Our Approach to Medical Exercise

By providing guidance, support, and tailored interventions, Scott assists individuals with pre and existing medical conditions to enhance their health outcomes and overall quality of life through the implementation of safe and effective exercise routines.  Scott formulates fitness plans specific to each client’s condition, needs and goals.

Certified Medical Exercise Specialist

As an ACE – Certified Medical Exercise Specialist with a master’s degree in physical education, Scott offers even greater benefits. In addition to specialized knowledge and skills gained through certification training, his advanced degree equips him with a deep understanding of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and therapeutic techniques. Scott’s varied work and life experiences have uniquely qualified him to excel as a certified medical exercise specialist.  He leverages his expertise to effectively support and empower individuals in optimize their health and well-being through personalized exercise programs and lifestyle changes customized to fit each client’s unique condition, goals, and preferences.

Scott understands the importance of collaboration. He can work closely with your healthcare team to ensure that your program aligns with your medical needs and complements existing treatments and therapies.  The ultimate goal for each client is to achieve independence in their health and wellness journey. Through personalized guidance and support, the aim is to empower individuals to take control of their own well-being, make informed decisions, and implement sustainable lifestyle changes. By providing education, encouragement, and necessary tools, Scott helps clients build confidence and self-efficacy enabling them to navigate their health journey with autonomy and resilience.

Benefits of Working with a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
  1. Personalized Exercise Programs: They design tailored exercise programs based on an individual’s health history, medical conditions, and fitness goals, ensuring safety and effectiveness.
  2. Safe Exercise Implementation: Certified specialists provide guidance on proper exercise techniques and monitor clients closely during sessions to prevent injuries and ensure proper form.
  3. Management of Medical Conditions: They help manage symptoms and improve functional abilities for individuals with chronic diseases, orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, and other medical concerns through targeted exercise interventions.
  4. Coordination of Care: Medical exercise specialists collaborate with other healthcare professionals to align exercise programs with overall treatment plans, ensuring a comprehensive approach to health and well-being.
  5. Improved Physical Function: By focusing on strength, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular fitness, they help clients improve physical function, mobility, and overall quality of life.
  6. Support and Motivation: Certified specialists offer ongoing support, encouragement, and motivation to help clients stay committed to their exercise program and achieve their health and fitness goals.
  7. Enhanced Quality of Life: Regular exercise under the guidance of a medical exercise specialist can lead to improvements in mood, energy levels, sleep quality, and overall well-being.
  8. Reduced Risk of Complications: By promoting a healthy lifestyle and providing education on injury prevention and symptom management, they help reduce the risk of complications associated with chronic diseases and medical conditions.
  9. Long-Term Health Benefits: Engaging in regular exercise under the supervision of a medical exercise specialist can lead to long-term health benefits, including reduced risk of chronic diseases, improved cardiovascular health, and enhanced longevity.
  10. Continued Progress and Adaptation: Specialists continuously monitor progress and make adjustments to exercise programs as needed, ensuring ongoing improvement and adaptation to changing health conditions or fitness goals.
Difference Between a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist and Certified Health Coach

Certified Medical Exercise Specialists (CMES) assess clients’ medical history and current health status to design personalized exercise programs tailored to their specific conditions and goals. They monitor progress closely, educate clients on exercise techniques and safety measures, and empower them to take an active role in their health. Collaborating with healthcare teams, CMES professionals ensure coordinated care and may advocate for clients’ needs within the healthcare system. By providing guidance, support, and tailored interventions, CMES professionals assist individuals with medical conditions in enhancing their health outcomes and overall quality of life through the implementation of safe and effective exercise routines.  CMES play the role of a subject matter expert and design a plan specific to a client’s needs.

Certified Health Coaches (CHC) specialize in guiding individuals towards achieving their health and wellness goals through personalized coaching and support a ‘guide by your side’. They work closely with clients to identify areas for improvement in nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep habits, and overall lifestyle choices. Utilizing behavior change techniques, motivational interviewing, and active listening, health coaches empower clients to set realistic goals and develop sustainable strategies to attain them. They provide ongoing encouragement, facilitate accountability, and education to foster lasting positive changes in clients’ health behaviors and overall well-being. By addressing holistic health concerns and promoting self-awareness and empowerment, certified health coaches play a crucial role in helping individuals achieve optimal health and vitality.  Although many health coaches are also subject matter experts, they play a supportive role with their clients and act as a ‘guide by their side’ and only give expert advice when asked or permission is given.

Your Pathway to Healing Habits

To see if Healing Habits may help you, please click on ‘Schedule a Discovery Chat’ below to schedule a free, 15-minute phone chat to determine if working with a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist is right for you. 

Moving forward, an initial 2-hour consultation ($150.00) will include discussion of your previously completed intake questionnaire highlighting specific health conditions, concerns and history.   We will discuss professionally established physical activity guidelines (ex. American Heart Association, American College of Sport Medicine, Center for Disease Control, etc.) specific to your health conditions and concerns.  Program design options that meet your interest and ability will also be part of the conversation.  Together we will complete an established pre-participation screening form to determine if you need a medical release from your physician which will provide additional guidelines for your program development. 

Continuing the journey with Scott’s guidance will consist of purchasing a 5 or 10 sessions package ($300.00 or $500.00 respectively). Sessions last approximately 60-75 minutes and include physical activity instructions as well as discussion on educational resources.

Scott’s time working with you will not be limited to just being together at the initial consultation or individual sessions.  Scott will take the time outside the sessions to develop and modify your personalized program tailored specifically to your health concerns/conditions, present fitness level, professional guidelines and physician recommendations, and especially your personal preferences.  Scott will also be available via text/email for questions, concerns, check-ins and motivational correspondence.  Healing Habits LLC utilizes a HIPPA compliant client portal for communications purposes and client information storage. 

Schedule a Discovery Chat

To see if we may be able to help you, please contact us to schedule a free, 15-minute chat today