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Medical Fitness Tour: Chicago, IL

Join us Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 in Chicago, IL at the Hilton Chicago, as part of the Club Industry Show 2018. This two day event will offer fitness & allied health professionals an opportunity to grow their knowledge in the field of medical fitness. We’re excited to welcome experts in the fields who will present on a wide range of topics in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic disease/medical conditions.

Medical Fitness Tour Chicago registration includes:

  • Nine educational sessions with CEC’s
  • Two 90-minute lunch & learn discussion groups
  • Networking and Expo
  • Complimentary 1-year professional MedFit Network Membership ($169 value!) MFN is a national registry of fitness, wellness and allied health professionals. (MFN membership for new members only)
  • Free access to select Club Industry events:
    • Exhibit Hall (Thursday-Friday)
    • Welcome Reception
    • Thursday’s Keynote
    • Networking Nightcap
    • Morning workouts
How to Reverse Chronic Disease and Degeneration while Building Your Bottom Line

With the uncertainty regarding the future of the Health Care System, physicians and private practices are looking for solutions during these fearful and uncertain economical times. There is fear that the Affordable Health Care Act will make it difficult for private practices to survive, and for doctors to make the living they deserve. Facts are, with rising costs, reimbursements are sure to be cut. Fortunately there is a new cash based model that doctors are implementing that can have both a positive financial outcome for your practice but it provides a solution to rising health care costs by reducing obesity. In 2018, CMS will be releasing the Diabetes Prevention Program aimed at adding wellness and preventative services to help combat the rising cost of health care and as a solution to manage and prevent chronic disease.

J.R. Burgess is the CEO of Rejuv Medical and MedFit. In 2009, he partnered with Dr. Joel Baumgartner, MD with the purpose to change the direction of the current healthcare crisis. Together they developed a successful 27,000 sq. ft., integrated medical center that utilizes medical fitness, functional medicine and regenerative orthopedics to restore health and vitality to their patients.
Working with breast cancer patients and survivors requires empathy, compassion, and comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter. This session will give you insight into the practical, hands-on skills needed to guide patients through treatment into recovery and long-term survivorship. No two cancer patients are the same; which is why it’s critical to completely individualize programming.

Learn a comprehensive, step-by-step process from renowned expert Andrea Leonard, president and founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and ACE partner.
How do we train clients safely, effectively and intensely with joint replacements? With our ever exploding aging population, clients with joint replacements are becoming commonplace. There is no need to fear working with clients with joint replacements, but having a few unique tips and tactics will help, especially when dealing with clients with hip and knee replacements.

Co-Founder of the Functional Aging Institute, Dan has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial and university/hospital-based fitness, for-profit, not for-profit and educational facilities. His primary areas of expertise are in personal training for special populations: athletes, pregnancy, blind, stroke recovery, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimers, etc.
Lunch & Learn Panel
: How to Create Relationships with Medical & Allied Health Professionals

Panelists: J.R. Burgess, Dr. Evan Osar, and Dan Ritchie
  • Explore the biggest threat to the quality life of older adults: devastating falls. Learn how to assess older clients/patients for fall risk using three validated functional assessments. This will include training on objective scoring and movement analysis for each assessment which are essential in developing the most effective exercise program for each individual. Attendees will be given a systematic Fall Prevention Program Matrix that can be used to program for their clients/patients.

    Christian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of San Francisco, and has published scientific articles on exercise programming for older adults.
    Regroup after dinner and unwind from the day with a little dessert and a nightcap. Relax and network with your peers. Part of the Club Industry Show. Included in your Medical Fitness Tour registration
    The need for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic disease continues to outpace the qualified resources available to serve those who need it most. Despite more accessible information and education and a more widely accepted holistic approach to health, there is a significant gap between the care a patient receives and the healthy lifestyle habits that can prevent and manage disease. There are exciting and limitless opportunities for healthcare professionals from all corners of the care continuum and highly-qualified fitness professionals to collaborate and work in synergy to have a direct impact on the growing national health crisis.
    This session reviews the basic principles of longevity science and the scientific evidence showing we can win the war on cancer right now, with adherence to a diet-style rich in anti-cancer phytochemicals; which also prevents against heart disease, strokes and dementia.

