Medical exercise helps those dealing with pain-filled or limited movements to regain pain-free movement. Often times our clients come to us when they are not able to return to their favorite activities after completing physical therapy or undergoing surgery.
We can work with the source of the injury- not just the injury itself- to re-train faulty movement patterns, restore muscle balance, and prevent re-injury.
We do not diagnose or treat any medical conditions; we manage medical conditions and associated muscular imbalances with exercise.
Exercises may include any or all of the following: strength training, flexibility training, spinal or joint stabilization training, and functional conditioning.
With advanced training in the anatomy, pathology and biomechanics of common medical conditions, our medical exercise specialists develop safe and effective programs to help you recover from your physical challenges.
You may have heard it summarized this way before: "it bridges the gap between physical therapy and physical training."
We found the following comprehensive list of What A Medical Exercise Specialist does from the Medical Exercise Training Institute to be very helpful:
- Perform safe and effective fitness assessments on clients with medical disorders without causing exacerbation of the condition.
- Perform a 12-point musculoskeletal screening on a medical exercise/post rehab client.
- Understand the related anatomy, pathology and biomechanics of common medical conditions.
- Understand how common medical conditions respond to exercise.
- Develop safe and effective conditioning programs for clients with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.
- Apply safe and effective medical exercise techniques for the upper and lower extremity and spine.
- Communicate effectively with medical professionals and insurance carriers.
- Identify the red flags and warning signs that indicate the client is in need of evaluation or treatment from a licensed medical professional.
- Understand the role and scope of practice for the medical exercise professional when working with post rehab and medical exercise clients.
- Perform a functional assessment on the post rehab client to determine the client’s functional abilities as a means of evaluating the effectiveness of the post rehab program
- Document both assessment and training sessions using standardized medical exercise administrative forms and methods.
We specialize in common orthopedic conditions, including back and neck pain, as well as osteoarthritis and joint pain/injury.
The most common issues that we see include:
Soft Tissue Disorders
- Cervical Strain/ Disc herniation
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Lumbar Strain/ Lumbar Disc Herniation
- Illio-Tibial Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)
- Impingement Syndrome
- Patello-Femoral Syndrome
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Cervical Fusion
- Cervical Laminectomy
- Lumbar Fusion
- Lumbar Laminectomy
- Total Hip replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
Anyone who is medically stable may participate in medical exercise. Medically stable implies that your condition is no longer considered acute, and in need of medical attention. If you are unsure whether you are a good candidate for medical exercise, please consult with your doctor.
Medical exercise can resolve pain and restore full mobility, but much of that depends upon you. Adherence to the recommended program, including attendance to in-office sessions, as well as compliance with your daily home exercise program is critical to your success. Although we can’t guarantee your individual results, our practitioners should be able to give you a good idea about whether medical exercise can help you after a brief discussion. To request a free 15 minute call with our medical exercise specialists, click here.
You do not need a referral. Just request a Free Phone Consult and one of our medical exercise specialists will learn more about your goals and challenges.
Even though it is not required, we often have physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors and massage therapists refer their patients or clients to us.
We believe that communicate with your healthcare professionals is important. Our assessments and monthly re-assessments will be sent to your Team so that we can coordinate and provide the best care for you.
Unfortunately, no. At this point the health care system does not reimburse for Medical Exercise and Post Rehab Training. We do have patients that have used FSAs and HSAs accounts for our services.
Payment is due at or before your appointment. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.
At Re-Kinect, we don’t stop with exercise instruction. During your journey with us, you will learn about your condition—what activities, movements and postures put you at risk for relapse, and how to modify how you work, play and live, to continue to move better. You will learn exercises that are truly “body maintenance” exercises, to be performed daily, long after you stop seeing us, and you will learn exercises and stretches to use when you have a set-back. We want to empower you to start living again. If you continue to employ what you learned after you leave us, you should enjoy pain-free activity for the long term.
We would be happy to talk to you. You can call our office at
804-823-9600 or request a call here.
Welcome to Re-Kinect! We want you to be comfortable here, so here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your time with us.
- Wear clothes that are easy to move in. There is no dress code, but restrictive clothing can hamper your ability to get the most out of your exercises.
- Please bring a current list of medications and any surgery or imaging reports that are relevant to your condition.
- There are cubbies in each of the rooms for you to store your shoes and small personal items.
- Please plan to get here a few minutes before your exercise session to complete any warm-up stretches or exercises prior to your exercise session. We may still go through them to check form and technique, but we won’t take up valuable time practicing the reps you could do on your own.
- Please let us know if you need water. We keep cold water available for all clients.
We hope you enjoy working with us at Re-Kinect. We look forward to working with you!
Don’t hesitate to call, text, or email your specialist if you have questions between sessions. There is no need to omit an exercise or wonder “if you’ve got it right” between sessions.