Course Overview


This 3-day course presents a step-by-step approach for precision therapeutic exercise dosing. To help therapists build clinical reasoning skills in exercise prescription, therapeutic exercise design, dosing and delivery are taught with an emphasis on the “why” and “how” rather than on specific exercises. As hands-on professions, practical lab components using real clinical scenarios are mixed with interactive discussion-based lectures for skills that can be applied right away in the clinic. Therapeutic exercise dosing starts with the skill set to perform valid and reliable hand-held dynamometric measurements. Hand-held dynamometry is presented as a comprehensive framework for initial assessment, biomechanical evaluation and the starting point for precision exercise dosing. The skillset is practiced and mastered to be administered efficient and effective in daily clinical practice. The fundamental course includes the 240-page hard-cover book: Hand-Held dynamometry: Guidelines for daily clinical practice. To achieve optimal outcomes, we urge clinicians to move beyond symptom moderation alone This course focuses on delivering meaningful improvements for clients in 4 outcome domains: symptom moderation; impairment correction; subjective functional performance; and objective functional performance. Further, we teach a systematic structure of inter- and intra-treatment session progression to achieve outcomes at three levels: normalization, optimization and performance.

Available Sessions


Key Topics


All modules are a combination of lecture and lab. Day 1

The MET-odology

  • Background
  • The use of frameworks
The Clinical Framework
  • The International Classification of Function (ICF) framework
  • 4 Clinical Outcome Domains

Day 2

Hand-Held Dynamometry (HHD)

  • HHD in daily clinical practice
  • Movement-bias Tests
  • Strength Ratios
  • Strength Profiles

Day 3

Medical Exercise Therapy

  • Therapeutic Exercise (TE) vs General Exercise (GE)
  • Implementation Constructs
MET Dosing
  • From hand-held dynamometry to Clinical Fatigue Test
  • Therapeutic exercise dosing

Recommended Pre-Course Work


Course reading materials provided by MET following registration.

Watch the motion picture Apollo 13.

Course Overview


This 2-day course presents a step-by-step approach for precision therapeutic exercise dosing. To help therapists build clinical reasoning skills in exercise prescription, therapeutic exercise design, dosing and delivery are taught with an emphasis on the “why” and “how” rather than on specific exercises. As hands-on professions, practical lab components using real clinical scenarios are mixed with interactive discussion-based lectures for skills that can be applied right away in the clinic. Therapeutic exercise dosing starts with the skill set to perform valid and reliable hand-held dynamometric measurements. Hand-held dynamometry is presented as a comprehensive framework for initial assessment, biomechanical evaluation and the starting point for precision exercise dosing. The skillset is practiced and mastered to be administered efficient and effective in daily clinical practice. The fundamental course includes the 240-page hard-cover book: Hand-Held dynamometry: Guidelines for daily clinical practice. To achieve optimal outcomes, we urge clinicians to move beyond symptom moderation alone This course focuses on delivering meaningful improvements for clients in 4 outcome domains: symptom moderation; impairment correction; subjective functional performance; and objective functional performance. Further, we teach a systematic structure of inter- and intra-treatment session progression to achieve outcomes at three levels: normalization, optimization and performance.

Available Sessions


Schedule


All modules are a combination of lecture and lab. Day 1

The MET-odology

  • Background
  • The use of frameworks
The Clinical Framework
  • The International Classification of Function (ICF) framework
  • 4 Clinical Outcome Domains

Day 2

Hand-Held Dynamometry (HHD)

  • HHD in daily clinical practice
  • Movement-bias Tests
  • Strength Ratios
  • Strength Profiles

Day 3

Medical Exercise Therapy

  • Therapeutic Exercise (TE) vs General Exercise (GE)
  • Implementation Constructs
MET Dosing
  • From hand-held dynamometry to Clinical Fatigue Test
  • Therapeutic exercise dosing

Recommended Pre-Course Work


Course reading materials provided by MET following registration.

Watch the motion picture Apollo 13.