I am currently recovering from a Rotator Cuff injury and I am at the stage where I am lifting again but just taking it easy i.e. not using maximum effort yet but feeling quite positive about the whole thing.
I spoke to and saw a few different 'professionals' a while back and found a good physio in the hospital, i think... Now that I am actually back in the gym I want to use a 'sports therapist' just to enforce my recovery, which it would do, if the person knew their stuff. The one I am seeing just now comes recommended and I have had one session, however, I am in 2 minds as to whether it is worth the money or not due to this professionals views conflicting with the last professionals views......
How do you know if a sports therapist is advising you in the best way? I would like to see a check list type thing to refer to i.e.
1. Ask them if they advise squats? if they don't, they probably do not understand or agree with your goals, or squats. (obv if your improving strength or size)
2. Do they advise leg extensions? If they do, stop seeing them ;-) etc etc etc
I don't know about the U.S, but I feel that this is a big problem in the UK. Here, you can go to college for 2 years, 15 hours each week then come out and call yourself a sports therapists, or a physiotherapist even. Infact, if you want a propper physiotherapist, you need to look for a 'chartered physiotherapist', not just a physiotherapist...