Choosing the most appropriate exercises for your client can be a challenge, even for the most skilled exercise and rehab professionals.

Not only are you assessing the array of exercises to use for a client (see part 1 of our three-part series), new technologies arriving every day plus the unique physical condition of your client must always be taken into account too.

In part two of our three-part series about the seven steps of the CHEK strategy that pinpoint the best exercises, you’ll learn how C.H.E.K practitioners help their clients achieve results faster and more safely by starting with the most complex challenges, then combining several tasks into one exercise.

To show you how useful these principles are, for this series, I’m using a short, fictitious case history describing Sally, a 35-year-old surgical nurse and a mother of three young children, to demonstrate how they work. During your initial session, Sally tells you that she wants to reduce body fat and alleviate the chronic back pain that has persisted since the birth of her third child.

Principle 3: Always Begin with the Most Complex Exerc