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Medical Exercise Specialist

I recently wrote the Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) certification exam through the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals. The MES certification provides a great understanding of the rehabilitation protocols, risk factors and guidelines for dealing with clients or athletes who are returning to work or play following an injury. The MES is certified to deal with the rehabilitation of clients and/or athletes who have been cleared by their physiotherapist or chiropractor to begin an exercise program. Combining the MES certification with the Functional Movement Screen has provided me with a great understanding of how to correct movement impairments, rehab injuries and create a well-balanced athlete. It is essential that any athlete returning from an injury has an equal amount of mobility and stability in order to minimize the risk of future injuries.

Brian Shackel, MSc, B.E.S.S., FMS, MES
Founder, Making Stridz Athlete Development