MET 1: Precision Therapeutic Exercise Dosing

This 3 day course introduces the MET framework for implementing clinical best practice rehabilitation within a value-based delivery system.  Students will learn the why and how MET delivers clinically meaningful improvements in all four outcome domains: symptom moderation; impairment correction; subjective functional performance; and objective functional performance.

Objectives

  • Apply the International Classification of Function (ICF) to capture a patient’s movement and function health.
  • Select measurements in 4 outcome domains (symptom, body function, subjective function and objective function domains) to direct treatment interventions.
  • Use hand-held dynamometry to establish a patient’s strength profile.
  • Perform hand-held dynamometry and the Clinical Fatigue Test (CFT) to establish the appropriate therapeutic exercise dose for neuro-muscular performance.

MET 2: Therapeutic Exercise Design and Delivery

Building on MET 1, this 3 day course furthers the step-by-step approach for therapeutic exercise design and delivery.

Objectives

  • Select a patient’s presentation and symptom profile (nociceptive, peripheral sensitization, neuropathic, nociplastic) to ensure appropriate exercise selection and progression.
  • Model the continuum of care model: biomechanical - biopsychosocial to facilitate therapeutic exercise adherence.
  • Apply biomechanical principles and hand-held dynamometry for appropriate therapeutic exercise design.
  • Perform the Expanded Test of Sensory Integration and Balance and Dual Task Learning to appropriately challenge the sensory-neuro-motor control system.

Hand-Held Dynamometry

In this course, we address the research that’s been done to underpin the basis for hand-held dynamometry. Based, in part, on the research that we published in Hand-Held Dynamometry: Guidelines for Daily Clinical Practice, this course will help students obtain the skill set for using a handheld dynamometer as a valid and reliable assessment tool in daily clinical practice. The different instruments, assessment, and utilization modes are examined. With a mix of lecture and extensive lab practice, this course enables clinicians to immediately implement the use of clinical dynamometry.

Objectives

  • Define the quantities of mass, force, internal and external torque, torque ratios
  • Identify 2 reasons for using handheld dynamometry in addition to manual muscle testing
  • Distinguish when to use a break technique vs. a make technique
  • Analyze the existing research on validity and reliability of handheld dynamometry
  • Identify how to increase reliability with the technique by standardizing the position of the patient, the provider, and the instrument.
  • Justify handheld dynamometry as a tool for clinical documentation, demonstrating progress, and patient motivation
  • Interpret the results of a handheld dynamometer test assessing strength with movement bias
  • Interpret the results of a handheld dynamometer test assessing strength with muscle/muscle group bias
  • Interpret the results of a handheld dynamometer test assessing the initial resistance for a Clinical Fatigue Test
  • Interpret the results of a handheld dynamometer test assessing strength for each of the following: upper quadrant, lower quadrant and spine

MET 1: Precision Therapeutic Exercise Dosing

This 3 day course introduces the MET framework for implementing clinical best practice rehabilitation within a value-based delivery system.  Students will learn the why and how MET delivers clinically meaningful improvements in all four outcome domains: symptom moderation; impairment correction; subjective functional performance; and objective functional performance.

Objectives

  • Apply the International Classification of Function (ICF) to capture a patient’s movement and function health.
  • Select measurements in 4 outcome domains (symptom, body function, subjective function and objective function domains) to direct treatment interventions.
  • Use hand-held dynamometry to establish a patient’s strength profile.
  • Perform hand-held dynamometry and the Clinical Fatigue Test (CFT) to establish the appropriate therapeutic exercise dose for neuro-muscular performance.
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MET 2: Therapeutic Exercise Design and Delivery

Building on MET 1, this 3 day course furthers the step-by-step approach for therapeutic exercise design and delivery.

Objectives

  • Select a patient’s presentation and symptom profile (nociceptive, peripheral sensitization, neuropathic, nociplastic) to ensure appropriate exercise selection and progression.
  • Model the continuum of care model: biomechanical - biopsychosocial to facilitate therapeutic exercise adherence.
  • Apply biomechanical principles and hand-held dynamometry for appropriate therapeutic exercise design.
  • Perform the Expanded Test of Sensory Integration and Balance and Dual Task Learning to appropriately challenge the sensory-neuro-motor control system.
RegisterLearn More

Hand-Held Dynamometry

In this course, we address the research that’s been done to underpin the basis for hand-held dynamometry. Based, in part, on the research that we published in Hand-Held Dynamometry: Guidelines for Daily Clinical Practice, this course will help students obtain the skill set for using a handheld dynamometer as a valid and reliable assessment tool in daily clinical practice. The different instruments, assessment, and utilization modes are examined. With a mix of lecture and extensive lab practice, this course enables clinicians to immediately implement the use of clinical dynamometry.

