Anatomy and kinesiology are important and you need to know it well, but what comes next? Do you then understand the system that governs movement? In this lecture, physical therapist Gray Cook describes the brain, muscle and joint input and output, and explains how all these come together to drive movement. He then tells us how to identify the driver of poor movement quality, and how to balance correction with stress in order to improve movement quality as well as physical performance.
“What is the driver of bad movement? Does it start in the brain? Does it start in the muscles? Does it start in the joints? Is it part of a spinal cord reflex? Unless we identify the driver, we’re not going to make much change.”~Gray Cook
Duration: 43 minutes; Transcript: 11 pages; Mp3 file size: 93 MBs
• Getting to the Point of Movement (1:30)
• Reflex-Driven Core (6:15)
• Adaptation: Neuromuscular or Hypertrophy? (9:50)
• Finding Asymmetries (16:45)
• How to Make a Change (21:50)
• Movement Algorithm: Managing Dysfunction (25:40)
• Active Correctives (27:50)
• FMS System (34:40)
Here’s a short clip to give you an idea of what this lecture sounds like:
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.com and Functionalmovement.com.