The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Workshop is HERE!!

As healthcare continues evolving, so does the demand for medical exercise professionals with advanced skills and knowledge. Recognizing this crucial need, we are thrilled to introduce the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Onsite (AMESO) workshop – a transformative 2.5-day onsite program designed to catapult your expertise and practice to the forefront of the medical exercise field. 

Why AMESO? The AMESO workshop is meticulously crafted for medical exercise and fitness professionals like you, aiming to deepen your competencies in managing chronic medical conditions through exercise. This hands-on workshop directly responds to the growing demand for highly skilled medical exercise professionals capable of delivering exceptional care to an aging population. 


What Sets AMESO Apart? 

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Dive into advanced assessment techniques for all body regions and joints, complemented by hands-on learning experiences. 
  • ...
Continue Reading...

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...
Continue Reading...

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...

Continue Reading...

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...

Continue Reading...

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...

Continue Reading...

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...

Continue Reading...

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...

Continue Reading...

Medical Exercise Training 101 eBook

The "MET101 eBook" is a detailed manual containing 101 tips for fitness professionals evolving into Medical Exercise Training (MET), crafted by Michael K. Jones, PhD, PT. This guide aims to integrate healthcare and fitness, providing a foundation for creating successful MET practices. It distinguishes MET from other fitness disciplines by concentrating on exercise programs for individuals recovering from medical treatments. The eBook encompasses a wide range of topics, from MET's fundamentals to the requisite skills for initiating a MET practice, making it vital for those looking to enhance patient care and build connections with the medical community.

1. Understanding MET and Its Scope:
 The focus on function in MET
 Types of MET clients
 Differences between MET services and physical therapy
 Explaining MET to clients
 Offering MET services in healthcare professional offices
 The comprehensive nature of MET beyond...

Continue Reading...

Medical Records and the Medical Exercise Specialist - MET 101 Tip 9


In the "MET 101 Ebook Tip 9," the focus is on the critical aspect of accessing a client's medical records to create an effective and personalized exercise program. This step is essential for medical exercise trainers and fitness professionals who aim to tailor their exercise regimens based on the specific medical condition and the functional limitations of their clients. The process of and importance of obtaining medical records, including x-rays, blood tests, and operative reports, can significantly influence the design of an exercise program. Make sure to only request the records you need and nothing more.

Key takeaways from the video include:

  1. Obtaining Medical Records: It's crucial to have access to a client's medical records for an effective exercise program, though this may require a written release form signed by the client.
  2. Specific Notation and Consent: Emphasizes the need for clear notation on the release form and obtaining specific client consent, respecting their comfort...
Continue Reading...

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...

Continue Reading...

50% Complete

Yes, I want METI Updates

Please enter your name and email address to receive METI updates and information.