Medical Exercise Specialists a necessary component of the "MET Client Management System"....is the PROGRESS REPORT!! This is our 6th video in the MET Client Management System series. The progress report is one of the most important aspects of developing relationships with medical professionals. The progress report helps you demonstrate your professionalism and will set you apart from other personal trainers.
The progress report should be completed and forwarded to the referring physician or therapist every 30 days or upon a follow up visit by the client. There is nothing more unprofessional for a Medical Exercise Specialist than receiving a referral from a medical professional and providing no progress report on the client's follow-up visit. The physician or therapist needs your input to assist with the development of the next phase of the client's care.
A progress report should never exceed ONE PAGE! Medical professionals don't have time to read...
Medical Exercise Specialists this is the 5th in our series of videos reviewing "MET - Client Management Systems". Prior to this video we discussed the initial contact, the MET assessment and post assessment phases of client management. We also briefly discussed scheduling the client. Click here to review for guidelines on sessions and frequency for common conditions seen in a MET setting.
In this video we will review the MET training session portion of the client management system. The MET session should begin with just a quick assessment interview with the client regarding their status. This could be a simple question such as "how did you do after our last session"?
You should have goals for the each MET session. The session goal(s) should relate back to the "functional deficits" identified in the assessment as well as the short and long term goals established in the post assessment phase.
Blood pressure and heart rate are important vital signs to review...
Welcome to our newest class of Medical Exercise Specialists from our Houston MES Onsite Workshop. The 2-day onsite MES workshop is the best and most comprehensive workshop for medical exercise professionals wishing to gain confidence and competence to effectively manage a wide range of medical conditions.
Welcome to Sean Weigner, Andy Breaux, Michael Sullivan, Henry Moon, Selina Hinojosa, Rhett Barrett, Justin Hibbert, Eddie Nunez, and Tuan Tran. Thanks to Jason Hodge, MES, MEPD and Medical Fitness Pros for hosting the course and supporting Medical Exercise Specialists worldwide.
Medical Exercise Specialists (MES) there are 8 habits that could predict your success? Teaching the MES workshop and speaking with MES around the world, I have noticed highly successful Medical Exercise Specialists demonstrate 8 habits I think, guarantee their success. Let's discuss each of these 8 habits and explain their impact 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.
1. 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...
Hello Medical Exercise Specialists we are back for part 2 of "11 Medical Exercise Training Myths and Misconceptions". Yesterday we noted 6 of the 11 Myths. They are: 1) Medical Professionals Recognize Fitness Certifications; 2) Doctors Dont Know Exercise and Won’t Refer; 3) Medical Exercise Training is Basically Corrective Exercise; 4) I Don’t Need to Speak with Medical Professionals; 5) Medical Exercise Training Does the Same Thing as PT and Chiropractic; and 6) Medical Exercise Training is Best Done in a Large Fitness Facility. The myths we will review today are:
7) Insurance Carriers Won't Pay for MET Services - insurance carriers have reimbursed for MET services. But make sure you are very clear to the insurance carrier, the client and the physician and medical professionals of your credentials, title and you are offering "medical exercise training" not any form of medical treatment or therapy services;
8) I Don't Need to Market to Medical Professionals - this...
Worldwide Medical Exercise Training (MET) is growing rapidly. There are several MET myths and misconceptions we must address as we move forward as a profession. In this post we will review 6 of the "11 Medical Exercise Training Myths and Misconceptions". Allow me to list and briefly discuss these first 6.
Good morning. I spoke with a new medical exercise professional yesterday and he feels there is no need to send progress reports to medical professionals after they have referred clients. I was shocked he couldnt understand the reasons to provide progress reports.
In this video we outline 4 reasons progress reports are one of the best marketing strategies you can use as a MedXPRO to begin establishing referral relationships with medical professionals. But let me say....sending progress reports does not guarantee you an instant relationship or referrals. It takes time but it's the start.
For more guidelines getting started in MET and building your practice go to www.MET101Ebook.com. #TheRealMES
Medical Exercise Specialists one of the keys to building your practice is to develop relationships with medical professionals in your community. Welcome to Day 28 of our "40 Days to Medical Exercise Success". In this post Dr Mike interviews Chris Harris, business development director for Re-Kinect, a MET practice in Richmond, VA. Chris and Dr Mike share their thoughts on the importance of developing a relationship with a physician or therapist as well as finding that "go to" medical professional when you have questions.
The METI - Medical Exercise Specialist certification requires completion of 10 observation hours with a licensed physical therapist, physician, massage therapist or chiropractor. This is vital step in developingreferral relationships as well as your learning as a Medical Exercise Specialist.
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Medical exercise certifications are popping up everywhere but the most important consideration in this new emerging flied is your proficiency in medical exercise skills. The Medical Exercise Training Institute has identified the 52 essential skills all medical exercise professionals must demonstrate a high level of proficiency. The name of the game is not certifications, its having the ability to perform these skills to produce outcomes for MET clients.
Please take a moment to rate your level of proficiency with the 52 essential MET skills. Click the link below to complete MET skills checklist.
The MET Skills Checklist was developed in 2001 by Michael Jones in a effort to further identify and qualify medical exercise professionals. Many MET facilities use the skills checklist as a means of rating staff members for promotion and pay raises.
Instead of downloading the skills checklist, please complete the checklist online by clicking this link....
Good morning Medical Exercise Specialists welcome back to Day 27 of "40 Days to Medical Exercise Success". Today will discuss the importance of developing and using medical exercise forms to document your sessions and outcomes as well as when communicating with medical professionals.
All activites in your MET session, every exercise, every client comment and all outcomes should be documented. Documentation can protect you legally as well as allowing another MedXPRO to understand the strategy and techniques used to train your client. When training medical exercise clients, its important to leave a documentation trail if another trainer has to work with your client. This allows consistency and continuity with training.
Some of the MET form you will need include: referral pad form; training session log: progress report form; and regional assessment forms to name a few. To purchase personalized forms for your MET practice, please go to ...
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