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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Who Should Enroll in the AMES?

 

The AMES residency is designed for medical exercise professionals, kinesiologists, personal trainers, rehab assistants, massage therapists, etc. Also, currently enrolled MESs, PRCSs and MEPDs are eligible to enroll in the AMES.

There is a knowledge gap for those non-METI enrollees. Everything in the AMES is based on a foundation from the MES. If you are non-METI professional may register but you will only receive the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist recognition after completing the MES. 

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Are Payment Plans Available for the AMES?

 

There are payment plans available for all AMES residents. There is an added discount for METI/AAHFRP MES, PRCS and/or MEPD graduates. AMES payment plans are outlines below: 

Non - METI/AAHFRP Registrants

 

METI/AAHFRP -  MES/PRCS/MEPD Grads

 

You may register for ONLY the AMES 4-Day Workshop. Payments plans are available. 

 

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What is a residency and why do I need the AMES?

 

A residency is usually part of the training for physicians. The residency is a period of advanced training upon graduation. This consists of a supervised practice of a specialty and instruction for more experienced specialists. The time period for residencies varies depending on the area of specialization. 

The AMES residency is designed to provide advanced training and an immersion in MET. This is a year long program. 

A residency is required to make sure specialists have the depth and proper training to practice their area of specialization. The AMES is the first METI. Its a very deep dive into the application of exercise for clients with medical conditions. 

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Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Residency is Finally Here!!

 

Medical Exercise Specialists......the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Residency (AMES) is finally here!! MedXPROs take your MET skills, knowledge and practice to the next level with the AMES. This is a 1-year deep dive into medical exercise training including advanced assessments, exercise techniques, client/practice management or more. All the missing pieces you can now fill-in with the AMES. Go to www.AdvancedMedicalExerciseSpecialist.com for details, residence design and FAQs. We begin March 28th! #advancedmes

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