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THE ADVANCED MEDICAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST (AMES) RESIDENCY

The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Residency is for the medical exercise or post rehab professional with at least 3 years’ experience working with clients with chronic medical conditions.

The AMES will take your medical exercise skills and practice management ability to the next level, this allows you to communicate better with medical professionals, market to and reach more clients, produce faster and better outcomes with your clients as well as grow your practice income and profits.

The AMES is your next step in developing competence and confidence to train medical conditions and work with healthcare professionals!!

The 2020’s and 2030’s will see an explosion of medical exercise opportunities, more clients and referrals requiring greater skills and knowledge of ALL medical exercise professionals. As a medical exercise or post rehab professional are you ready for the challenges of managing more clients with complicated medical conditions?

 

WHAT IS THE AMES RESIDENCY?

The AMES residency is a one-year deep dive into Medical Exercise Training (MET). This program will immerse you in medical exercise training information, concepts, strategies and critical thinking so you understand exactly how to apply exercise programming for medical conditions. The AMES has 3 primary learning components:

  • 26 Livestreaming Client Management Sessions
  • a unique set of MET Professional Resources and
  • a 4-Day onsite workshop in November 2021
  • 90 – 120 Minute live sessions with MET instructors and clients

These 3 learning components provide a unique opportunity to obtain everything you need to completely transition from personal training into medical exercise training. The AMES increases and expands your skill level and knowledge in MET client management, assessment, and exercise techniques as well as other specialized MET skills.

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WHO SHOULD ENROLL IN THE AMES?

You are passionate about exercise and believe in its value to enhance the health of your clients? You are committed to keeping up to date with cutting edge research in the field of medical exercise? If any of these things describe you, the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Residency is a perfect fit for you and your future.

The AMES is for qualified graduates of METI’s Medical Exercise Program Director, Medical Exercise Specialist and/or Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist programs, as well as corrective exercise specialists, massage therapists, PTAs, OTAs, strength coaches and kinesiologists. This one-year deep dive into medical exercise training will help you take your expertise and skills to a next level.

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If you are a Medical Exercise Professional,

please answer these questions?

  1. Are you working with more challenging and complicated MET clients?
  2. Are you concerned you might injure a MET client?
  3. You feel there is more you need to know but cannot find the detailed information necessary?
  4. You feel like an imposter when it comes to communicating with medical professionals?
  5. You feel there is something missing with the exercise techniques you are using?
  6. You want to know more and expand your MET skills and understanding?
  7. You want to pull everything you’ve learned together into an effective MET system?

If you answered YES to any of these questions…Register for the AMES!!

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AMES LEARNING COMPONENTS 

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CLIENT MANAGEMENT SESSIONS

The AMES includes 26 LIVESTREAMING client management sessions. These sessions are the foundation of the AMES residency. Each live AMES client management session reviews in-depth MET assessment and exercise skills which provide a greater understanding so you can better train your clients. You will learn the step-by-step sequence of procedures to apply MET assessment and exercise techniques to medical conditions. These 90-minute to 2 hour live client demonstration sessions, along with the professional resources and the 4-day onsite workshop, will enhance your skills in key areas including:

  • MET assessment
  • MET exercise techniques
  • MET protocols
  • MET documentation
  • MET program design
  • MET progression guidelines
 
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AMES PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

Developed specifically for AMES residents. These resources are unique and only available in the AMES residency. Each resource is vital and will help you develop your MET skills and effectively apply these to your clients to produce the best possible outcomes.

