Good morning MedXPROs!! Check out our new podcast episode as we spotlight Abby Dixson, MES of Laurel, MD. Abby attended the first MES workshop in 1994. Since then, she has built a strong practice with referrals from physical therapists and physicians. Subscribe to our podcast at www.MedicalExerciseSpecialistPodcast.com.
The Medical Exercise Training Institute is excited to invite you to our 2-Day Medical Exercise Specialist On-Site Workshop in Houston on October 21st and 22nd. With 29 years of experience in this unique field, we are the original and most comprehensive training program dedicated to “Bridging the Gap Between Healthcare and Fitness”. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should attend:
1**Practical Application:** This isn't just reading a book and taking a test. We provide hands-on training, ensuring you understand how to apply medical exercise techniques safely and effectively.
2**Experience and Reach:** The Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) has been training professionals for nearly three decades, spanning six continents.
3**Exercise is Medicine...but:** Learn how to properly apply exercise protocols and techniques for specific medical conditions, enhancing safety and functionality for your clients.
Hello Medical Exercise Specialists!! The MedXPRO Network (MXP) is back and better!! We have upgraded the MXP platform, enhanced the online community and added more content to help you grow your MET skills and business. The MedXPRO Network is the only online community specifically to assist you in building your practice.
We have a number of professional resources, an online forum, training videos and downloadable manuals you won't find anywhere else. Here's a partial list of the MedXPRO Resources.
We are offering our inaugural pricing thru September 9th for all METI MESs, PRCSs, MEPDs and MES-As. Go to www.MedXPRONetwork.com to get registered or for more details.
Elevate Your Career with the Ultimate Medical Exercise Specialist Workshop! The Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) invites you to join our exclusive Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) Onsite Workshop on October 21 & 22, 2023, hosted at Medical Fitness Pros in Katy, TX.
Why is this the workshop you can't afford to miss? It's the definitive course for "Bridging the Gap Between Health Care and Fitness," designed for professionals who are serious about making a difference. This isn't just another certification; it's the "Real MES" program.
Over two intensive days, you'll gain hands-on experience in applying exercise protocols to manage a range of medical conditions. This workshop is tailored for personal trainers, kinesiologists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, and any fitness professionals committed to elevating their practice by working with clients who have medical conditions.
Don't miss your chance to be among the select group of only 12...
Over the last 29 years teaching Medical Exercise Specialist workshops, I have noticed highly successful Medical Exercise Specialists demonstrate eight habits that guarantee their success. We will discuss each of these 8 habits and explain the impact each has on a medical exercise practice. Successful MESs are able to develop safe and effective medical exercise programs for a wide range of medical conditions, establish long-term referral relationships with medical professionals, and build strong practices. If you embrace these habits, I guarantee you too will grow a profitable and successful practice.
Medical Exercise Specialists DEFINE their scope of practice and role in a clear and concise manner in their brochures, marketing materials, and presentations. Defining your scope of practice and clearly outlining your menu of services allows you to position yourself as the medical exercise expert, rather than relying on someone, who may lack a true understanding of...
So, you probably want to know what the MES Master's Training Series is all about. Well, let's start with what is a master class? A master class is given to students of a particular discipline by an expert or experts of that discipline during which professional skills, knowledge, and strategies are developed.
The discipline is medical exercise training (MET) or you may call it medical fitness training (MFT). Our experts will be Medical Exercise Specialists or medical professionals from around the world. They will share with you their most challenging clients via a live Zoom session. Wherever you are around the world, you'll be able to participate and ask questions of the experts presenting their most challenging MET clients.
In this Masters training you'll learn the skills, knowledge and strategies necessary to manage a wide range of medical exercise training or medical fitness clients. This series will in turn increase your overall level of professionalism,...
I received this comment this morning on our Medical Exercise Specialist “Facebook” page. This is a long-time concern I have with the fitness industry since we started the MES in 1994. As the industry promotes more collaboration with medical professionals, we should also be very cognizant of the laws related to the use of terms and titles in the medical community.
This is the initial comment: “Doc, you should change the title of your Medical Exercise Specialist to Medical Exercise Therapist, instead.”
My response: "The use of the title - Medical Exercise Therapist would be inappropriate. In the majority of states here in the US, the use of “therapist” in a title is illegal without passing a state licensing exam. It is also unethical because "therapist" denotes a medical treatment being provided. The Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) nor any other fitness-based certified professional provides any aspect of medical treatment. The MES...
Hey Medical Exercise Specialist! What is the most important skill you possess as a medical exercise profession? Is it your ability to come up with creative exercise programming? Is it your understanding of dozens of different methods to strengthen the bicep, the quadricep, or the hamstring? Is it your ability to use the foam roller? Is it your understanding of anatomy? Or is it your ability to perform a thorough and effective assessment of the medical exercise training client? Which one is it?
I've taught the Medical Exercise Specialists (MES) around the world since our first MES workshop in July 1994. This is our 28th year and we are seeing a change in the medical exercise training client. This is due to the reduction in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic services. With clients receiving less rehab services, they now arrive at your medical exercise doorstep in need of more specific and challenging exercise management for their medical condition.
Hello again Medical Exercise Specialists. Don't forget about our Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Virtual Workshop coming up July 28 - 31, 2022. Learn advanced medical exercise training concepts from the comfort of your home or studio. This 4-day workshop is the most detailed and comprehensive workshop available for medical exercise/fitness professionals. We will use MET client case studies to present and apply the information in this workshop.
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. 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 than using the PAR-Q. Working with MET clients required a more detailed medical history than those seeking personal training. The medical history is the...
Medical Exercise Specialists, numerous times I have mentioned establishing competence and confidence in MET skills. Through conversations with MET instructors and experienced MESs we have identified the 7 most important skills every MedXPRO must demonstrate skill. Listen as Dr Mike outlines these 7 top skills.
The 7 Top MET Skills are:
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