Phantom Limb Pain: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Background There were an estimated 1.6 million people in the US living with limb loss in 2005. This number is projected to increase to 3.6 million by 2050. Of these patients, the incidence of phantom limb pain (PLP) is estimated to be 42.2 – 78.8% (Houghton, 1999). The phenomenon was first described by Ambroise Pare,…

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How to Get Your Clients to Really Stick to Their Diets

You’ve given your client a new diet plan. It’s based on the latest scientific research and it’s worked well for other clients. But this client, for whatever reason, just can’t seem to stick to the program. You want to help them, but you’re not sure what to do next. Part of you wants to blame it…

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Nick Cheadle on the Diet and Exercise Principles Every Trainer Should Know

You’ve heard flexible dieting works well, but you’ve also heard other trainers get fantastic results with meal planning. You know that your clients will have to eat at restaurants sometimes, but you’re not sure what to tell them. You know that it’s important for you to monitor your client’s progress, but you’re not sure what…

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The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Staying in Shape and Avoiding Burnout

Your schedule is packed from the time you wake up until you go to bed. Your client’s lives are often the same way. As a trainer, you basically live the life of an entrepreneur, even if you don’t feel that way. Sometimes, it’s hard to get in your own workouts. More often, however, you just…

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I’m a Woman and I’m Worried Lifting Weights Will Make Me Bulky

You’ve got a client who’s thinking about lifting weights. She’s excited to start, but she’s also concerned that lifting will make her add too much muscle. She doesn’t want to look like the guys she sees at her gym, but she does want to start lifting. In this podcast, personal trainer Dell Farrell explains how…

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How to Help Clients Build the Confidence to Change

Some clients never give themselves a chance. As a personal trainer, this can be maddening. You’re doing your best to give your client simple, practical advice on diet and exercise, but they never seem to change. Even small tasks seem overwhelming to them. You know they have it in them, but they just don’t seem…

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