Medical Exercise Specialist...Bridge the Gap with Total Knee Replacements

 
Medical Exercise Specialists....total joint replacements will become a bigger part of your practices over the next 20 years. I worked with a very special client, my brother Cornell, after his total knee replacement. The number of total knee replacements performed is estimated at 720,000 per year. These 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.
 
In this 4-part video series I will offer a few points regarding transitioning a total knee replacement client from physical therapy to MET. Thanks to my brother, Cornell Jones, for his participation. For the full video series as well as information on becoming a Medical Exercise Specialist subscribe below to our...
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Medical Exercise and Post Rehab - The Real Deal

 

Hello everyone!! I hope this blog post finds you and yours safe and healthy. Covid - 19 has certainly turned our lives upside down. We are now seeing and will see even greater shifts in both the healthcare industry and fitness industry. The shutdown of health clubs and the restrictions with hospital elective surgeries has major implications for revenue and the future of these two industries.

 

The shift in the fitness industry is toward medical exercise and post rehab fitness. This is great for fitness professionals. But we must be careful. We are seeing a proliferation of post rehab certification programs. This is good as a means of giving access to more fitness professionals to obtain the necessary training to work with chronic medical conditions. But there is also concern with the marketing of these certifications. Many ads for these certification programs are using terms which should not be part of the language of medical exercise or post rehab professionals. These terms...

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