Professionals who offer personal training & back conditions will find themselves with a large client base. It is estimated that anywhere from 60% to 80% of people will experience some form of low back pain during their life, but while only 1% to 2% of patients require surgery, around 5% to 10% eventually develop chronic low back pain - these are the people you will be able to help the most.
In addition, statistics show that back pain is the:
- Second leading reason for doctor's visits in the U.S.
- Third most common reason for surgical procedures
- Fifth most common reason for hospital admissions.
- Most frequent cause of disability for those under 45 years of age
Personal training and back conditions can deal with areas such as poor posture, weak or imbalanced low back muscles, and overall core conditioning.
Poor posture can develop in a number of ways, and can lead to conditions such as Lordosis. Although this is traditionally found in the elderly, it is now increasingly being diagnosed in teenagers. Contributing factors can include factors such as sitting at a desk or in a car for hours every day.
Assessing these clients will typically reveal weak stomach and back muscles, sometimes even exacerbated by incorrect exercise technique. A program can then be developed that includes core strengthening exercises, flexibility stretches and conditioning work, all designed to improve the posture, relieve the strain on the low back, and reduce or eliminate the pain.