  • Client Management Library – recordings of AMES client management sessions
  • MAPPS – Medical Exercise Assessment Protocols and Progression System
  • MET Skills Checklist & Assessments – step by step skill procedure checklists
  • AMES Office Hours – Thursday evening Q&A sessions for AMES residents
  • Client Strategy Sessions – live strategy sessions to develop MET programming for clients
  • AMES Virtual Community – 24-hour online community for AMES residents
  • MES Practice Management Systems – implementation of practice management systems
  • AMES Case Studies – innovative MET program design based on actual MET clients
 
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AMES 4-Day Hands-On Workshop

The AMES 4-Day hands-on workshop is the 3rd component of the AMES learning system. This workshop brings all the learning together from the client management sessions and professional resources into 4 days of hands-on application of MET techniques. November 11th thru 14th are the dates for the AMES workshop in Houston, TX at Medical Fitness Pros (MFP). MFP is one the premier medical exercise facilities in the world.

You may attend the 4-day workshop as part of the AMES residency program or you may wish to attend JUST the workshop separate from the residency. Registration only for the AMES workshop is $800. Register below.

 
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AMES 4-DAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Day 1 – Thursday (November 11th)

08:00 – 09:00     Intro

09:00 – 10:30     Medical History

10:30 – Noon     Vital Signs

13:00 – 14:00     Functional Outcome Measures

14:00 – 16:45     Manual Muscle Testing

17:00 – 19.00     Goniometric Measurements

Day 2 – Friday (November 12th)

08:00 – 10:00    MET Histology

10:00 – Noon     MET Neurology

13:00 – 14:00     Joint Arthrokinematics

14:00 – 17:00     Functional Assessment Scales

18:00 – 20:00     MET Documentation/ Communication

 

Day 3 – Saturday (November 13th)

08:00 – 10:00     Balance Assessment

10:00 – Noon    Gait Analysis/Assessment

13:00 – 16:00     Neurological Assessment

 

Day 4 – Sunday (November 14th)

 

AMES CLIENT MANAGEMENT SESSION DATES

Client management sessions meet via livestreaming Zoom sessions.

March 28th – 6 Point Client Management System

April 11th – Medical History and Red Flag Assessment

April 25th - Histology for Medical Exercise Training

May 9th - Functional Outcome Measures

May 23rd – MET Communication & Documentation System

June 6th – MET Goniometric Assessment System

June 20th – MET Manual Muscle Testing System

July 11th – MET Gait Analysis System

July 25th – MET Posture & Imbalance Assessment System

August 8th – MET Gait & Balance Training System

August 22nd – MET Neurological Assessment System

September 5th – MET Functional Assessment Scales

September 19th – FITSCREEN Quantitative Assessment

October 3rd – MET Shoulder Regional/Functional Assessment System

October 17th – MET Elbow Regional/Functional Assessment System

October 31st – MET Hip Regional/Functional Assessment System

November 7th – MET Knee Regional/Functional Assessment System

November 21st – MET Ankle Regional/Functional Assessment System

December 5th – MET Cervical Regional/Functional Assessment System

December 19th – MET Lumbar Regional/Functional Assessment System

January 9th - Spinal Stability Assessment System

January 23rd – MET Scoliosis Management System

February 6th – MET Marketing System

February 20th – MET Medical Relationships System

March 5th – AMES Resident Presentations

March 19th – AMES Graduation

AMES RECOGNITION

Upon completion of the AMES each graduate will receive formal recognition as an “Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist” (AMES). The credential is more than a lofty title – it separates recipients from their peers by acknowledging their demonstrated skill and understanding above normal within the area of medical exercise training. Those in possession of the AMES will go on to careers in:

  • MET Teaching
  • Facility Management
  • Private Studio Owners
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Corporate Fitness
  • Sportsmedicine Facilities
  • And more!!
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BENEFITS OF THE ADVANCED MEDICAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST:

  • Develop advanced assessment skills and guidelines
  • Better understand how and when to apply exercise
  • Recognize the keys to progress or refer with any condition
  • Use the MET practice management systems to increase revenue and referrals
  • Understand client management techniques to manage the most complicated MET clients
  • Remove all your doubts and reluctance when working with MET clients
  • Gain the confidence to community with medical professionals
  • Effectively write and send reports to medical providers and document MET sessions
  • Consistently apply the appropriate exercise intensity for all medical conditions
  • Easily identify the functional outcome measures to review to determine client progress
  • Effectively develop short-term and long-term goals for your MET client
  • Identify and review the impact of pharmaceuticals on client progression
  • Understand how to identify red flags and when to refer to a medical professional
  • Confidently identify and promote opportunities to attract MET clients and referrals
  • Understand how and when to use social media to promote your outcomes and services
  • Install and implement practice management systems to hire additional staff members
 

Yes, I want to join the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Residency!!

