6-Point Medical Exercise Management System


The "6-Point Medical Exercise Training Management System" webinar reviews a system for medical exercise and fitness professionals (MedXPROs) to manage clients with medical conditions through exercise effectively. It introduces a standardized approach beyond the traditional fitness regime, which often lacks specificity and fails to achieve positive functional outcomes for clients. The document emphasizes the importance of starting with a diagnosis from the client’s physician, understanding the anatomy and pathology of the condition, and identifying contraindicated and indicated activities. This ensures the design of a medical exercise program (MET) that is both safe and effective, focusing on improving the client's condition without exacerbating it.


In this webinar, Dr. Mike discusses establishing specific goals and using a protocol-based approach to manage clients systematically. This process includes assessing key regions affected by the client's condition, setting...

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Medical Exercise Training Documents......8 You Must Have!!


In our latest Medical Exercise Specialist podcast, we delve into the critical role of Medical Exercise Training (MET) forms in transforming client management and operational efficiency within your practice. These forms are not just paperwork; they are essential tools that bridge the gap between healthcare and fitness, ensuring that every client receives personalized and effective care. There are 8 essential forms every medical exercise professional must have:

  • Client Intake/Demographic Form
  • Medical History Form
  • Release of Information Form
  • Release of Liability Form
  • MET Progress Report
  • MET Referral/Medical Clearance Form
  • Training Agreement/Contract

These 8 forms are the minimum necessary to effectively document and communicate your training session outcomes with medical professionals as well as your record. Incorporating customized MET forms into your practice is more than an upgrade; it's a transformation towards more effective client management and enhanced professional...

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Webinar Friday is Coming - 6-Point MET Management System

Exciting Opportunity for Medical Exercise Professionals!
As the landscape of Medical Exercise Training (MET) evolves, the complexity of managing MET clients has significantly increased since the inception of the Medical Exercise Specialist certification in 1994. Today’s MET clients require a more sophisticated and standardized approach to ensure effective and safe outcomes.
Introducing the METI 6-Point Medical Exercise Training Management Program  

This groundbreaking 6-point system is designed to streamline the process of managing clients with various medical conditions, focusing on the most critical factors in their exercise regimen. Whether you’re new to MET or looking to enhance your skills, this program is your key to unlocking a higher level of client management proficiency.
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When: Friday, March 8th, at 1:00 PM Central Time 
Duration: 35-45 minutes of invaluable insights

This exclusive webinar will unveil...

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7 Steps to Start Your Medical Exercise Training Practice


This is the first of our FREE METI Webinar Series. This first webinar looks at "7 Steps to Building a MET Practice in Any Setting" led by Dr. Mike. This session goes in-depth into how to begin the process of starting a MET practice in any setting. 

Key Webinar Highlights: 

  • Introduction to MET: Learn about Medical Exercise Training, a pioneering approach that fills the gap between healthcare and fitness, focusing on safe, effective exercise programs for individuals with medical conditions. 
  • 7 Steps to Success: Dr. Mike will outline the "7 Steps to Starting Your MET Practice in Any Setting," derived from over 30 years of experience. Key steps include identifying medical referral sources, acquiring specialized training, and developing marketing strategies. 
  • Referral Relationships: Strategies to connect with medical professionals for referrals. 
  • Training and Certification: Insights on acquiring the necessary MET training...
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Obtaining Medical Referrals - MET 101 eBook Tip 12


In MET101 Tip 12 Dr Mike reviews the guidelines and importance of obtaining a referral when you begin training a client with a medical condition(s). Remember, as a MedXPRO we are not licensed medical professionals, but we can easily identify red flags as outlined in the Medical Exercise Specialist and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist workshops. These red flags may save a client's life. 


Key insights from the video include:

Critical Referral Timing: Emphasizes the importance of referring clients to medical professionals within the first year of their injury, surgery, or condition for optimal recovery and management.

Red Flags for Referral: Identifies specific red flags such as radiating pain, numbness, tingling, loss of range of motion, swelling, and night pain, which necessitate caution and potentially a medical referral.

Monitoring Vital Signs: Stresses the importance of monitoring clients' temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure, especially in the context of the...

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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 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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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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