Join us February 8-10, 2019 for Medical Fitness Tour: Irvine, CA!
This 3 day event, hosted at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), 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.
The main conference, Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 includes
- Ten educational sessions with CEC’s
- Two 90-minute lunch & learn discussion groups
- Networking and Expo
- Saturday evening mixer with drinks, appetizers, and music
- 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)
There will be 4 half-day pre-conference workshops available for purchase on Friday, February 8 before the main conference.
Schedule and ticket purchase will be available soon. Check back for details.
This workshop, complete with hands-on exercises and interactive brainstorming, teaches the ambitious career-oriented Personal Trainer to take full responsibility for the development of his or her business.
An emphasis will be placed upon the idea of the business being “separate” from the trainer. In other words, while most personal trainers literally become their businesses, with no distinction between who they are and what they do (a pretty certain road to burnout), students will learn to adopt the adage, “Your Business Should Be The Source of Your Prosperity.”
The workshop is timely as it dives into the opportunities presented by the explosive epidemic of chronic disease (metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, etc.) and exposes the limitations of conventional medical approaches. In exploring the greatest potential of strategic interventions incorporating exercise and nutrition, we discover the power the “specialist” personal fitness trainer can harness in terms of reversing inflammation, improving hormonal balance, and mitigating the markers and symptoms of disease.
The message is one of alignment, a true Allied Health Care effort where personal trainers’ energies and insights complement medical expertise for which we respectfully rely upon physicians and medical specialists.
The first half of the workshop is focused on a rethinking of the disease model, viewing disease escalation as movement along a reversible continuum. This allows for critical thinking and an arrived-upon conclusion that we can facilitate “betterment” moving any client or patient back toward health.
The second half of the workshop will zero in on the true opportunity. We’ll explore the true meaning of “value delivery” as it applies to the relationship between the specialty trainer and the client. We’ll compare foundational business principles with options for specialization and the development of a personalized mission.
Every attendee will leave understanding that he or she has power over creating a business that takes on the intention and energies of the trainer, ultimately becoming a vehicle for financial freedom and prosperity.
Jessica Knurick is a researcher and nutrition educator with a passion for preventive healthcare. Jessica is a registered dietitian with a PhD in physical activity, nutrition, and wellness. She works in Clinical Product & Education at Toolbox Genomics, a company that uses analyzes your unique DNA testing results to give you a personalized, scientific, easy-to-understand Health Action Plan™, a powerful lifestyle plan that will help you make all the right choices.
- 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
How to Create Relationships with Medical & Allied Healthcare Professionals moderated by Phil Kaplan, Dr. Evan Osar & J.R. Burgess
Eat and Cook To Live – Nutritional Science In Your Kitchen moderated by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Learn a comprehensive, step-by-step process from renowned expert Andrea Leonard, president and founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and ACE partner.
During this dynamic, interactive session you will learn the 3-Stage Degenerative Joint Process™ and why so many older adults develop spine and hip issues. Additionally, you will discover the Integrative Movement System Corrective Exercise Strategy™ that covers how to assess and effectively use corrective exercise to address tightness and weakness in the spine and hips. You will leave this session with the ability to incorporate the corrective exercise strategies into the fundamental movement patterns required to safely and effectively progress your older client’s towards accomplishing their health and fitness goals.
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.
Cash bar available
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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.
Main conference (Saturday & Sunday) will be held in the Crystal Cove Auditorium. Lunch & Learns and Expo will be held in Emerald Bay rooms.
Pre-Conference workshops will be held in the Emerald Bay meeting rooms.
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 light appetizers. Cash bar will be available
Lunch is not available for the Friday pre-conference workshops.
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 email@example.com; 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.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Ladder Coach, National Sponsor
MedFit Network, National Sponsor
Personal Fitness Professional (PFP) Media, National Sponsor
Charlotte's Web, Gold Sponsor
The Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education, Gold Sponsor
SpectraCell, Gold Sponsor
Clustas, Silver Sponsor
Edible Education, Silver Sponsor
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
National Osteoporosis Foundation
PT on the Net
Sports & Fitness Insurance Corp
Details coming soon.