Medical Exercise Specialists Will Dominate the Next 20 Years!!


Medical Exercise Training: Why Medical Exercise Specialists Will Dominate the Next 20 Years

Over the next two decades, the need for Medical Exercise Specialists is poised for exponential growth, driven primarily by the aging Baby Boomer generation. This demographic shift, combined with several key factors, will elevate the importance and recognition of medical exercise training in managing chronic diseases and improving overall health outcomes. Here are seven principal reasons why medical exercise training will see significant growth in the coming years:

  1. Recognition from the Medical Community

As the benefits of exercise in managing chronic diseases become more evident, the medical community increasingly recognizes the importance of integrating exercise into management plans. Physicians are beginning to see medical exercise training as a critical component of comprehensive care for individuals with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis. This growing...

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MET 101 eBook Tip 24: Physical Therapistā€¦.Develop an Aftercare Program in Your Practice


As medical exercise professionals, developing and maintaining strong relationships with medical providers is essential for building a successful practice. In the latest tip from the Medical Exercise Training 101 eBook series, Dr. Mike underscores the importance of integrating structured, protocol-based aftercare programs in physical therapy clinics, chiropractic offices, and other rehab settings.

Key Highlights:

  1. Understanding the Need for Aftercare Programs Insurance carriers are increasingly reducing reimbursements for physical therapy services, leading to patients being discharged without adequate follow-up care. To bridge this gap, Dr. Mike advocates for the establishment of aftercare programs. These programs provide structured exercise protocols for patients whose insurance benefits have been exhausted but who still require supervised exercise to manage their conditions.
  2. Developing Protocol-Based Programs Dr. Mike emphasizes that aftercare programs must be protocol-based to...
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Mastering Communication Strategies for Medical Exercise Success


"Enhancing Healthcare Collaboration: "Mastering Communication Strategies for Medical Exercise Success" - Post 2


The Role of Communication in Building Medical Relationships

Effective communication is the cornerstone of developing strong relationships with healthcare providers. For medical exercise professionals, maintaining regular and clear communication with medical professionals is essential for collaboration and client care.

Regular Progress Reports

Submitting regular progress reports is a key strategy. These reports keep healthcare providers updated on the progress of their patients who are also your clients. Detailed, accurate reports highlight the benefits of the exercise programs you design, reinforcing the value of your expertise.

Personal Introductions

When submitting reports, consider introducing yourself personally. A phone call or a brief meeting can help build rapport. Healthcare providers are more likely to trust and refer clients to professionals they know and...

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Embracing Home-Based MET: MET 101 Tip 23


Embracing Home-Based MET: MET 101 Tip 23

Tip 23 from the Medical Exercise Training (MET) 101 eBook series focuses on the growing demand for home-based medical exercise services. As the population ages, more seniors are seeking personalized exercise training to maintain and improve their mobility. This shift is driven by the increasing number of seniors exhausting their physical therapy benefits and needing continuous exercise support.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Rising Demand: The need for home-based MET services is expanding, with many seniors and limited mobility clients benefiting from this approach.
  2. Necessary Equipment: Providing effective home-based services requires minimal yet essential equipment such as a Swiss ball, exercise mat, rubber tubing, step, gait belt, and dumbbells.
  3. Importance of Hypertension Monitoring: Professionals must check clients' blood pressure before each session to ensure safety, especially for those with hypertension.
  4. Market Opportunities: ...
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"Bridging the Gap: How Medical Exercise Professionals Can Forge Profitable Partnerships with Healthcare Providers"


Medical Relations Post 1

Understanding the Value of Collaboration

Developing relationships with healthcare providers can initially seem challenging for medical exercise professionals. However, these connections are vital for offering comprehensive care to clients with medical conditions. Healthcare providers, with their expertise in anatomy and pathology, complement the skills of exercise professionals who design safe and effective exercise programs.

Start with Existing Connections

Begin by leveraging the healthcare providers of your current clients. When clients experience visible progress through your exercise programs, use this as a conversation starter. Sharing these progress reports not only educates healthcare providers about the benefits of exercise but also positions you as an invaluable resource in post-treatment care.

Effective Communication is Key

Regular communication through progress reports is essential. These reports help maintain a connection and keep healthcare...

