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Medical Exercise Specialist Advanced Skills Workshop

MET Advanced Skills workshop is a 2-day onsite workshop that allows you to learn and refine your skills in each area of medical exercise training/post rehab fitness. The course is taught by “Master Medical Exercise Specialists” trained and certified by the Medical Exercise Training Institute. Each instructor has more than 10 years experience working solely with MET clients.
Workshop Details
So you have just received a new referral form a local physician you have worked on to develop a referral relationship for months. But the first referral is a client with significant functional deficits. You need Medical Exercise Training (MET) skills such as ROM testing, muscle testing, assessing function and writing progress reports. But you aren’t comfortable performing these skills. Well the Medical Exercise Training (MET) Skills workshop offers you a hands-on course environment to help you learn and practice these skills.

We have identified 52 essential MET skills that every medical exercise/post rehab professional, regardless of certification, must be competent in to produce positive outcomes for their clients. Click this link to download and assess your post rehab skills competence by completing our “Medical Exercise Skills Checklist”. You should attend the Medical Exercise Skills workshop if your score is less than 30.

MES Advanced Skills Workshop Schedule
Day One:
7:30am – 8:00am Registration/Instructions
8:00am – 12:00pm MET Basic Skills Training
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 6:00pm MET Administrative Skills
Day Two:
8:00am – 12:00pm Regional MET Skills (upper extremity & c-spine skills)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 6:00pm Regional MET Skills (lower extremity & l-spine skills)
Medical Exercise Specialist Advanced Skills Workshop

METI Mission Statement

To "Bridge the Gap Between Healthcare and Fitness" by providing forums to educate fitness professionals to work cooperatively with medical professionals to develop safe and effective fitness and conditioning programs for clients with musculoskeletal, neurological, metabolic and cardiovascular conditions. The effectiveness of these fitness programs is based on functional outcome measures universally understood by medical professionals, fitness professionals and insurance carriers. The goal is to make medical exercise training the next logical step for clients and medical professionals after discharge from physical therapy, chiropractic care and medical care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about the PRCS certification.

What does a certified PRCS do?

  • Develop post rehab services for over 20 medical conditions including diabetes; hypertension; lumbar disc herniation (back pain); osteoarthritis; shoulder impingement; total hip or total knee replacement and many others.
  • Perform a 12-point musculoskeletal screening on the post rehab client.
  • Understand the basic anatomy and pathology for the conditions found in the upper and lower extremity, spine and as well as other common medical conditions.
  • Understand the impact of exercise on common medical conditions.
  • Understand the role and scope of practice for the fitness professional when working with post rehab and medical exercise clients.
  • Identify red flags and warning signs that indicate the client is in need of evaluation or treatment from a licensed medical professional.
  • Develop an effective post rehab-marketing program to establish relationships with medical professionals in your local community.

Should I get PRCS certified?

YES! The PRCS certification is recommended for the fitness professional that wants to begin offering post rehab services but not as an area of primary specialization. Simply stated, the PRCS certification is for YOU if you’re looking to increase your client base. Click on the below link to register for the Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist Track of the MEST Series or call 1-888-610-0923.

What skills will I learn in the MES Advanced Skills Workshop?

