The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Workshop is Coming!!

 

Elevate Your Career with the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Workshop

Join us for an immersive 2.5-day workshop designed exclusively for experienced medical exercise/fitness professionals eager to elevate their expertise. The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Workshop is your gateway to mastering the art of managing chronic medical conditions through precise exercise programs. The AMES Workshop is the hands-on segment that compliments the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series

 

Why AMES Workshop?

As the demand for medical exercise training surges, the need for highly skilled professionals is more critical than ever. The AMES workshop is meticulously crafted to advance your capabilities, offering deep insights and hands-on experience in assessing and applying exercise techniques tailored to chronic conditions. This workshop sets the stage for you to become a leader in the medical exercise field, ready to meet the challenges of...

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Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series Early Bird Ends Soon!

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...

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Medical Exercise Case Study....Can You Manage This Client?

 

Case Study Friday

Medical exercise training is managing medical conditions using ONLY exercise. It's not just giving a client with a medical condition(s) an exercise program. As a medical exercise and medical fitness professional are you simply giving the client exercise or are you developing, managing, assessing, and progressing the client based on your assessment? Medical exercise training management is about the client intake, assessment, forms, exercise program, progression, reassessment, documentation, and communication. 

 

Our case study client is Mrs. Jacobs. She is 79 y.o. and underwent a left hip replacement via anterior approach 4 months ago. She can use a walker independently and climb stairs independently. She has a history of knee arthroscopy, hypertension, high cholesterol, and congestive heart failure. She becomes SOB after 20 minutes of standing due to fatigue. She has follow-up appointments with an orthopedist in 10 days and her cardiologist at the...

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Medical Exercise Training....Our Next Steps

 

What are the next steps for our new profession - Medical Exercise Training? Medical Exercise Training is growing rapidly, receiving greater recognition and moving closer to insurance reimbursement. With this growth and acceptance, we must step back and think carefully about our "Next Steps" to avoid the pitfalls made by some medical professionals. In this session, Dr. Mike discussed some of these next steps and concerns for the future of MET.

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AMES Residency 2023 is Starting Soon!!

 

The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Residency 2023 starts April 20th. This is a one-year deep dive into all aspects of medical exercise training (MET). The AMES uses 3 learning components to provide you with the mastery and expertise to establish credibility with medical professionals and your clients.

 

The learning components include 1) AMES Client Management Sessions; 2) Professional Resources and 3) our 4-day onsite workshops. We will review each of these components in later blog posts. To learn more and register for the AMES Residency 2023 go to www.AdvancedMedicalExerciseSpecialist.com. Early bird registration rates are available thru April 1st. 

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Congratulations to the 2022 AMES Residency Graduates

CONGRATULATIONS to our Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Residency 2022 graduates. This is our second class of graduates. The AMES residency is a year-long intensive deep dive into managing medical conditions using exercise. This AMES class started in March 2022 and concluded in January 2023. Each resident completed the 26 AMES Client Management Sessions, the 4-day AMES hands-on workshop as well as the presentation of a detailed MET client case study to their peers.

 

The 2022 AMES graduating class includes:
Adrian Fournier, MES-A - Toronto, ON
Jason Generose, MES-A - Pasadena, CA
Justin Hibbert, MES-A - Houston, TX
Wendy Larkin, MES-A - San Francisco, CA
Sheryl Oeferting, MES-A - Middletown Township, NJ
Alana Rushenberg, MES-A - Tulsa, OK
Kathleen Stone, MES-A - Hopkinton, MA

I would like to congratulate and thank each of our AMES residents for their commitment to the residency and their dedication to our new profession – “Medical Exercise...

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Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Virtual Workshop - Day 2

The Advanced MES Virtual workshop starts in 4 days - October 20 - 23, 2022. Day 2 of the AMES will go deep into a number of areas. These areas require a much greater understanding for a medical exercise professional than a personal trainer.

 



Histology or the science of tissue healing and maintenance is now am important component for all medical exercise professionals. Also, a new and growing area for MedXPROs is neurology. Managing post rehab stroke, MS and Parkinson's clients, to name a few conditions, will continue to grow over the next 20 years.
 
Arthrokinematics, the science of joint movement is a must to understand for all MedXPROs working with total joint replacements and arthritis. And finally, "if you can train it....you must document it and communicate what you did". Documentation/communication are the future of medical exercise training.
 
Histology, neurology, arthrokinematics, documentation and communication are next level MET skills and knowledge needed...

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Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Virtual Workshop - Day 1

The Advanced MES Virtual workshop starts in a few days - October 20 - 23, 2022. The first day of the AMES will go deep into a number of areas. These areas require a much greater understanding for a medical exercise professional than a personal trainer.


As a medical exercise professional taking a medical history is not as simple as having the client complete a PARQ. Taking and understanding vital signs is a must to determine if the client is appropriate for exercise that day and possibly beyond. FOMs or functional outcome measures are essential in determining if the client is progressing and are understood by both medical and fitness professionals as indicators of client progress. Both manual muscle testing and goniometry are both necessary to communicate to medical professionals the status and progress of the client. These are all skills and knowledge every medical exercise professional must possess to build a strong practice.
 

None of this is designed to take the place of...

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Advanced Medical Exercise Training Case Studies

 
We will use case studies in the AMES workshop to present advanced techniques and concepts. 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 (PFS). 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 using just the PAR-Q. The AMES workshop will give you the ability to identify and use:
 
1. Red Flags
2. Vital Signs
3. Functional Outcome Measures
4. Muscle Testing
5. Goniometry
6. Balance and Gait
 
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...
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MET 101 eBook - Tip 1

 

Medical Exercise Training is the development of safe, effective, structured, protocol based exercise programming for clients with medical conditions. MET uses strength training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aquatic training, balance training, functional conditioning, lifestyle education and MET assessments to manage clients. MET does not provide any aspect of medical treatment or diagnostic services; nor should it be used to replace the services provided by a licensed medical professional (i.e. physical therapists, massage therapists, dieticians, athletic trainers, chiropractors, nurses and/or physicians). MET is based on the utilization of functional outcome measures (FOMs) to determine the effectiveness of the exercise program. The FOMs include:

 FOMs are universally understood by both the medical community and fitness industry and are easily used to determine the improvement in the client's overall level of function. The use of FOMs by medical exercise...

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