The 2012 International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists Conference was held in Quebec in October 2012. Gray Cook was a keynote speaker. His talk, which provides an overview of his current thinking of Functional Movement Systems, was recorded and provided to us by the Canadian Physical Therapists Association, which you’ll find at physiotherapy.ca.
This is a free talk, complements of the Canadian Physical Therapists Association.
You can listen to it here, download the transcript here or put this lecture product in your basket to download through the normal checkout process.
“In physical therapy when we’re dealing with people from birth to three years of age, we don’t obsess with a goniometer and a manual muscle test. We look at developmental milestones. As long as a child meets that window—as long as children are crawling, rolling and standing by a certain age— because they made the milestone, we don’t obsess on the minute details and impairments. They did it in their own ways, yet they still fit some degree of normalcy.
“If those milestones help us successfully manage, treat and diagnose from birth to three, what happens to those milestones when we’re managing people beyond age three?” ~Gray Cook
Duration: 44 minutes; Transcript: 16 pages; Mp3 file size: 29 MBs
• Biomarkers for Injury Risk (2:50)
• Finding out What’s Acceptable (6:15)
• Asymptomatic does not Equal Functional (8:35)
• Reset, Reinforce, Reload (12:10)
• Two Mistakes to Learn From (16:00)
• Clinical Tests, Performance Tests, Movement Tests (23:30)
• Standard Operating Procedure (27:25)
• The Functional Movement Screen (31:15)
• The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (35:00)
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Gray Cook consults with professional and university coaches and athletes, and teaches on various aspects of physical therapy, sports medicine and performance enhancement. His over-riding philosophy is that movement professionals must first understand human movement patterns. He’s the author of Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies and Athletic Body in Balance and the creator of over a dozen DVD packages. His two main websites are GrayCook.comand Functionalmovement.com.