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Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Study Group is HERE!!


In the evolving landscape of fitness and healthcare, the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Study Group, elevates your skills and knowledge to a higher level. This program, the evolution of the Medical Exercise Specialist Workshop and Certification initiated in 1994, aims to bridge the gap between medical rehabilitation and fitness training.

The Evolution of Medical Exercise

Originally, the Medical Exercise Specialist program focused on transitioning clients from physical therapy into fitness settings, enhancing their functional levels. However, changes in the healthcare system, including further insurance cutbacks and the COVID-19 pandemic, have increased the complexity of clients that fitness professionals encounter. These changes have necessitated an advanced approach to medical exercise training.

The AMES Study Group: A Comprehensive Training Series

The AMES Study Group is an extension of the AMES Training Series and AMES Workshop by offering a deeper dive into the...

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Medical Exercise Training Specialization - MET 101 eBook Tip 22


Summary of MET 101 eBook Tip 22

MET 101 Tip 22 from the Medical Exercise Training 101 ebook series emphasizes the importance of specialization within medical exercise training, explaining having specialized knowledge in certain areas does not limit a professional's ability to see clients with other conditions. Instead, it enhances overall expertise. Dr. Mike outlines several areas for potential specialization, including cancer, joint replacements, and neurological conditions. He highlights the importance of collaboration with medical professionals. He stresses the need for medical exercise professionals to be proactive in managing and recommending exercise programs tailored to clients' medical conditions. He also encourages continuous learning and sharing of knowledge and outcomes within the professional community.

Bullet Points:

  • Specialization in Medical Exercise Training:
    • Specialization is beneficial and does not restrict seeing clients with other conditions.
    • Enhances skills...
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MET 101 Tip 21: "Transform Your MET Practice: Essential Programs for Success"


This video provides valuable insights into building a successful Medical Exercise (ME) practice, focusing on the types of programs to offer. This is Tip #21 from the MET 101 eBook, which aims to assist medical exercise professionals, fitness professionals, physical therapists, and chiropractors in enhancing their practices.

Dr. Jones highlights several essential programs for a Medical Exercise Training (MET) practice:

  • Dynamic Back School: Includes proper lifting mechanics, anatomy and pathology discussions, and supervised exercises for lumbar flexibility, stability, and strengthening.
  • Hypertension and Diabetes Program: Combines group training with lifestyle education to help clients manage their conditions effectively.

Additionally, Dr. Jones recommends several other programs to expand an ME practice:

  • Women's Fitness 101: Targets postnatal care and upper extremity strength, providing necessary support for new mothers.
  • Total Joint Replacement and Arthritis Training: Prepares...
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Launching a Career in Medical Exercise: A Guide for Aspiring Specialists


Starting a career as a Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) involves more than just completing your certification. It’s about strategically building a foundation that not only establishes you as a professional, but also sets the stage for opening your own medical exercise facility. Here's how you can begin this exciting journey:

1. Gain Experience and Build Expertise

Diverse work environments such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, and wellness centers provide invaluable experiences that help you understand the various applications of medical exercise. Specializing in areas as orthopedics, neurology, or cardiovascular rehabilitation can also make you indispensable to specific conditions and referring physicians.

2. Strengthen Education and Credentials

Continuous learning is key. Stay abreast of the latest research and trends by attending workshops, seminars, and obtaining advanced certifications. These could include specializations in nutrition, older adult fitness, or...

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10 Essentials Skills Every Medical Exercise Professional Should Master

Uncategorized Jun 17, 2024

As a Medical Exercise Specialist, mastering a diverse skill set is essential to providing the highest quality service and achieving the best outcomes for your clients. These ten essential skills are the foundation of a successful career in medical exercise training:


  1. Client Assessment and Screening

The cornerstone of effective medical exercise training is a thorough client assessment and screening process. This includes understanding the client's medical history, current physical condition, and specific functional deficits. Being proficient in various assessment tools and techniques ensures you can develop safe and effective exercise programs tailored to each client's unique situation.


  1. Exercise Program Design

Creating personalized exercise programs requires a deep understanding of anatomy, pathology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology. Medical exercise professionals must design programs that address the specific medical conditions of their clients...

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