MET 101 eBook Tip 19 - Embracing the Scope and Efficacy of MET


Embracing the Scope and Efficacy of Medical Exercise Training

In the latest installment of our Medical Exercise Training (MET) 101 eBook series, "MET 101 Tip 19” provides a summary of the number of MET sessions per week for a few of the most common medical conditions. The video not only underscores the importance of MET but also emphasizes its strategic role in achieving optimal functional levels in clients.

Understanding the MET Framework

Medical Exercise Training is a specialized exercise service designed not as a perpetual intervention but as a temporary measure to enhance a client's functional capacity. The ultimate goal is transitioning clients back to personal or group exercise routines under professional supervision, once they have achieved their optimal level of function.

Guidelines for Session Frequency

 Arthritic Clients: The journey begins with 1-2 sessions per week, focusing on enhancing strength and flexibility, with adjustments made in increased frequency as improvements are noted.
 Lumbar Support: Clients typically require 2x/weekly sessions initially, concentrating on spinal stability and overall strength, transitioning to more frequent sessions as the client progresses.
 Joint Replacement Clients: A regimen of two weekly sessions for 4-12 weeks focuses on core strength, balance, and endurance training.
 Management of Chronic Conditions: For clients with hypertension, diabetes, or obesity, the recommendation is three sessions per week that include cardiovascular training and vital sign monitoring to ensure health stability.

The Critical Role of Medical Exercise Professionals

Medical exercise professionals bridge the gap between physical exercise and medical oversight. They monitor crucial health parameters and adjust exercise programs accordingly. This vigilant oversight can prevent serious health issues and ensures that exercise interventions are both safe and effective.

MET Philosophy and Economic Impact

MET is not just about physical fitness; it's about integrating exercise into the broader healthcare continuum. This integration helps manage and possibly reduce healthcare costs by transitioning clients through various stages of function efficiently—much like moving patients from intensive care to less intensive, home-based care settings.


"MET 101 Tip 19" is a strategic guide for medical exercise professionals looking to refine their practice and enhance client outcomes. It highlights the importance of a structured approach to exercise in medical settings, promoting a higher quality of life for clients and a more collaborative healthcare environment. Get your copy of MET 101 eBook at 

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