    Learning Objectives
    • Use Nutrient per Calorie Density to structure dietary recommendations and understand how nutritional science can impact the aging process and prevent disease
    • Understand the differences between various high-carbohydrate foods that affects their influence on health.
    • Identify foods that positively and negatively affect hormones that contribute to disease and premature aging.
    • Identify the foods with the most powerful effects to prevent cancer and how to incorporate those foods into one’s dietary portfolio
    Dr. Furhman is a board-certified family physician, best-selling author and nutritional researcher, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods.
    Brunch & Learn Discussion
    : Eat and Cook To Live – Nutritional Science In Your Kitchen.

    Moderated by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
    This session will cover assessments and corrective exercises appropriate for personal trainers working with clients with the following: Parkinson's Disease, Fibromyalgia, Rhuematoid and Osteoarthritis, Soft Tissue pathologies, such as bursitis, tendinitis, fasciitis and continued recovery from minor surgeries post physical therapy.

    Dr. Butler is a fitness professional with over 20 years experience, as well as a licensed Medical and Sports Massage Therapist. At her facility, she works to improve the lives of wounded warriors that have survived traumatic brain injuries and/ or spinal cord injuries.
    J.R. Burgess is the CEO of Rejuv Medical and MedFit. In 2009, he partnered with Dr. Joel Baumgartner, MD with the purpose to change the direction of the current healthcare crisis. Together they developed a successful 27,000 sq. ft., integrated medical center that utilizes medical fitness, functional medicine and regenerative orthopedics to restore health and...
    A fitness professional for over 20 years, Dr. Tonya Butler began her career in fitness as a Master Fitness Trainer in the United States Army. Dr. Butler served as a tenured professor at the University of North Georgia teaching courses in exercise science and recreation and leisure studies. As a national speaker, Dr. Butler presents...
    Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, best-selling author and nutritional researcher, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. He has been an active family medicine clinician for over 25 years. He is the author of 9 books, 5 that have been on the NY Times bestseller list (* noted below)....
    Andrea Leonard is the Founder and President of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute. Andrea is certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and a Performance Enhancement Specialist by The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), as a personal trainer by The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the American...
    Evan Osar is the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification designed specifically to aid the fitness professional establish themselves as an invaluable part of their client’s health care team. In addition to his chiropractic degree, Dr. Osar has earned national certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM),...
    Dan Ritchie, PhD Dan is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a FallProof Balance and Mobility Enhancement Specialist and an Enhance Fitness Master Trainer. He has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial, university and hospital based fitness centers. He is currently owner and manager of Miracles Fitness,...
    Christian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of San Francisco and the owner of Thompson Fitness Solutions, LLC.  Christian has published scientific articles on exercise programming for older adults in peer-reviewed journals such as Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, and Journal of Applied Research....
    Lindsay Vastola, NSCA-CPT, has served as editor for PFP media since 2011 and is founder and president of Body Project (2007), a custom fitness and lifestyle company headquartered in Robbinsville, New Jersey. As a keynote and wellness program consultant for companies across industries and speaker at industry events including Club Industry, NSCA, Fitness Business Summit...
    2-Day Registration
    $299.00
    PURCHASE

    Includes sessions and discussion groups on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26

    Includes access to Club Industry events: Exhibit Hall, Welcome Reception, Networking Nightcap and Morning workouts

    Registration is run through Club Industry. Clicking the Purchase button will open their ticket site in a new tab/window. Once you input your registration info, select "Medical Fitness Tour" under Co-Located events

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    Chicago Essex Inn
    Address: 800 S Michigan Ave.
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    Rates from $89
    Less than 1 block from venue

    Best Western Grant Park Hotel
    Address: 1100 S Michigan Ave
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    Rates from $188
    Less than 3 blocks from venue

    Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
    Address: 65 E Harrison St
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    Rates from $169, with shared room
    0.2 mile from venue

    HI Chicago Hostel
    Address: 1226, 24 E Congress Pkwy
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    Rates from $37, with shared room
    Less than 0.5 mile from venue

    Chicago South Loop Hotel
    Address: 11 W 26th St
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    Rates from $239
    2 miles from venue

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