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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The Opera and Medical Exercise Training - Tip 11

 

In this MET 101 eBook Tip 11, Dr Mike uses opera to explain the complexity and depth of knowledge required in the medical exercise field.  

 

5 Key Highlights from MET 101 Tip 11: 

 

Introduction to Complex Medical Concepts: Dr. Mike emphasizes the importance of understanding medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and pathology to navigate the healthcare field effectively. 

Scope of Practice for Medical Exercise Professionals: The video outlines the wide range of services that can be offered within the scope of practice, stressing the importance of not infringing on other professionals' scopes. 

Comprehensive Client Assessment: It highlights the need for a thorough assessment coupled with cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength training, along with functional conditioning and balance training, to aid clients in returning to their daily activities after therapy services have concluded. 

Lifestyle Education and Small Group...

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Corrective Exercise vs. Medical Exercise Training: MET 101 Tip 10

 

"MET 101 Ebook Tip 10," delves into the critical distinctions between medical exercise training and corrective exercise, highlighting the importance of each in the fitness industry. This video serves as an insightful guide, particularly focusing on the tenth tip or concept from the eBook on medical exercise training. This tip emphasizes the necessity of using exercise as a sole modality for managing medical conditions and the crucial role of collaboration with medical professionals.

Key points from the video include:

Corrective Exercise vs. Medical Exercise Training: Corrective exercise focuses on managing postural and muscular imbalances, while medical exercise training is designed for clients with medical conditions, utilizing exercise as the primary modality to restore function.

Importance of Medical Collaboration: For clients with a medical history, it's vital to work in conjunction with doctors, therapists, or chiropractors to ensure the exercise program addresses the...

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Medical Exercise Specialists...Happy Birthday!!

Happy 30th Birthday to ALL Medical Exercise Specialists around the world!! Thank you for all the great work you have done to help clients improve their level of function, develop relationships with medical professionals, and build strong practices. You have set the standard for medical exercise/post-rehab services worldwide.

 

Jeffrey Wright, DPT, ATC, and I started the Medical Exercise Specialist concept in Washington, DC in February 1994. We saw the need for a responsible and effective transition of their patients from outpatient physical therapy into an exercise setting. The drastic cuts in healthcare reimbursement for physical therapy beginning in the early 1990's prompted a need for this transition. Jeff and I wrote the Medical Exercise Specialist program outline and curriculum over several weeks and presented the first Medical Exercise Specialist workshop and certification in July 1994 in Silver Spring, MD. That original course had 14...

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Medical Exercise Training Includes Connective Tissue - MET 101 Tip 8

 

This is "MET 101 Ebook Tip 8," Dr. Mike delves into the critical role of strength training within the broader context of medical exercise training (MET). This post highlights the key points discussed in the video, offering valuable insights for both fitness professionals and individuals interested in enhancing their wellness through exercise.

Key Points from MET 101 Tip 8:

Integration of Strength Training: Dr. Mike emphasizes that strength training, while vital, is just one component of MET. It should be integrated with other functional components like proprioception, power, stability, and endurance for a holistic approach.

Clinical Anatomy and Pathology: The understanding clinical anatomy and pathology in developing conditioning programs for clients with medical conditions IS CRITICAL. Dr. Mike outlines the three levels of anatomy, stressing the application of pathology to basic gross anatomy.

Personal Anecdotes: The video includes personal stories, such as Dr. Mike's friendship...

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"Shaping the Future of Fitness: Key Strategies for Medical Exercise Professionals in Healthcare Collaboration"

 

"MET 101 Ebook Tip 7," reviews the critical aspects of medical exercise training (MET) and the dynamics between Medical Exercise Specialists and healthcare professionals. The video emphasizes the importance of clear communication, understanding roles, and maintaining professional boundaries in medical settings.

Key Points from the Video:

  1. Establishing Professional Relationships: The video underscores the necessity for medical exercise specialists to establish and maintain clear relationships with doctors, therapists, or chiropractors. It highlights the importance of transparent communication and understanding each professional's role in providing services.
  2. Clarifying Roles and Credentials: Medical exercise professionals must articulate and explain their roles, credentials, and backgrounds to clients and patients, especially when operating in a medical setting. This clarity helps prevent misunderstandings and ensures that services are not mistakenly billed to insurance carriers...
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Explaining Medical Exercise Training to Your Client

 

Hey Medical Exercise Professionals and Personal Trainers!

This video titled "MET 101 Ebook Tip 6", part of the renowned Medical Exercise Training 101 ebook series, offers valuable insights for professionals in the medical exercise field. It focuses on the nuances of building a successful medical exercise training practice, emphasizing the importance of clear communication, and understanding in the realm of medical exercise. The video addresses common misconceptions and provides practical advice for professionals navigating the intersection of exercise and medical care. Here's why every medical exercise professional needs to watch this:

  1. Mastering Client Management: Learn the art of managing clients and forging strong connections with medical professionals. This video is your guide to building a robust medical exercise practice.
  2. Demystifying the Field: Say goodbye to the confusion between medical exercise trainers and physical therapists. This video clears the air, setting the...
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Defining the Scope of Medical Exercise Training: MET 101 - Tip 5

 

Key Insights from MET101 - Tip 5: 

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...

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Unveiling the MET-Myth: Elevating Medical Exercise Training in Healthcare

 

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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HAPPY 2024!!

Happy 2024!!

Best wishes to you and yours for 2024!! 2024 will have great opportunities for medical exercise professionals. Make sure you have the necessary education to produce outcomes for your clients. Check out our MET CEC courses at METI CEC Courses and use the coupon HAPPY2024 to take 50% off the registration for any METI CEC course. Special rate available until January 3rd. 

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