In "MET101 - Tip 5," Dr. Mike delves into the nuances of medical exercise training (MET), distinguishing it from physical therapy. This video is a crucial resource for professionals in the medical exercise field, offering clarity on the role and scope of medical exercise training.
Medical Exercise vs. Physical Therapy: Dr. Mike emphasizes that medical exercise training is not medical care, and it is distinct from and should not be confused with physical therapy. MET focuses on managing the residual functional deficits associated with chronic conditions and does not involve medical treatment or terms like "patient" or "therapy."
Understanding the Stages of Care: Physical therapy is crucial in the acute, subacute, and chronic stages to reduce inflammation and restore function. In contrast, medical exercise training is more focused primarily on managing chronic conditions, due to the reduction in licensed therapy services due to...
“Exploring the risks posed by the Medical Exercise Training (MET) myth and emphasizing the urgent need for the fitness industry to transition from personal training to a specialized medical exercise approach, aligning with evolving healthcare perspectives.”
There seems to be a misconception moving through the fitness industry that “simply exercise”, without an understanding of the detailed effects of exercise and its application, is not needed when developing an exercise program for a client with a medical condition. This misconception I’ve termed the “Medical Exercise Training Myth” or “MET–Myth”. The phrase emphasizes the urgent need for the fitness industry to transition from personal training to a specialized medical exercise approach, aligning with evolving healthcare perspectives.
The MET-Myth represents a prevalent misconception within the fitness industry, particularly among fitness professionals...
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Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series (AMEST)
The moment you've been waiting for has arrived! Unlock the benefits of the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series (AMEST) and register today for a transformative journey in the dynamic field of medical exercise.
In an ever-evolving healthcare landscape, the demand for highly educated medical exercise specialists has never been greater. Our AMEST series is designed to equip you with advanced skills and critical thinking abilities for managing MET clients with complex medical conditions.
AMEST Training Series Offers:
• Mastery of Advanced MET Assessment Skills
• Strategic Medical Exercise Practical Application
• Enhanced Practice Revenue and Referral Network Development
• Expert MET Client Management Protocols
• Comprehensive Education in ALL Aspects of Medical Exercise
3 AMEST Primary Learning Components:
1. AMES Client Management...
Navigating the World of Medical Exercise Training: MET 101 - Tip 4
In the fourth tip of the MET 101 series, fitness professionals are guided through the diverse landscape of client types they may encounter in their practice, emphasizing the critical role of comprehensive assessments and the importance of experience in medical settings.
Key Insights from MET 101 - Tip 4:
Elevate your medical exercise practice with the implementation of 10 essential practice management systems. These systems are designed to ensure a smooth, efficient, and effective outcome-oriented enterprise.
In the third installment of the MET 101 ebook series, Dr. Mike brings to light an essential aspect of Medical Exercise Training (MET) - its focus on function. This video is a crucial watch for professionals in the medical exercise field, offering deep insights into the evolving landscape of healthcare and the role of MET in enhancing functional recovery.
Addressing Residual Functional Deficits: With insurance carriers reducing the number of physical therapy sessions, many clients are discharged before reaching optimal functional levels. MET steps in to manage these residual functional deficits.
The Function Wheel: Dr. Mike introduces the 'function wheel,' which encompasses nine key components of function, including range of motion, flexibility, strength, coordination, power, joint stability, endurance, proprioception, balance, and cognitive capabilities.
Impact of MET on Various Conditions: The video highlights how exercise can...
In the second tip of the Medical Exercise Training 101 e-book series, Dr. Mike, a physical therapist with over 30 years of experience, addresses a crucial aspect of Medical Exercise Training (MET) – its understanding and utilization by physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors.
Key Insights from MET 101 Tip 2:
Discover the Essence of Medical Exercise Training with MET 101 Ebook - Tip 1
In the first tip of the MET 101 Ebook series, Dr. Mike delves into the core concept of Medical Exercise Training (MET). This insightful video is a must-watch for professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of MET and its distinct role in the health and fitness industry.
Key Takeaways from MET 101 Tip 1:
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