348 The Future of Medical Fitness with Lisa Dougherty

348 The Future of Medical Fitness with Lisa Dougherty

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Lisa Dougherty is the founder of both the MedFit Network, a free online public resource to find fitness & healthcare professionals, and membership organization and the non-profit MedFit Education Foundation that facilitates education for fitness professionals to work with those with medical conditions, chronic disease, disabilities & women’s health issue

Lisa’s specialty is medical fitness. Medical Fitness professionals help make the transition from medical management and/or physical therapy to a regular physical activity program following a surgery, an injury, a medical diagnosis or exacerbation of a pre-existing condition. They are educated and skilled to work with medical conditions/special needs including those with arthritis, diabetes, neuromuscular disorders, heart disease, lung disease, osteoporosis, orthopedic injury, cancer, Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, and mental disorders.

In 2015, Lisa was a finalist for the 2016 Trainer of the Year for Personal Fitness Professional (PFP) Magazine.

Your Podcast Snapshot

  • The greatest barriers to providers referring their patients to exercise facilities and fitness professionals
  • Raising the creditability and building trust between the fitness business and the medical community
  • The best examples of healthcare and fitness integration to address chronic disease

Resources Our Experts Shared in the Show

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Drug and Alcohol Recovery Fitness Specialist online course


Simon Bungate’s Book Recommendation:
Speed Strength by Joel Smith 

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Lisa Dougherty

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