What is a Medical Exercise Specialist?

 

A Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) is a fitness professional specializing in managing medical conditions using ONLY exercise. The MES develops safe and effective programming for clients with a wide range of medical conditions including musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and metabolic. The MES uses 3 primary modalities:

  1. Strength Training
  2. Cardiovascular Training
  3. Flexibility Training

while using medical exercise training protocols. The protocols avoid any important points from falling thru the cracks. The Medical Exercise Specialist provides no aspect of medical treatment or diagnostic services. 

Go to www.MedicalExerciseSpecialistWorkshop.com for details!

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MedXPRO/ClinicMaster......First EMR for Medical Exercise Professionals!!

 

The MedXPRO/ClinicMaster Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System is here!! 

We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Clinicmaster to launch the MedXPRO EMR. Our goal is to continually support Medical Exercise Specialists by bringing the most advanced and innovative tools available in the market.

The MedXPro/ClinicMaster EMR is an all in one software that will enable: 

  1. Organizing your client information 
  2. Accessing client management exercise protocols 
  3. Ease of client scheduling and billing 
  4. Access to MET client outcome data 
  5. Easy documentation & communication with medical professionals 
  6. Stay in touch with your clients easier 
  7. Medical exercise protocols access
  8. Exercise diagrams and sharing with clients

The MedXPRO EMR is the next step for medical exercise professionals to build their practices. This system makes all the tasks a medical exercise professional has to perform....much much easier. Contact DrMike to for details:...

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Medical Exercise Specialist 2-Day Onsite Workshop is Back!!

 

We are very excited to announce the return of our LIVE 2-Day Onsite Medical Exercise Specialist workshop, June 26 & 27, 2021 at Medical Fitness Pros in Katy, TX. 

The METI - Medical Exercise Specialist Workshop is the most comprehensive medical exercise education available in the medical fitness industry. To register and for more details click the link below:

Medical Exercise Specialist Onsite Workshop

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Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Residency Has a 4-Day Workshop

 

Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist workshop is a 4-day hands-on workshop which is part of the AMES residency. This workshop is scheduled for November 11 - 14, 2021 @ Medical Fitness Pros in Katy, TX. This workshop will allow you to apply the MET techniques, assessments and exercise learned thru the AMES client management sessions and professional resources. Go to www.advancedmedicalexercisespecialistworkshop.com for more details.

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Medical Exercise Specialist....Are You Playing the Finite Game?

 

Medical Exercise Specialists are we truly MedXPROs or simply certification hoarders? Now we see a proliferation of medical exercise/medical fitness certifications and many are simply read a book and take an exam. Taught many times by instructors with partial backgrounds in healthcare and no direct management experience with some of the conditions reviewed in their courses. Are we playing the finite game or the infinite game?

When we started the Medical Exercise Specialist program in 1994, we weren't looking to offer another fitness certification but ultimately a new profession - "Medical Exercise Training". We recognized the future of medical exercise training and the need for Medical Exercise Specialists. With the changes to insurance reimbursement and the aging of North America, it was pretty easy to see. We were correct.

You don't build a profession on certifications; you build it by developing a specific body of knowledge and skill that is unique to that profession and...

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Will I Receive a Certification as a Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist?

 

This program leads to a recognition upon completion as a "Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist". We pattern the AMES residency after medical education. When a residency is completed, the physician simply is recognized as a specialist. The same holds for the AMES. Upon completion you are recognized as a Advanced MES or a specialist in medical exercise training. 

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I am a MES or a PRCS Student, Can I Enroll in the AMES?

 

Yes, if you are currently a student in the MES or PRCS you may enroll in the AMES residency. The residency will significantly improve your understanding of the application of MET techniques, assessments, etc. The ability to see an interact with a wide range of MET clients can only enhance your learning, understanding and application of MET. 

You may enroll in the AMES but you will not receive the AMES recognition until after your have passed the MES final exam. 

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When I Complete the AMES Can I Provide Physical Therapy?

 

Recognition as a Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist does not allow you to provide any aspects of medical diagnostics, medical treatment or therapy services. The AMES is a fitness-based program and should not be confused with education for physical or occupational therapists. 

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How Long is the AMES Residency?

 

The AMES Residency is a 1-year deep immersion in medical exercise training. The residency begins on March 28, 2021 and concludes March 2022. You will learn a tremendous amount of MET applications, techniques, assessments, etc in AMES residency year. 

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AMES Client Management Session Dates/Times

 

The AMES client management sessions are the backbone of the residency and the largest learning component of the program. There are 26 client management sessions. The client management sessions are scheduled for Sunday mornings at 9am ET/8am CT/7am MT/6am PT. Each session is recorded and available within 2 hours within the AMES Professional Resources area. 

The client management sessions are listed below:

March 28th – 6 Point Client Management System

April 11th – Medical History and Red Flag Assessment

April 25th - Histology for Medical Exercise Training

May 9th - Functional Outcome Measures

May 23rd – MET Communication & Documentation System

June 6th – MET Goniometric Assessment System

June 20th – MET Manual Muscle Testing System

July 11th – MET Gait Analysis System

July 25th – MET Posture & Imbalance Assessment System

August 8th – MET Gait & Balance Training System

August 22nd – MET Neurological Assessment...

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