, but also from
their peers in the profession, and the medical community.
8. They put the clients¹ safety and well being as priority #1.
9. They lead by example and because of this they inspire you to work hard
and achieve your results.
10. Philosophy – Make sure your goals are the right fit with the trainers
expertise and background.