Objectives

  • Define the quantities of mass, force, internal and external torque, torque ratios
  • Identify 2 reasons for using handheld dynamometry in addition to manual muscle testing
  • Distinguish when to use a break technique vs. a make technique
  • Analyze the existing research on validity and reliability of handheld dynamometry
  • Identify how to increase reliability with the technique by standardizing the position of the patient, the provider, and the instrument.
  • Justify handheld dynamometry as a tool for clinical documentation, demonstrating progress, and patient motivation
  • Interpret the results of a handheld dynamometer test assessing strength with movement bias
  • Interpret the results of a handheld dynamometer test assessing strength with muscle/muscle group bias
  • Interpret the results of a handheld dynamometer test assessing the initial resistance for a Clinical Fatigue Test
  • Interpret the results of a handheld dynamometer test assessing strength for each of the following: upper quadrant, lower quadrant and spine
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Host a MET Course

If you have more than 10 providers, hosting a course on-site could prove to be a cost-effective way for practitioners to earn continuing education and save valuable time. Our standard fee covers all costs associated with the courses for up to 20 participants. Advantages include:
  • Your clinic will have a universal approach to value-based delivery of care
  • Courses are typically held over the weekend so not to disrupt client care
  • Courses are scheduled on dates that work best for you
  • Instructors come to you and provide the courses on-site
  • All costs associated with the courses are included in our standard fee (travel and lodging, honorarium, course manuals etc.)
  • Offering the course to therapists from other facilities, will allow you to collect fees to help off-set your costs

Host a MET Course

If you have more than 10 providers, hosting a course on-site could prove to be a cost-effective way for practitioners to earn continuing education and save valuable time. Our standard fee covers all costs associated with the courses for up to 20 participants. Advantages include:
  • Your clinic will have a universal approach to value-based delivery of care
  • Courses are typically held over the weekend so not to disrupt client care
  • Courses are scheduled on dates that work best for you
  • Instructors come to you and provide the courses on-site
  • All costs associated with the courses are included in our standard fee (travel and lodging, honorarium, course manuals etc.)
  • Offering the course to therapists from other facilities, will allow you to collect fees to help off-set your costs

Course Curriculum


LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

MET 1: EssentialMET 2: AdvancedHandheld-Dynamometry: Mastery

Course Curriculum


LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

MET 1: EssentialMET 2: AdvancedHandheld-Dynamometry: Mastery

Bring a Friend

Bring a friend or register for more than one course and receive a 10% discount on your registrations. There is no limit to the number of friends you may bring, however some restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details and other available discounts.

Bring a Friend

Bring a friend or register for more than one course and receive a 10% discount on your registrations. There is no limit to the number of friends you may bring, however some restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details and other available discounts.

Clinic Certification Package

Host the certification curriculum in an 18 month period and receive a Steens standard pulley, multipurpose bench and a double pulley for free. Please contact us for details.

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MET Hand and Wrist

Clinic Certification Package

MET Hand and Wrist

Host the certification curriculum in an 18 month period and receive a Steens standard pulley, multipurpose bench and a double pulley for free. Please contact us for details.

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Cancellation Policy


Please make your cancellation in writing. A full refund minus a ten percent administrative fee will be provided for cancellations prior than three weeks of the course date. Cancellations three weeks or less prior to course date result in a: 1) Refund, less a twenty percent administrative fee OR 2) Voucher for a future course MET Seminars reserves the right to cancel or change programs at any time for due cause. Cancellations of a course by MET Seminars will result in a full tuition refund. MET Seminars is not responsible for the refund of travel or lodging expenses under any circumstance.

Cancellation Policy


Please make your cancellation in writing. A full refund minus a ten percent administrative fee will be provided for cancellations prior than three weeks of the course date. Cancellations three weeks or less prior to course date result in a: 1) Refund, less a twenty percent administrative fee OR 2) Voucher for a future course MET Seminars reserves the right to cancel or change programs at any time for due cause. Cancellations of a course by MET Seminars will result in a full tuition refund. MET Seminars is not responsible for the refund of travel or lodging expenses under any circumstance.

Accreditation

All clinicians who are licensed to provide therapeutic exercises are eligible to attend our courses. CEU’s are available through:Physical TherapyProCert Occupational TherapyIndiana Occupational Therapy AssociationAthletic Trainers​Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) – Category A Academic Credit is available through Andrews University

MET Accreditation

Accreditation

MET Accreditation

All clinicians who are licensed to provide therapeutic exercises are eligible to attend our courses. CEU’s are available through:Physical TherapyProCert Occupational TherapyIndiana Occupational Therapy AssociationAthletic Trainers​Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) – Category A Academic Credit is available through Andrews University