Medical Exercise Specialist....When Can You Begin Working with Surgical Clients?

 

In "MET 101 Ebook Tip 16," the focus shifts to the evolving landscape of medical exercise training, particularly in the context of post-surgical care. This video highlights the increasing necessity for fitness and medical exercise professionals to work closely with clients after surgery, a trend driven by changes in health insurance reimbursement policies. Dr. Mike emphasizes the critical importance of obtaining medical clearance from the operating physician before initiating any exercise program with a post-surgical client. This installment of the MET 101 series sheds light on the procedural and ethical considerations involved in transitioning clients from surgical recovery to physical therapy and eventually to medical exercise training.

Key insights from the video include:

Necessity for Medical Clearance: Before starting physical therapy or medical exercise training, obtaining clearance from the client's surgeon, family physician, or physical therapist is essential.

Timing for...

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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...

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Join the Medical Exercise Specialist Network!!

 

JOIN the Medical Exercise Specialist NETWORK!!

 

Join the only online community dedicated exclusively to Medical Exercise Specialists…Post Rehab Conditioning Specialists...Medical Exercise Program Directors!! The Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) Network will take you to the next level with your medical exercise training skills and practice. 

As medical exercise training (MET) continues to grow…..a good idea may be to join a community of like-minded and well-trained MEDICAL EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS. Yes, professionals....not wannabes. 

 

Whether you just finished the MES or PRCS, have practiced a few years, and want to build a strong and profitable MET practice, let the MES Network resources work for you instead of developing them on your own. 

 

Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger in your practice? Every other trainer says they do MET or post rehab but it's not......you don't know what they are doing. Other personal trainers don’t...

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7 Steps to Packaging MET Services Recording

 

The Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) marks its 30th year of excellence in medical exercise education with Free Webinar FridaysWebinar Fridays are free 45-minute webinars sponsored by the Medical Exercise Specialist Network to provide medical exercise professionals with the knowledge to better manage their clients and practices while establishing guidelines and standards for our new profession - Medical Exercise Training. Our next webinar......

Topic - "7 Steps for Packaging Fitness Services for Medical Conditions" 

 Webinar Highlights You Can't Afford to Miss:
1. Identify the MET Needs
2. Identify the Six Key Exercise Points
3. Identify the Key Lifestyle Management Keys
4. Develop 30-Day Exercise Goals
5. Develop Six 10-minute Lifestyle Presentations
6. Develop Six 10-minute Group Exercise Sessions
7. Identify What the Client Leaves With


Thanks,

Dr Mike and the METI Team 

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What is "Medical Clearance"?...MET 101 eBook Tip 14

 

"MET 101 Ebook - Tip 14," goes deeper into the critical aspect of liabilities and the importance of “medical clearance” in the field of medical exercise training. This installment of the series underscores the responsibility of medical exercise professionals in ensuring client safety and the appropriateness of exercise programs. The video delves into the role these professionals play, acting as the last line of defense in identifying red flags even in clients who have been medically cleared for exercise. Through practical advice and examples, the video provides a comprehensive overview of how to navigate these complex situations effectively.

 

Key insights from the video include:

 

Medical Clearance Necessity: Stresses the importance of obtaining medical clearance from a physician, physical therapist, or chiropractor before starting any exercise program.

Identifying Red Flags: Highlights the crucial role of medical exercise professionals in spotting red...

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7 Steps for Packaging Fitness Services for Medical Conditions

Hello Medical Exercise Professional,

 

The Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) marks its 30th year of excellence in medical exercise education with Free Webinar FridaysWebinar Fridays are free 45-minute webinars sponsored by the Medical Exercise Specialist Network to provide medical exercise professionals with the knowledge to better manage their clients and practices while establishing guidelines and standards for our new profession - Medical Exercise Training.  

  

Our next webinar....... 

 

Topic - "7 Steps for Packaging Fitness Services for Medical Conditions" 

 

Date/Time: Friday, March 15th at 2 pm ET/1 pm CT/11 am PT   

 

 Webinar Highlights You Can't Afford to Miss:

1. Identify the MET Needs

2. Identify the Six Key Exercise Points

3. Identify the Key Lifestyle Management Keys

4. Develop 30-Day Exercise Goals

5. Develop Six 10-minute Lifestyle Presentations

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6-Point Medical Exercise Management System

 

The "6-Point Medical Exercise Training Management System" webinar reviews a system for medical exercise and fitness professionals (MedXPROs) to manage clients with medical conditions through exercise effectively. It introduces a standardized approach beyond the traditional fitness regime, which often lacks specificity and fails to achieve positive functional outcomes for clients. The document emphasizes the importance of starting with a diagnosis from the client’s physician, understanding the anatomy and pathology of the condition, and identifying contraindicated and indicated activities. This ensures the design of a medical exercise program (MET) that is both safe and effective, focusing on improving the client's condition without exacerbating it.

 

In this webinar, Dr. Mike discusses establishing specific goals and using a protocol-based approach to manage clients systematically. This process includes assessing key regions affected by the client's condition, setting...

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Elevate Your Fitness Career: Transition to Medical Exercise Training

Are you a fitness professional seeking to elevate your career and impact? Transitioning from personal training to Medical Exercise Training (MET) could be the transformative step you need. For those passionate about aiding individuals with chronic conditions and looking beyond the confines of general fitness services, the shift towards a medical exercise practice offers a fulfilling and lucrative career path.

Since its inception in 1994, the Medical Exercise Training Institute has led the charge in educating fitness professionals to evolve into medical exercise specialists. This transition is not merely about changing titles but about establishing a practice that addresses the long-term, specialized exercise management needs of an aging population. The baby boomer generation, facing healthcare cutbacks, is in dire need of functional exercise programs that cater to conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and osteoarthritis. After physical therapy and other professional rehabilitation...

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Medical Exercise Training Documents......8 You Must Have!!

 

In our latest Medical Exercise Specialist podcast, we delve into the critical role of Medical Exercise Training (MET) forms in transforming client management and operational efficiency within your practice. These forms are not just paperwork; they are essential tools that bridge the gap between healthcare and fitness, ensuring that every client receives personalized and effective care. There are 8 essential forms every medical exercise professional must have:

  • Client Intake/Demographic Form
  • Medical History Form
  • Release of Information Form
  • Release of Liability Form
  • MET Progress Report
  • MET Referral/Medical Clearance Form
  • Training Agreement/Contract

These 8 forms are the minimum necessary to effectively document and communicate your training session outcomes with medical professionals as well as your record. Incorporating customized MET forms into your practice is more than an upgrade; it's a transformation towards more effective client management and enhanced professional...

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Webinar Friday is Coming - 6-Point MET Management System

Exciting Opportunity for Medical Exercise Professionals!
 
As the landscape of Medical Exercise Training (MET) evolves, the complexity of managing MET clients has significantly increased since the inception of the Medical Exercise Specialist certification in 1994. Today’s MET clients require a more sophisticated and standardized approach to ensure effective and safe outcomes.
 
Introducing the METI 6-Point Medical Exercise Training Management Program  

This groundbreaking 6-point system is designed to streamline the process of managing clients with various medical conditions, focusing on the most critical factors in their exercise regimen. Whether you’re new to MET or looking to enhance your skills, this program is your key to unlocking a higher level of client management proficiency.
 
Join Our FREE Webinar!

When: Friday, March 8th, at 1:00 PM Central Time 
Duration: 35-45 minutes of invaluable insights
 

This exclusive webinar will unveil...

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