Opening Your Medical Exercise Training Practice - MET 101 Tip 20


MET 101 Tip 20: Opening Your Medical Exercise Training Practice

Hello, Medical Exercise Professionals! In our latest video, Dr. Mike Jones dives into the exciting topic of establishing your own medical exercise training (MET) practice. Whether you're just starting out or looking to expand, here are some key takeaways from Tip #20 in our MET 101 series.

Explore Your Options:

  1. Solo Practitioner: Many MET professionals begin their journey as solo practitioners, often providing services from their homes or at clients' locations. This low-cost, flexible option allows you to build a solid client base and develop essential referral relationships.
  2. Home Studios: Transforming a part of your home into a dedicated MET studio can be an excellent way to manage overhead costs while providing a professional space for clients. Glenn Foley's successful home studio in Mississauga, Ontario, is a great example.
  3. Commercial Space: Leasing a commercial space offers greater flexibility and the potential...
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10 Reasons to Get the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Manual


The Medical Exercise Training Institute is happy to announce the release of the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Manual (AMES Manual), the ultimate solution for medical exercise training (MET) professionals who often find themselves as the "Lone Ranger" managing complex exercise clients with little support and few resources tailored to their needs.


The challenges of addressing the unique requirements of MET clients are significant, and without comprehensive guidelines and protocols, achieving effective, evidence-based outcomes can be daunting. The AMES Manual fills this critical gap by offering a wealth of easy-to-reference, detailed information designed to streamline your practice and enhance your professionalism. Empower yourself with proven systems and standards that ensure you are never alone in delivering exceptional MET services. Here are the “Top 10 Reasons” to purchase the AMES Manual.


  1. MET is Growing & Here to Stay
    • Join a thriving and...
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The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Manual is HERE!!



We are thrilled to announce the release of our new Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Manual. This comprehensive reference manual is an essential resource for medical exercise professionals, offering detailed guidelines, protocols, and step-by-step procedures to effectively manage clients with medical conditions through exercise.

Key Highlights of the AMES Manual:

  • Comprehensive Resource: With 1,200 pages of in-depth content, the manual provides everything you need to manage medically-based clients. It includes ME protocols, assessment guidelines, documentation forms, and sample programs.
  • Practical and Accessible: Designed as a reference manual, it offers easy access to vital information without the format of a traditional textbook.
  • Enhanced Learning: Purchase of the manual includes access to a resource library with instructional videos on various techniques like manual muscle testing and functional assessment scales.
  • Special Launch Price: For the...
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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...

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MES Study Group Starts May 14th!!


It's the 30th anniversary of the Medical Exercise Specialist (MES)! The need for medical exercise training is growing and will continue to do so for the next 20 years. You've already signed up for the MES let's finish!!


You are enrolled in our Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series but you have not finished!! I get gets in the way. You have stuff!!  You spent ALL that money and you're stuck. NO WORRIES....the MES Study Group is designed to help you get through the MEST lessons, quizzes and pass the final MES Examination.


We have a Medical Exercise Specialist Study Group (MESSG) starting Tuesday, May 14th at 9pm ET/6pm PT. We will meet via ZOOM every other Tuesday evening. And if you can't make it.....every session is recorded. 


There are 12 MES Study Group sessions, each looking at a different component of the MES Training Series. Check out the schedule...

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MET 101 Tip 18 - What Conditions Will I See as an MES?


In "MET 101 Ebook Tip 18," the discussion pivots to the expanding scope of conditions Medical Exercise Specialists are increasingly managing in their practices. This session of the video series sheds light on the evolution of medical exercise services, highlighting not only the common conditions such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, and hypertension but also more complex and less frequently encountered conditions like cancer, closed head injuries, amputations, and organ transplants. The video underscores the importance of medical exercise specialists in addressing a broad spectrum of health issues, reflecting the growing need for specialized exercise interventions in management of chronic and post-surgical conditions.

Key points from the video include:

Diverse Range of Conditions: Emphasizes the wide array of conditions that medical exercise specialists encounter, from common issues like low back pain and obesity to more exotic conditions.

Growth of Medical Exercise Services: Notes the...

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MET 101 Tip 17 - What Can a MES Bill to an Insurance Carrier?


In "MET 101 eBook Tip 17," Dr. Mike looks at the complex world of insurance billing for medical exercise training professionals, a topic that has gained significant attention over the years. Dr. Mike debunks some of the myths and lays out the realities of navigating insurance reimbursement using a MET Insurance Reimbursement criterion. This video is part of the "MET 101 eBook" series, where Dr. Mike shares his extensive experience and insights, drawing from his background of owning PT clinics, to help medical exercise professionals understand how to secure and retain insurance payments for their services.

Key points from the video include:

Evolution of Insurance Billing: Dr. Mike discusses the shift in insurance billing practices since 1994, highlighting the growing interest among medical exercise professionals in understanding how to bill insurance carriers.

The Reality of Insurance Billing: Emphasizes the critical importance of accurate billing and the potential for audits by...

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Medical Exercise Specialist....When Can You Begin Working with Surgical Clients?


In "MET 101 Ebook Tip 16," the focus shifts to the evolving landscape of medical exercise training, particularly in the context of post-surgical care. This video highlights the increasing necessity for fitness and medical exercise professionals to work closely with clients after surgery, a trend driven by changes in health insurance reimbursement policies. Dr. Mike emphasizes the critical importance of obtaining medical clearance from the operating physician before initiating any exercise program with a post-surgical client. This installment of the MET 101 series sheds light on the procedural and ethical considerations involved in transitioning clients from surgical recovery to physical therapy and eventually to medical exercise training.

Key insights from the video include:

Necessity for Medical Clearance: Before starting physical therapy or medical exercise training, obtaining clearance from the client's surgeon, family physician, or physical therapist is essential.

Timing for...

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My Client Has Pain After Our MET Session...What Should I Do?


Welcome to "MET 101 Ebook Tip 15," Dr. Mike introduces the MedXPRO Network, a platform designed for medical exercise specialists and post-rehabilitation professionals to share experiences and discuss various topics pertinent to their field. One of the focal points of this video is the appropriate response when a client experiences significant pain after a session.

Dr. Mike emphasizes the importance of direct communication with the referral source, be it a physician or a physical therapist, to ensure the client receives the most appropriate care based on their current condition. This installment of the MET 101 series underscores the critical role of clear, professional communication in managing client care and the collaborative relationship between exercise professionals and medical practitioners.


Key takeaways from the video include:

Direct Communication with Referral Sources: Essential for providing detailed accounts of exercise sessions and client responses, especially...

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Join the Medical Exercise Specialist Network!!


JOIN the Medical Exercise Specialist NETWORK!!


Join the only online community dedicated exclusively to Medical Exercise Specialists…Post Rehab Conditioning Specialists...Medical Exercise Program Directors!! The Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) Network will take you to the next level with your medical exercise training skills and practice. 

As medical exercise training (MET) continues to grow…..a good idea may be to join a community of like-minded and well-trained MEDICAL EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS. Yes, professionals....not wannabes. 


Whether you just finished the MES or PRCS, have practiced a few years, and want to build a strong and profitable MET practice, let the MES Network resources work for you instead of developing them on your own. 


Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger in your practice? Every other trainer says they do MET or post rehab but it's don't know what they are doing. Other personal trainers don’t...

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