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 level and privacy.
  3. HIPAA Guidelines: The importance of understanding and adhering to HIPAA guidelines to protect client privacy and ensure the secure storage and handling of medical records.
  4. Interpreting Medical Information: Highlights the challenge some may face in interpreting medical reports and the necessity of having the appropriate knowledge or resources to do so effectively.
  5. Privacy and Security: Advises on the importance of keeping medical records locked and secure to protect client privacy and prevent identity theft.

The video "MET 101 Ebook Tip 9" serves as a vital resource for those in the fitness and medical exercise training industry, emphasizing the importance of a detailed understanding of a client's medical history to provide the most beneficial exercise interventions. It underscores the necessity of navigating the legal and ethical considerations involved in accessing and utilizing medical records.


This video is an essential watch for fitness professionals looking to enhance their practice through informed and personalized exercise programs. It not only educates on the procedural aspects of obtaining and handling medical records but also on the ethical responsibility towards client privacy.


For further insights and a deeper understanding of Medical Exercise Training principles, viewers are encouraged to download a FREE copy of the MET 101 ebook at This resource is invaluable for anyone looking to expand their knowledge and application of medical exercise training to better serve their clients with precision and care.

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