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 and knowledge across the spectrum of clients.
    • Encourages development of 2-3 specialty areas.
  • Areas of MET Specialization (post-physical therapy):
    • Cancer
    • Total joint replacements (post-operative care)
    • Post-operative shoulder and spine
    • Post-operative knee (total knee, ACL reconstruction, meniscal tear)
    • Neurology (Parkinson’s, MS, stroke)
    • Osteoporosis
    • OB/GYN
    • Athletic injury /Transition back to field
    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Aquatic exercise
  • Importance of Specialization:
    • Increases understanding of the human body.
    • Helps in referring clients to appropriate specialists when necessary.
    • Enhances the ability to manage clients' exercise programs effectively.
  • Collaboration and Proactivity:
    • Collaboration with medical professionals is crucial.
    • Be proactive in making exercise recommendations.
    • Share information and outcomes with other medical exercise professionals.
    • Attend the MedX Pro Summit and participate in the MES Network for continuous learning.
  • Encouragement to Share Knowledge:
    • Sharing both successes and failures with the professional community.
    • Case conferencing as a method to solve complex client issues collectively.
    • Participation in the MES Masters training program.
  • Call to Action:

This video provides valuable insights into the benefits of specialization and the collaborative nature of medical exercise training, aimed at enhancing the quality of care for clients with various medical conditions. Make sure to download your free copy at

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