2541 Cowan Blvd Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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Exercise is the key to long term management of most medical conditions. Medical Exercise Training (MET) is the next logical step in your recovery. When your pain has mostly subsided, you are able to get around on your own, you have been released from your physical therapists or chiropractor, THEN it is time for us.

Fredericksburg Fitness Studio offers a 90-Day Medical Exercise Training School (METS) that provides preventive and therapeutic services to help with chronic disease management. These chronic diseases include but are not limited to: cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic (thyroid, diabetes,) or musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, etc.

Through medical exercise and lifestyle education, participants will achieve improved function, fitness and cardiopulmonary health. Each protocol-based medical exercise session includes aerobics, strength, flexibility, Pilates and balance training. As a student, you will receive information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing risk factors. There are three different “levels” of schools offered. Level 1 is private, one-on-one, Level 2 is small group condition-based classes, and Level 3 is our Functional Maintenance Training program. Ask your physician if this may be the right program for you, or speak with one of our MedEx Specialists for more details at 540-479-1877.

MEDICAL EXERCISE WILL BENEFIT YOU IF YOU ARE: 

A Post-Rehab Client

is within one year of injury, onset, or surgery

A Recovering Client

is past 1 year of injury, onset, or surgery

A Corrective Exercise Client

has no medical condition, only muscular and/or postural imbalances

A Functional Maintenance Client

seeks to maintain their independence, dignity, and function

PRIMARY MEDICAL

EXERCISE TRAINING

  • Seniors

  • Hypertension, Diabetes, and Obesity

  • Total Joint Replacements

  • Arthritis

  • Spinal Disorders

  • Neurological Issues ie: Parkinsons, MS, epilepsy, stroke, dementia

  • Sports/Orthopedics

  • Cardiovascular/Cardiopulmonary

  • Cancer

  • ACL Rupture

  • Ankle Fracture/Sprain

  • Bicipital Tendonitis

  • Total Hip Replacement

  • Total Knee Replacement

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Shoulder Dislocation

  • Scoliosis

  • Cervical Disc Herniation

  • Lumbar Disc Herniation

  • Spinal Fusion

  • AC Joint Separation

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Tibial Plateau Fracture

  • Tennis or Golfer's Elbow

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Total Shoulder Replacement

  • Patello-Femoral Syndrome

  • Rotator Cuff Tear

  • Cervical Strain

  • Impingement Syndrome

  • Laminectomy

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • Myocardial Infarction

  • Cerebrovascular Accident

  • Parkinson's

  • Multiple Sclerosis

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

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

  • Helps you understand the related anatomy, pathology and biomechanics of common medical conditions.

  • Helps understand how common medical conditions respond to exercise.

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

  • Applies safe and effective medical exercise techniques for the upper and lower extremities and spine.

  • Communicates effectively with medical professionals.

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

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

  • Performs 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.

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

Jennifer, Megan, and Joan have studied under the Executive Board of the Medical Exercise Training Institute and the American Academy of Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation Professionals. This is an extensive certification course taught by Dr. Michael Jones, a PhD and DPT. This course focuses on improving cardiovascular, neurological, musculo-skeletal, and metabolic health. With their combination of degrees and knowledge, these ladies are able to provide effective programs to all types of clients and allow them to GET FIT FOR LIVING LIFE.