What happens if someone is injured in my class?
Step One: Check in with the injured client to measure the seriousness of the injury
Do they need a modification? Able to finish class?
Do they need additional attention? Do you need to call for emergency professionals?
If able to finish class with a modification, keep a close eye on injured client and continue to check in with them
If additional attention is needed, please utilize your resources around you to get help, calling 911 if needed
At this time, make a judgement call if you need to pause class to ensure client is safely escorted to professional help in our waiting areas.
Fill out the Incident Report Form online HERE
Please notify staff HERE so we may appropriate follow up with the client after
Tips on knowing where to send clients with injuries
If a client expresses concern of injury in your class, there are a few options we have to recommend for each client. It is not our responsibility nor can we diagnose a client or prescribe a form of treatment. We can recommend a few options for clients to seek professional treatment for an injury sustained either in or out of our studios.
Here are a few options to recommend:
In all cases, verbally tell clients we highly recommend seeking professional support from their doctor prior to any additional activity
If a client is seeking your recommendation for any of the following, you may recommend your personal preference for each:
Issues with joint pain - seek a doctor immediately
Issues with mobility, tight hamstrings, shoulder soreness in rotations, etc - seek a licensed or certified mobility specialist or sports recovery doctor
Issues with hips, unable to squat properly - seek a doctor immediately
Issues with lower back pain, sharp shooting pains during exercise - seek a licensed or certified sports recovery doctor or therapist
Soreness or tightness of muscles, especially during workouts - seek certified mobility specialist or a deep stretch yoga or mobility class