In "MET101 - Tip 5," Dr. Mike delves into the nuances of medical exercise training (MET), distinguishing it from physical therapy. This video is a crucial resource for professionals in the medical exercise field, offering clarity on the role and scope of medical exercise training.
Medical Exercise vs. Physical Therapy: Dr. Mike emphasizes that medical exercise training is not medical care, and it is distinct from and should not be confused with physical therapy. MET focuses on managing the residual functional deficits associated with chronic conditions and does not involve medical treatment or terms like "patient" or "therapy."
Understanding the Stages of Care: Physical therapy is crucial in the acute, subacute, and chronic stages to reduce inflammation and restore function. In contrast, medical exercise training is more focused primarily on managing chronic conditions, due to the reduction in licensed therapy services due to...
“Exploring the risks posed by the Medical Exercise Training (MET) myth and emphasizing the urgent need for the fitness industry to transition from personal training to a specialized medical exercise approach, aligning with evolving healthcare perspectives.”
There seems to be a misconception moving through the fitness industry that “simply exercise”, without an understanding of the detailed effects of exercise and its application, is not needed when developing an exercise program for a client with a medical condition. This misconception I’ve termed the “Medical Exercise Training Myth” or “MET–Myth”. The phrase emphasizes the urgent need for the fitness industry to transition from personal training to a specialized medical exercise approach, aligning with evolving healthcare perspectives.
The MET-Myth represents a prevalent misconception within the fitness industry, particularly among fitness professionals...
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Navigating the World of Medical Exercise Training: MET 101 - Tip 4
In the fourth tip of the MET 101 series, fitness professionals are guided through the diverse landscape of client types they may encounter in their practice, emphasizing the critical role of comprehensive assessments and the importance of experience in medical settings.
Key Insights from MET 101 - Tip 4:
Elevate your medical exercise practice with the implementation of 10 essential practice management systems. These systems are designed to ensure a smooth, efficient, and effective outcome-oriented enterprise.
In the third installment of the MET 101 ebook series, Dr. Mike brings to light an essential aspect of Medical Exercise Training (MET) - its focus on function. This video is a crucial watch for professionals in the medical exercise field, offering deep insights into the evolving landscape of healthcare and the role of MET in enhancing functional recovery.
Addressing Residual Functional Deficits: With insurance carriers reducing the number of physical therapy sessions, many clients are discharged before reaching optimal functional levels. MET steps in to manage these residual functional deficits.
The Function Wheel: Dr. Mike introduces the 'function wheel,' which encompasses nine key components of function, including range of motion, flexibility, strength, coordination, power, joint stability, endurance, proprioception, balance, and cognitive capabilities.
Impact of MET on Various Conditions: The video highlights how exercise can...
In the second tip of the Medical Exercise Training 101 e-book series, Dr. Mike, a physical therapist with over 30 years of experience, addresses a crucial aspect of Medical Exercise Training (MET) – its understanding and utilization by physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors.
Key Insights from MET 101 Tip 2:
Discover the Essence of Medical Exercise Training with MET 101 Ebook - Tip 1
In the first tip of the MET 101 Ebook series, Dr. Mike delves into the core concept of Medical Exercise Training (MET). This insightful video is a must-watch for professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of MET and its distinct role in the health and fitness industry.
Key Takeaways from MET 101 Tip 1:
Medical exercise training is managing medical conditions using ONLY exercise. It's not just giving a client with a medical condition(s) an exercise program. As a medical exercise and medical fitness professional are you simply giving the client exercise or are you developing, managing, assessing, and progressing the client based on your assessment? Medical exercise training management is about the client intake, assessment, forms, exercise program, progression, reassessment, documentation, and communication.
Our case study client is Mrs. Jacobs. She is 79 y.o. and underwent a left hip replacement via anterior approach 4 months ago. She can use a walker independently and climb stairs independently. She has a history of knee arthroscopy, hypertension, high cholesterol, and congestive heart failure. She becomes SOB after 20 minutes of standing due to fatigue. She has follow-up appointments with an orthopedist in 10 days and her cardiologist at the...
The Future of Medical Exercise Training: Understanding Insurance Reimbursement
As we stride into the next two decades, the landscape of medical exercise training (MET) is poised for remarkable growth, and a key driver of this expansion will be insurance reimbursement. This evolving trend is not just a prediction but a reality we're witnessing today. More and more clients are receiving insurance coverage for MET services, through private insurance, or even via health savings accounts. This shift is monumental, signaling a new era where MET is increasingly recognized and valued within the health, wellness, and insurance sectors.
But with great opportunity comes great responsibility. Navigating the complexities of insurance reimbursement requires not just knowledge, but a deep understanding of the procedures, ethical standards, and legalities involved. This is where our Medical Exercise Program Director (MEPD) Training Series steps in as a game-changer.
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