Movement & Screening
Movement, by Gray Cook
If you’re looking for the missing puzzle piece to help protect your clients from future injury and to eliminate the roadblocks that hold them back from greater performance, you’ll find Gray Cook’s Functional Movement System as detailed inside the Movement book invaluable.
Inside you’ll discover a system that not only helps you screen and assess a person’s movement quality, but also a system that helps you identify the corrective strategies needed to help protect your clients from injury and help them move better.
If you’ve ever wanted to—
- understand why people get injured, and why their pain keeps returning
- improve your patient’s recovery process
- give people a strong foundation before loading them with weights
- eliminate training mistakes that delay results
- improve your client’s chances of making it through the athletic season without suffering a non-contact injury
- restore the quality life in people who have suffered in pain due to movement problems
- build more functional, longer lasting athletes
- avoid frustrations and improve patient outcomes when working with other healthcare and fitness professionals by learning a standardized language to communicate
… then Gray’s Functional Movement System outlined in Movement may be just what you need.
Gray Cook & Greg Rose: Three Principles You Can Apply to Any Movement
True masters of any field know that though the methods may be many, the principles are few.
People who understand and have mastered fundamental principles know exactly how to get results because they’re able to avoid confusion, see the real problems underneath and know how best to fix them regardless of the situation.
And when it comes to enhancing human movement, you must learn to do the same.
In Three Principles You Can Apply To Any Movement, two movement masters—Functional Movement Screen co-founder Gray Cook and Titleist Performance Institute co-founder Greg Rose—distill over four decades of experience working with people across multiple sports, at multiple levels, into three principles fitness professionals can use to analyze and improve any movement, no matter how complex, no matter what sport, no matter which individual.
If you’re confused by all the methods, techniques and exercises available to you, watch this presentation by two movement masters and let their three movement principles guide and simplify the way you train your clients. The sooner you have clarity, the better and faster you’ll be able to get results for them.
Though the FMS and SFMA have been both been the subject of academic research for years, there still remains a lot of debate and controversy behind the validity and value of a quick and general tool like the FMS, especially for injury prediction.
In particular, many people have highlighted a supposed difference in approach to screening, assessment and spine stabilization between Gray Cook and Stuart McGill, one of the world’s leading low back experts.
Craig Liebenson realized this, and proposed for these two giants in the field to present their approaches, clarify their positions and critically analyze the FMS.
The result is what you’ll find inside Assessing Movement: A Contrast in Approaches & Future Directions.
In the Assessing Movement DVD—
- Gray explains the principles, intent and incorrect assumptions people make about the FMS
- Stuart reviews the literature surrounding the FMS, and highlights areas of agreement and disagreement
- Stuart outlines his approach to assessments in Developing the Ideal Screen or Assessment
- Gray demonstrates the FMS tests, and Stuart demonstrates some of the assessment tools he uses with clients
- Craig discusses the history of human movement in medicine and patient care
- Gray and Stuart take questions about both their methods
…and much more
Gray Cook: Applying the FMS Model
- know how to coach specific exercises, but aren’t always sure how to PICK the right exercises for your clients
- want to learn how to correctly screen clients across a wide variety of backgrounds so you can establish a baseline and build a corrective strategy
- are familiar with the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), but are looking for a greater understanding of how to apply it correctly with your clients and use it to develop programming unique to each person
… then you’ll love this presentation by Gray Cook and Brett Jones.
In Functional Movement Systems: Applying The Model To Real Life Examples, Gray Cook and Brett Jones will speed you through the learning curve and show you how to apply the FMS like a veteran.
They explain the important concepts behind the FMS. But where you’ll really find the most value is when they pick people from different backgrounds, take them through the FMS screen, and then make corrective and programming recommendations—explaining each step and their thought process along the way.
Here’s just SOME of what Gray and Brett go through in the DVD—
- What the Functional Movement Screen is, including its purpose and limitations
- Mistakes people make when training and coaching
- The seven FMS tests: how to perform them, what each test identifies, what order you should conduct them, how to score the tests, and how to interpret the scores
- Which order you should address issues identified in the FMS tests
- Corrective approaches covering the age spectrum of fitness clients, post-rehab clients and athletes of all levels, including:
- A female triathlete who scored ‘1s’ on the straight leg raise and trunk stability pushup.
- A martial artist and powerlifter who has an asymmetry in the hurdle step
- A Highland Games competitor, strength coach and personal trainer who has an asymmetry in the rotary stability test
- A person with a flat foot and a partial clubfoot, who scores ‘1s’ on the inline lunge, active straight leg raise, and trunk stability pushup tests
- 50+ year-old woman who has an asymmetry in the shoulder mobility and in-line lunge test
- The one time you SHOULDN’T correct an asymmetry
- and much more
If you want to see masters of the FMS conduct screens and recommend corrective strategies with real people and explain the whole process as they go along, get Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Systems: Applying The Model To Real Life Examples today.