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At Health and Exercise Prescriptions®, We are trained Medical Exercise Specialists (MES) - We have learned to develop safe and effective conditioning programs for clients with cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and metabolic disorders after discharge from chiropractic care and/or physical therapy.  

Our training as Medical Exercise Specialist has given us information on every aspect of pathology, clinical anatomy, exercise/cardio prescription and assessment guidelines for more than 60 conditions affecting the upper and lower extremities, the spine, the cardiovascular and neurological systems. 

Some of the conditions the MES is trained to manage with exercise:

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Cerebrovascular Accident

  • ACL Rupture

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

  • Ankle Fracture

  • Lumbar Disc Herniation

  • Cervical Strain,

  • Knee Meniscus Tear

  • Patello-Femoral Syndrome

  • Total Hip Replacement

  • Total Knee Replacement

  • Rotator Cuff Tear

  • Impingement Syndrome

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Shoulder Dislocation

  • AC Joint Separation,

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Multiple Sclerosis,

  • Osteoporosis

  • Hypertension

  • Cervical Disc Herniation

  • Diabetes,

  • Patella Tendon Rupture

  • Total Shoulder Replacement

  • Laminectomy

  • Spinal Fusion

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Bicipital Tendinitis

  • Meniscus Tear

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Lateral Stenosis

  • PCL Rupture

  • Tibial Plateau Fracture

  • Piriformis Syndrome

  • IT Band Syndrome

  • Patellectomy

  • Central Stenosis

  • Glenoid Labrum Tear

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Golfer’s Elbow

  • Ankle Sprain

  • Scoliosis



As a Medical Exercise Specialist what can we do to help you?

  • Perform safe and effective fitness assessments on clients with medical disorders without causing exacerbation of the condition.

  • Perform a 12-point musculoskeletal screening on a medical exercise/post rehab client.

  • Understand the related anatomy, pathology and biomechanics of common medical conditions.

  • Understand how common medical conditions respond to exercise.

  • Develop safe and effective conditioning programs for clients with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.

  • Apply safe and effective medical exercise techniques for the upper and lower extremity and spine.

  • Communicate effectively with medical professionals and insurance carriers.

  • Identify the red flags and warning signs that indicate the client is in need of evaluation or treatment from a licensed medical professional.

  • Understand the role and scope of practice for the medical exercise professional when working with post rehab and medical exercise clients.

  • Develop relationships with medical professionals in the local community.

  • Perform a functional assessment on the post rehab client to determine the client’s functional abilities as a means of evaluating the effectiveness of the post rehab program.

  • Document both assessment and training sessions using standardized medical exercise administrative forms and methods.

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