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MEDICAL EXERCISE POSITIONING: A Business Tool Kit

Williamson, Wendy A. Ph.D.

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181c654d4
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LEARNING OBJECTIVE: • This article will provide the definition of medical exercise servicing (MES), the conditions, the medical and fitness professionals, and the common facilities that provide MES and will strategically identify the business tool kits that position the fitness professional for business opportunities to serve MES clients.

This article provides the toolkit to professionally develop the fitness professional and gain insight and understanding of medical exercise servicing. Through the understanding of the medical conditions, medical community, fitness facilities, programming, and scope of practice, the ingredients will be set to prepare and synergize the relationship with the medical community and provide quality service and ROI opportunities.

Wendy A. Williamson, Ph.D., is nationally recognized as a leading educator, writer, and fitness professional and is a sought-after speaker in the areas of general personal training education, medical exercise services, and postrehabilitation. She owns Williamson Fitness Consulting (www.williamsonfitness.com) and is a frequent lecturer for national conventions and trade shows. In 2005 and 2006, the American Council on Exercise recognized Dr. Williamson as one of the leading personal trainers in the nation. Dr. Williamson provides hands-on postrehabilitation training in Wichita, KS.

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