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I am a AAHFRP/METI certified MES, PRCS or MEPD?

Yes ___  No (See Option 2)


YES, I want to join the ADVANCED MEDICAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST RESIDENCY and I am a AAHFRP/METI MES, PRCS or MEPD!!


(You will need your certification number to register)

If you do not have a certification number select the next option below
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Yes, I want to join the ADVANCED MEDICAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST RESIDENCY.


I am not a AAHFRP/METI MES, PRCS or MEPD


No certification number needed

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$166/mth

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I ONLY want to attend the 4-Day AMES Workshop  November 11 – 14, 2021 in Houston, TX

$800

Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Workshop – Houston, TX

November 11 – 14, 2021

Medical Fitness Pros (MFP) of Houston, TX will host our 4-day workshop November 11 – 14, 2021. MFP is one of the first facilities dedicated solely to medical exercise training. Since 2012, when it opened its doors, MFP has provided the best in MET services to the Houston community and medical professionals. Attend the AMES workshop and see how a real MET facility works. Seeing is believing and it will make a HUGE difference when you get back home!!

Register for the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Now!!

Don’t wait……medical exercise training will grow exponentially over the next 20 years. Here the stats:

  • The most common total joint replacement procedure in the United States is the total knee replacement (about 700,000 a year) followed by total hip replacements (about 400,000 a year). Each of these clients requires MET after physical therapy is done.
  • Spine surgeries have grown significantly in the past decade. 650,000 to 700,000 spinal surgeries are performed per year, roughly 280,000 to 300,000 are done on an outpatient basis. Each of these clients’ needs a supervised exercise program after physical therapy is over.
  • It is estimated diabetes affects 30.3 million people in the United States. 73.6% of individuals aged 18 years or older with diabetes, also have hypertension. Each of these clients’ needs an ongoing exercise program and lifestyle education.
  • The number of cancer survivors continues to increase because of the aging of the population as well as advances in early cancer detection and treatment.  Most of these clients will need medical exercise training to return to their previous level of function after chemo, radiation or surgery. Each of these clients will benefit from medical exercise training.
  • Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have strokes. About 610,000 of these are first time strokes. About 185,000 strokes occur in those with a previous stroke. 90% of these clients need a structured exercise program after PT and OT are concluded.
  • Thousands of Covid – 19 survivors will need training to improve and restore their function.

Every indicator says…..Medical Exercise Training will grow well into 2030’s…are you ready??

You may attend the 4-day workshop as part of the AMES residency program or you may wish to attend JUST the workshop separate from the residency. Registration only for the AMES workshop is $800. Scroll down to register!!

AMES 4-DAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Day 1 – Thursday (November 11th)

8 – 9                  Intro

9 – 10:30           Medical History

10:30 – Noon    Vital Signs

1 – 2 p              Functional Outcome Measures

2 – 4:45            Manual Muscle Testing

5 – 7                 Goniometric Measurements

 

Day 2 – Friday (November 12th)

8 – 10               MET Histology

10 – Noon         MET Neurology

1 – 2                 Joint Arthrokinematics

2 – 5                 Functional Assessment Scales

6 – 8                 MET Documentation/Communication

 

Day 3 – Saturday (November 13th)

8 – 10               Balance Assessment

10 – Noon         Gait Analysis/Assessment

1 – 4                 Neurological Assessment

Day 4 – Sunday (November 14th)

8 - 4                  Client Mgmt Training

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1 Payment

$720

10% Discount

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3 Payments

$267/mth

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6 Payments

$133/mth

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