Obtaining Medical Referrals - MET 101 eBook Tip 12


In MET101 Tip 12 Dr Mike reviews the guidelines and importance of obtaining a referral when you begin training a client with a medical condition(s). Remember, as a MedXPRO we are not licensed medical professionals, but we can easily identify red flags as outlined in the Medical Exercise Specialist and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist workshops. These red flags may save a client's life. 


Key insights from the video include:

Critical Referral Timing: Emphasizes the importance of referring clients to medical professionals within the first year of their injury, surgery, or condition for optimal recovery and management.

Red Flags for Referral: Identifies specific red flags such as radiating pain, numbness, tingling, loss of range of motion, swelling, and night pain, which necessitate caution and potentially a medical referral.

Monitoring Vital Signs: Stresses the importance of monitoring clients' temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure their safety during exercise

Cognitive Capacity Concerns: Discusses the significance of recognizing signs of diminished cognitive capacity, which could indicate conditions like dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Insurance and Referral Documentation: Highlights the necessity of obtaining a written referral from a physician, therapist, or chiropractor for clients seeking insurance reimbursement for medical exercise services, ensuring clear communication and proper documentation of the client's condition and required services.


"MET 101 Ebook Tip 12" is a resource for medical exercise professionals, offering a wealth of knowledge on the intricacies of medical referrals and the essential considerations for providing safe, effective, and personalized exercise programs. Dr. Mike's guidance underscores the importance of a collaborative approach between fitness professionals and medical practitioners to enhance client care and outcomes. Please download your free copy of the MET101 eBook at www.MET101ebook.com

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