My Client Has Pain After Our MET Session...What Should I Do?


Welcome to "MET 101 Ebook Tip 15," Dr. Mike introduces the MedXPRO Network, a platform designed for medical exercise specialists and post-rehabilitation professionals to share experiences and discuss various topics pertinent to their field. One of the focal points of this video is the appropriate response when a client experiences significant pain after a session.

Dr. Mike emphasizes the importance of direct communication with the referral source, be it a physician or a physical therapist, to ensure the client receives the most appropriate care based on their current condition. This installment of the MET 101 series underscores the critical role of clear, professional communication in managing client care and the collaborative relationship between exercise professionals and medical practitioners.


Key takeaways from the video include:

Direct Communication with Referral Sources: Essential for providing detailed accounts of exercise sessions and client responses, especially when significant pain is reported.

Professional Reporting: Therapists should relay client progress and incidents from a professional standpoint, acknowledging that clients may not always provide accurate histories.

Importance of Detailed Information: Clear and concise communication with medical professionals is crucial for accurately describing exercises, symptoms, and any adverse reactions.

Managing Exacerbations: Professionalism and collaboration are key when a client's condition worsens, requiring modifications to their exercise program or a pause in activities.

Follow-Up Procedures: Recommends providing a letter to the physician during follow-up visits to ensure direct communication and to maintain a high standard of care.


"MET 101 Ebook Tip 15" highlights the importance of effective communication and collaboration with medical professionals to ensure client safety and well-being. Dr. Mike's insights into managing client care post-exercise session, especially in cases of significant pain, reflect the nuanced approach required in the medical exercise training field.


Joining the MedX Pro Network is highly recommended. Additionally, downloading the FREE MET 101 ebook at provides an excellent opportunity to delve deeper into the principles and practices of medical exercise training.

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