Blood Pressure/Vital Signs Assessments Blood Glucose Assessment
Shoulder ROM Assessment Shoulder Muscle Strength Assessment
Shoulder Functional Scale Assessment (Shoulder Strength Scale) Balance/Gait Assessment (Tinetti & Berg Scales)
MET Goals Assessment (Short/Long Term Goals) Postural Assessment
Medical History Assessment Hip ROM Assessment
Hip Muscle Strength Assessment Hip Functional Scale Assessment (Harris Hip Scale)
Knee ROM Assessment Knee Muscle Strength Assessment
Knee Functional Scale Assessment (Lysholm’s Scale) Musculoskeletal Screening Assessment
Job Site Analysis Assessment Condition Anatomy/Pathology Assessment
Elbow/Wrist/Hand ROM Assessment Elbow/Wrist/Hand Muscle Strength Assessment
Elbow/Wrist/Hand Functional Scale Assessment Cardiovascular Assessment
Medical Exercise Protocol Selection Assessment Exercise Progression/Intensity
Progress Report Writing Functional Status Index Assessment
Assessment Summary Report Post Rehab Red Flag Assessment
Post Rehab Professional Role Delineation Exercise Equipment Selection
Risk Factor Assessment Par-Q Assessment
Client Demographic Intake Assessment Regional Functional Scale Selection/Assessment
Pain Assessment Body Fat Assessment
Client Cognitive Assessment Client Medication Assessment
Ankle/Foot ROM Assessment Ankle/Foot Muscle Strength Assessment
Ankle/Foot Functional Scale Assessment Cervical Spine ROM Assessment
Cervical Spine Muscle Strength Assessment Cervical Spine Oswestry Assessment
Spinal Stability Assessment Lumbar Spine ROM Assessment
Lumbar Spine Muscle Strength Assessment Lumbar Spine Oswestry Assessment
Medical Terminology Interpretation CPR/First Aid Certification
Medical Referral Assessment Application of PNF Techniques

What skills will I learn in the MES Advanced Skills Workshop?

  • Blood Pressure/Vital Signs Assessments
  • Blood Glucose Assessment
  • Shoulder ROM Assessment
  • Shoulder Muscle Strength Assessment
  • Shoulder Functional Scale Assessment (Shoulder Strength Scale)
  • Balance/Gait Assessment (Tinetti & Berg Scales)
  • MET Goals Assessment (Short/Long Term Goals)
  • Postural Assessment
  • Medical History Assessment
  • Hip ROM Assessment
  • Hip Muscle Strength Assessment
  • Hip Functional Scale Assessment (Harris Hip Scale)
  • Knee ROM Assessment
  • Knee Muscle Strength Assessment
  • Knee Functional Scale Assessment (Lysholm’s Scale)
  • Musculoskeletal Screening Assessment
  • Job Site Analysis Assessment
  • Condition Anatomy/Pathology Assessment
  • Elbow/Wrist/Hand ROM Assessment
  • Elbow/Wrist/Hand Muscle Strength Assessment
  • Elbow/Wrist/Hand Functional Scale Assessment
  • Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Medical Exercise Protocol Selection Assessment
  • Exercise Progression/Intensity
  • Progress Report Writing
  • Functional Status Index Assessment
  • Assessment Summary Report
  • Post Rehab Red Flag Assessment
  • Post Rehab Professional Role Delineation
  • Exercise Equipment Selection
  • Risk Factor Assessment
  • Par-Q Assessment
  • Client Demographic Intake Assessment
  • Regional Functional Scale Selection/Assessment
  • Pain Assessment
  • Body Fat Assessment
  • Client Cognitive Assessment
  • Client Medication Assessment
  • Ankle/Foot ROM Assessment
  • Ankle/Foot Muscle Strength Assessment
  • Ankle/Foot Functional Scale Assessment
  • Cervical Spine ROM Assessment
  • Cervical Spine Muscle Strength Assessment
  • Cervical Spine Oswestry Assessment
  • Spinal Stability Assessment
  • Lumbar Spine ROM Assessment
  • Lumbar Spine Muscle Strength Assessment
  • Lumbar Spine Oswestry Assessment
  • Medical Terminology Interpretation
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Medical Referral Assessment
  • Application of PNF Techniques

How do I complete the PRCS Track?

Here’s how it works – the PRCS Track consists of 33 lessons. Each lesson has an accompanying video, lesson guide and a lesson quiz. Simple download each component of the lesson, review the lesson, complete the quiz, and submit your answers via email. If you select the “Standard PRCS option, each week you will receive a new PRCS lesson. If you opt for the Accelerated PRCS option you can download all 33 lessons immediately and later take the final PRCS exam. The PRCS exam is included in your registration fee.

How do I register for the PRCS Track?

The PRCS Track is available now just click the button below with the best option for you!! Become part of the fastest growing arena in the health and fitness industry…Post Rehab Fitness. Remember…”Exercise is Key to Long-Term Management of Most Medical Conditions”. Register now and start building your PRCS practice while you help your clients function better with less pain and allow you to connect with medical professionals in your community. All this from the Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist Track!!
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