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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METI - 2021 Update

 

Hello everyone!! This is our first blog post for 2021. I bet most of your are glad 2020 is gone and you welcome 2021 with hope and optimism. We have two new programs for 2021: 1) the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Residency (AMES); and 2) the Medical Exercise Training - Electronic Medical Records (MET-EMR) system. These two programs will have a very positive impact on MedXPROs worldwide. 

Look for more details on both of these programs later this week. Thanks for all your support. We look forward to seeing you in the AMES or using the MET-EMR. 

Stay safe!!

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Merry Christmas from METI

 

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas!! This is my favorite time of year. I wish you and yours all the best and a very Merry Christmas!!

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Medical Exercise Training.....The New Modality - Part 5

 

The Medical Exercise Training client is usually somewhere between 25 and 80 years of age. They have a chronic medical condition but they are "medically stable".  Their blood pressure, blood glucose, pain, swelling, etc are all managed to allow participation in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise without exacerbation of their condition. The medical management is provided by physicians, therapists, chiropractors, nurses, etc using indicated medications or procedures. The MET client must be "medically stable" to begin exercise.  

The MET session should include some combination of strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, stability and functional training. Prior to beginning exercise the client should undergo a MET assessment including medical history and screening along with an appropriate regional assessment. The assessment allows the MedXPRO to identify residual functional deficits. These and other findings from the assessment are used to develop an...

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Medical Exercise Training.....The New Modality - Part 4

 

Medical Exercise Specialists will become more important in the management of chronic disease over the next 20 years. The Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) program began in 1994 as an attempt to provide safe and effective exercise for patients discharged from physical therapy. Since 1994 the need for medical exercise/post rehab training has continued to grow.

The Medical Exercise Specialist is the new health professional. The MES has evolved beyond “personal trainer”. Completion of a thorough education in exercise management of medical conditions is required to obtain the title. Medical Exercise Specialists provided a wide range of services but never in an effort to replace licensed medical professionals. The role of the MES is to: 1) deliver safe and effective exercise for medical conditions; 2) effectively communicate with medical professionals; 3) document functional outcomes and 4) provide wellness and lifestyle education.  

The education necessary to fulfill...

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Medical Exercise Training.....The New Modality - Part 2

 

Healthcare is changing rapidly and Covid will speed those changes. Medical exercise training (MET) will continue to grow but there is a need for MedXPROs to complete comprehensive and detailed MET education leading to competence and confidence to integrate exercise into the medical management process. 

The integration will require MedXPROs to:1) develop safe and effective exercise protocols for individual medical conditions; 2) utilize and report functional outcome measures; 3) document client progress and 4) communicate effectively with medical professionals. These are just a few of the skills needed to apply this new modality - Medical Exercise Training. 

If you want to pursue a career as a medical exercise professional visit www.MedicalExerciseTrainingInstitute.com. Download and read "Medical Exercise Training.....The New Modality" by clicking here

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Medical Exercise Training.....The New Modality - Part 1

 

Medical Exercise Training (MET) is here to stay. It’s the new modality in managing medical conditions. If you are a fitness professionals and would like to develop the skills and knowledge to use exercise to enhance the function of clients with medical conditions join us and start "Bridging the Gap Between Health Care and Fitness" by becoming a Medical Exercise Specialist. Go to MedicalExerciseSpecialist.com for details. Click here to learn more about Medical Exercise Training....The New Modality.

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Medical Exercise Professionals....Do You Understand ACL??

 
The new profession of medical exercise training is growing rapidly and with its growth we hear the words – accreditation, certification and licensure mentioned but is the fitness industry clear on the meaning of these terms and their appropriate usage.
 
Accreditation is important but it cannot be used to gain creditability. When 3rd parties, without subject matter expertise, provide accreditation for a new profession, this at best is questionable. The major accrediting body used by the fitness industry reviews the exam process rather than the tested subject matter and its application related to the role, scope, responsibilities and skills expected of the professional.
 
Certification is just the beginning, not the ultimate in the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Finally, licensure is down the road. Understand licensure is a means of protecting the public and establishing a professional standard. There are many things medical exercise professionals must...
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Bridging the Gap with Total Knee Replacements - Part 3

 

MedXPROS....total knee and hip replacements will become a large component of MET services over the next 20 years. The number of total knee replacements performed is estimated at 720,000 per year. TKR clients, if there are no major post-operative complications, will go through a brief bout of physical therapy. After which they are prime candidates for medical exercise training (MET) to increase strength, maintain or improve ROM/flexiblity, enhance joint stability and overall restore function. Every total joint replacement client needs MET in some form or fashion.

 

This video summarizes status of the client regarding swelling, ROM/flexibility and exercise programming. Three areas must be simultaneously addressed in the acute stages following TKR: 1) swelling/pain; 2) ROM/flexibility and 3) muscle recruitment/strength. In the acute stages these 3 are best handled in a physical therapy setting after discharge from the hospital. After these are addressed and the client is...

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Medical Exercise Specialist...Are You Using This 6-Point Medical Exercise Client Management System?

 

Medical exercise training (MET) will grow tremendously over the next two decades. Medical Exercise Specialists (MES) will also see the types of clients they manage expand greatly. To manage this wide range of client, medical exercise professionals (MedXPROs) will need a logical thought process to develop safe and effective medical exercise programming. The Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) developed this 6 Point MET Client Management system more than 20 years ago and it is taught to every METI Medical Exercise Specialist, Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist and Medical Exercise Program Director. This medical exercise "critical thinking" model should be used when providing all medical exercise services.

 The 6 Point MET Client Management System includes the following:

  1. Understand the related clinical anatomy/pathology of the client's condition. Anatomy and pathology are the basis of every aspect of health care regardless of the practitioner delivering it. This begins...
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