The MFN is a free national online resource directory of fitness and allied healthcare professionals who provide services for those with chronic disease, medical conditions, women’s health issues including, but not limited to:
• Breast Cancer
• Heart Disease
|• Mental Disorders
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Women’s Health
• Respiratory Disease
All professionals promoting their services on this network go through a self-validation process and agree to keep their listing current.
The information contained on the MFN website is provided as a service to the community. We try to provide quality information, but make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or associated with this website. MFN does not endorse any of the providers listed on the website and we suggest conducting due diligence prior to contacting and/or hiring any professional.
When completing a membership profile, potential members must include:
- a profile picture of themselves
- contact info
- place of business
- # years experience
- fee range for their services.
Potential members must meet the following requirements:
ALL PROFESSIONALS MUST:
- Maintain current malpractice or professional liability insurance.
- Have at least one certification or related coursework for one or more of the medical conditions MFN sponsors.
Potential members must also meet the following requirements within their industry:
- Must be a graduate from an accredited acupuncture school
- Must have a current acupuncture license in the state they are providing acupuncture
- Must comply with the Continuing Education units needed for their state licensure (ex. in CA 50 hours every 2 yrs), varies per state
- Must maintain CPR/First Aid certification
- Must be a graduate of an accredited chiropractic college
- Must meet all current educational units; and have passed Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
- Must have an active license issued from the state(s) in which they practice.
- Must meet all yearly continuing education requirements for the state(s) in which they are licensed to practice.
DIETITIAN or NUTRITIONIST
- Dietitians must be certified as a Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Dietitians must be licensed as such, if practicing in a state that has licensure.
- Nutritionists must hold a bachelors or masters degree in Nutrition from an accredited college/university or hold an advanced certification in Nutrition from a nationally recognized organization.
- Must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in fitness or health related field and or possess a certification from a nationally-recognized certification, NCCA or ANSI/ISO accredited program
- Must maintain a current CPR/AED certification
HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH
- Graduate of an ICHWC-Approved Transition program (After January 2020, must be a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach)
- Completed a health & wellness, lifestyle, weight management certification from aa nationally-recognized fitness certification, NCCA or ANSI/ISO accredited program
- Must have completed 500 hours of massage therapy education
- Must have a current state license/permit or national certification
- Must have successfully completed a professional physical therapy education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in a Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
- Must have received a bachelors, masters, or doctorate in physical therapy upon graduation
- Must be licensed in the state in which they practice
- Must maintain the required yearly continuing education units for active licensure
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
- Must maintain a current license in the state(s) in which you practice
- Must be in current good standing with your state licensing board(s)
- Must maintain the required continuing education units for active licensure
YOGA THERAPISTS & YOGA INSTRUCTORS
- Must hold current certification from a nationally/internationally recognized yoga therapy organization. (C-IAYT, PYT)
- Yoga Instructors (group and one-on-one)
- Must have 500-hour training certificate from an accredited organization and 2000 teaching hours
- Must have 300 hours of course work in yoga therapy
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