Medical Fitness Tour: Glassboro, NJ was held April 13-15, 2018. This three day event was hosted at Rowan University and we welcomed in the fields who presented on a range of topics in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic disease/medical conditions.
Recordings of the Medical Fitness Tour: Glassboro, NJ sessions are available purchase.
Self-Myofasical Release (SMR) has been shown to relieve muscle and joint pains and improve flexibility and range of motion. This workshop teaches the fundamentals of myofascia, reviews the latest SMR research and then dives into the TriggerPoint™ SMR movement philosophy using The GRID® Foam Roller. Participants walk away with practical knowledge and hands-on experience coaching and cueing movements that can be scaled to all levels of general health and athletic clients for pre- and post workout foam rolling.
Training includes manual and a foam roller.
Approved for 4 CEUs by NASM, AFAA, ACE, NSCA, and ACSM.
When you think about exercise prescription, does stress management come to mind? If left untreated, stress does many things to the body -- things like causing chronic illness, increasing blood sugar levels in diabetics, creating hypertension, and contributing to obesity. This workshop will teach you how to blend The Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™ program with current exercise science guidelines to increase overall wellness. This is a 4-hour workshop. Robyn Caruso is the founder of The Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™ and Uniquely U Wellness Center™. She is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer and group fitness instructor, a certified health education specialist by (NCHEC), health coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, and a Compassion, Fatigue, Resiliency and Recovery educator.
The current state and uncertainty the Healthcare System brings, has required diligent focus from physicians, private practices and hospital systems, the government and insurance industry to formulate solutions. The current structure brings intense challenges for the entire healthcare system to sustain long-term. The upside is that there is a large opportunity for innovative medical practices and fitness professionals to join forces and to protect their futures by adding cash-based models and preventable care to their current standard. This model is maturing at an extraordinary pace. In 2018, CMS released “The Diabetes Prevention Program” (DPP) creating the first opportunity for preventative services such as personal training, health coaching, and wellness services to be covered by insurance.
The obesity epidemic and the incidence of disease and injury have forced the need for a preventable, medically integrated, outcome-based model of medical fitness. It is our focus, along with MedFit Network, to facilitate bridging the gap between evidence-based health centered treatment and long-term disease prevention strategies. We Incorporated Medical Fitness to Create Change in A Broken System:
At this workshop, you will learn the 6 step “Medical Fitness I.M.P.A.C.T. Plan” ( I=Integration, M=marketing and Sales, P= Personal and Personnel, A=Automation, C=Communication, T= Training Model) that will prepare to you join or develop a sustainable and profitable medical fitness training business. You will leave with a comprehensive business plan and other valuable physical assets that will give you the structure, capabilities and confidence to launch your career to the next level.
We will dive into each of the necessary steps to build your career within several of the following opportunities.
- Becoming employed within an integrated medical system
- Serve as an independent contractor for a medical system
- Partnering with a physician/medical group
- Owning a medical fitness facility and leasing space to medical professionals
- Retirement and Nursing Home Recreational and Fitness Programming
- Create online fitness program parented with medical biometric based outcome tracking technology for personal or corporate wellness program delivery
The musculoskeletal system undergoes many age-related changes. These affect not only bone, but also tendons, ligaments, and joints. The result is all too often injury, pain, and loss of function which in turn can interfere with optimal aging, and the ability to maintain an active fit lifestyle. These structural and functional changes can affect anyone, at any age, but baby-boomers seem particularly vulnerable.
Scientific data continues to mount documenting the fact that many of these musculoskeletal changes are not necessarily related to age per se, nor are they inevitable. Many are preventable, treatable, and even reversible with interventions from simple to high tech. Most health and fitness professionals deal with these issues on a daily basis, and the future of fitness programming necessitates a better understanding of musculoskeletal ailments. There are also simple assessment and screening methods available to detect musculoskeletal “weak-links” which can then serve as the basis for comprehensive preventive and treatment strategies, including exercise modification for those affected or susceptible. Also, current and future approaches for many of these challenging problems will be outlined.
June Chewning has served as an educator, instructor, trainer, elementary physical education teacher, college adjunct professor, and instructor for community fitness and wellness since 1978. She is the president and education director of Fitness Learning Systems, the creator of the Medical Fitness Specialist Certificate Program - Alzheimer's Disease Prevention and Intervention: A Guide to Working with Seniors and People at Risk
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.
Students will learn:
-How to manage these medical conditions through exercise.
-How to talk to and market these services to physicians.
-Effective parameters/protocols to stay within to keep their clients safe.
Brian Richey is a Medical and Corrective Exercise expert and international lecturer
Dr. Evan Osar is a chiropractic physician and the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification, designed specifically to aid the fitness professional in establishing themselves as an invaluable part of their clients' health care team.
Main conference will be held in Business Hall on 10 Mullica Hill Road. (#11 on campus map)
Friday Pre-conference workshops will be held in the Chamberlain Student Center at 201 Mullica Hill Road (#3 on campus map)
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ACE (1.4 max)
ISSA (14 max)
NAFC (1.4 max)
NASM/AFAA (1.4 max)
NFPT (2.8 max)
NCCPT (1.3 max)
Pre-conference workshops are not included in these totals. If CECs are available for pre-cons, they will be provided by the instructor.
If your certifying body is not listed, please check with them for their requirements to petition for credit. Note: ACSM very often accepts courses that are approved by ACE and NASM/AFAA.
Evening mixer on Saturday will have drinks and appetizers.
Lunch is not provided for the Friday pre-conference workshops. Participants in the pre-conference workshops can purchase lunch at a small food court on the lower level of the Student Center. There is also Jersey Mike's Subs or Grill Nation on this level.
For cancellations less than 30 days from the event start date, refunds will be given, less a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the event result in forfeiture of entire registration amount. Alternatively, you may choose to put the balance toward another event and the amount will be kept on file as a credit for up to 1 year.
Cancellation or change requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org; refunds will be processed in a timely manner.
Failure to attend an event without prior notification (i.e., no-show) will result in the forfeiture of the entire registration fee amount.
Cancellation of event attendance will also result in the loss of new membership status for the MedFit Network, if applicable.
Other breakfast eateries can be found on Delsea Drive, about a mile from the venue (A car would be required).
Thank you to our sponsors!
Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation, Gold Sponsor
Balanced Body, Gold Sponsor
MedFit, Gold Sponsor
TriggerPoint™ , Gold Sponsor
Clustas, Silver Sponsor
Power Systems, Silver Sponsor
MedFit Network, National Sponsor
Personal Fitness Professional Media, National Sponsor
Genome Magazine , Supporter
National Osteoporosis Foundation, Supporter
Sports & Fitness Insurance Corporation, Supporter