What is a Medical Exercise Specialist?

Medical Exercise SpecialistA Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) is a specially trained fitness professional who works with clients who present a wide range of medical conditions. These “post rehab” clients normally are referred to a fitness professional after they have completed a rehabilitation program and now need a fitness program tailored to their particular medical condition.

The MES develops safe and effective conditioning programs for clients with musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological or metabolic disorders. MES’s are found working in hospital-based wellness and fitness centers, corporate fitness centers, physical therapy clinics, chiropractic offices, health clubs, gyms, personal training studios and in clients’ homes.

Conditions the MES is trained to provide services for include:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • AC Joint Separation
  • ACL Rupture
  • Ankle Fx/Sprain
  • Asthma
  • Bicipital Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Cervical Strain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • High Blood Pressure, Hypertension
  • High Cholesterol
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Knee Meniscus Tear
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myocardial Infarct
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patella Tendon Rupture
  • Patello-Femoral Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Patellectomy
  • PCL Rupture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolethesis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture
Craig Johnson is a Medical Exercise Specialist, certified by the American Academy of Health, Fitness & Rehabilitation Professionals (AAHFRP).

The Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) is the world’s first certification program for post rehab fitness trainers. The MES is now considered the “gold standard” certification for post rehab professionals, more than 10,000 participants around the world have successfully completed AAHFRP’s training/certification seminars.

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