MyRehabExercise.com (MRE) was initially conceived as a resource exclusively for clinicians (MD, DC, PT, DO, ND, LAc). The library of easy-access, functional rehab exercise tutorials were thought to be of best use by those interacting with patients.
However, after consideration, it was recognized that the Rehab Renaissance is now spreading to include other allied health disciplines as well. As such, we thought it best that excellent quality corrective exercise video tutorials should be made available to the allied health care specialists (HCS).
We hope this front line application will help to keep the clients of personal trainers and licensed massage therapists from even needing the services of clinicians.
This patient-centered approach hinges on the continued improved cooperation between the clinical and non-clinical professions to help decide when those patient/clients need other professionals brought in for case evaluation. This will be a work in progress, but we’re excited to see the maturation of the personal training and manual therapy professions, and happy to have new team members!
A recent meeting of the Board of Directors 🙂 of MyRehabExercise.com (MRE) took place and functionality of the blog aspect was hotly debated. Previously, the blog was to function as a closed community of subscribers to MRE. After heated discussion, it was unanimously decided that the blog at MRE will be open access to the general population. However, access to the patient education, functional rehab tutorial videos at MyRehabExercise.com will continue to be membership only. Things are still on target for an early summer release date, with a “Charter Level” membership as a likely option. More to come on that.
While the developers continue to do their work, we’ll start the process of spreading the word of functional rehab training with posts here at the MRE Blog.
Site building has begun for MyRehabExercise.com, an innovative way for clinicians to integrate corrective exercise into their practices. Research has demonstrated that patient outcomes are improved for most musculoskeletal conditions when exercise interventions are included. Despite this, many clinicians either don’t incorporate it at all, or they do it poorly. Why? Here’s a few reasons…
1. Exercise instruction is time consuming.
2. Exercise instruction is poorly reimbursed by many third party payors.
3. It takes effort to stay on the edge of the rapidly emerging functional rehab literature.
MyRehabExercise.com will help on all of these fronts! The website contains a library of exercise tutorial videos to which clinicians can refer their patients to. While this does not obviate the need for personal instruction, it does decrease the amount of time necessary in the clinical encounter to train patients. More time can then be utilized performing other valuable services. The net results…
1. Patients experience improved outcomes, and get better faster.
2. Health care costs decrease with decreased need for treatment.
3. Clinicians improve their bottom lines by being more productive in a given clinical encounter.
We’ll let you know as the site grows up and is ready for release in early 2011. Until then, keep on moving!