The MET Assessment Series continues September 4th @ 10am ET with the cervical spine. Learn to perform a medical exercise assessment on the Cspine using ROM, muscle testing and some special testing procedures. This workshop is not designed to diagnose nor treat any condition. You will learn to thoroughly assess the MET client to determine if he or she is appropriate for MET and develop an effective exercise program. Go to www.METAssessmentSeries.com for registration and details.
In this episode of the Medical Exercise Specialist Podcast Dr Mike and Darwin discuss three issues important to MedXPROs: licensure, certification and accreditation. Dr Mike compares and contrasts the three and their impact on medical exercise training.
The Medical Exercise Training Assessment Series continues August 28th @ 10am ET with the Elbow/Wrist. Learn to perform a medical exercise assessment on the shoulder using goniometry, muscle testing and some special testing procedures. This workshop is not designed to diagnose nor treat any condition. You will learn to thoroughly assess the medical exercise training client to determine if he or she is appropriate for MET and develop an effective exercise program. Go to www.METAssessmentSeries.com for registration and details.
Medical Exercise vs. Physical Therapy
Medical Exercise is the use of exercise to help individuals manage medical conditions after they have completed physical therapy or other rehabilitation programs. The physical therapist treats the patient’s functional limitations resulting from a disease, injury, or surgery. They use various treatment modalities, including manual therapy, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound in treating the patient.
The Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) does not diagnose or treat the individual. The MES uses strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular exercise to help the client address functional deficits that remain after the client has completed rehabilitation. The goal of Medical Exercise is to achieve positive functional outcomes while helping the client improve their long-term health, function, and wellbeing.
Medical Exercise vs. Personal Training
Personal Training provides clients with supervised exercise...
The MET Assessment Skills Series begins August 21st @ 10am with the shoulder. This session will go deep into the assessment of the shoulder. We will review goniometric testing, manual muscle testing, and some special testing procedures at the shoulder. Each participant will receive a personalized MET shoulder assessment form as well as the shoulder assessment/exercise grid. Go to www.METAssessmentSeries.com to register.
Hey Medical Exercise Specialist! What is the most important skill you possess as a medical exercise profession? Is it your ability to come up with creative exercise programming? Is it your understanding of dozens of different methods to strengthen the bicep, the quadricep, or the hamstring? Is it your ability to use the foam roller? Is it your understanding of anatomy? Or is it your ability to perform a thorough and effective assessment of the medical exercise training client? Which one is it?
I've taught the Medical Exercise Specialists (MES) around the world since our first MES workshop in July 1994. This is our 28th year and we are seeing a change in the medical exercise training client. This is due to the reduction in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic services. With clients receiving less rehab services, they now arrive at your medical exercise doorstep in need of more specific and challenging exercise management for their medical condition.
Let's continue outlining our Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Virtual Workshop. We will use case studies to teach and apply the advanced MET skills and techniques taught in this course. We will start with Mrs. Jacobs' case study:
The AMES will give you the ability to identify and use:
These components are used to determine if the client is appropriate for exercise (should be referred back to physical or occupational therapy or a physician) as well as the basis for a safe and effective MET program. These MET skills are just a few of the more than 52 reviewed in the AMES Virtual workshop. These skills will help you make the transition from personal trainer to Medical Exercise Specialist. Go to www.AMESVirtualWorkshop.com to register. Register now.....only a couple seats are left!
Hello again Medical Exercise Specialists. Don't forget about our Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Virtual Workshop coming up July 28 - 31, 2022. Learn advanced medical exercise training concepts from the comfort of your home or studio. This 4-day workshop is the most detailed and comprehensive workshop available for medical exercise/fitness professionals. We will use MET client case studies to present and apply the information in this workshop.
Our AMES first case study looks at Mrs. Jacobs. A client referred following a left total hip replacement along with congestive heart failure, hypertension and patello-femoral syndrome. The first workshop session will review how to take a thorough medical history as a MES. Here's our first case study:
We will teach you how to take a detailed medical history rather than using the PAR-Q. Working with MET clients required a more detailed medical history than those seeking personal training. The medical history is the...
Medical Exercise Specialists, numerous times I have mentioned establishing competence and confidence in MET skills. Through conversations with MET instructors and experienced MESs we have identified the 7 most important skills every MedXPRO must demonstrate skill. Listen as Dr Mike outlines these 7 top skills.
The 7 Top MET Skills are:
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