Time to Switch Topics a Little bit: Functional Movement Systems

Posted: February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Alright, for people who have been keeping up with my posts from the very beginning, it has been a mixture of opinionated philosophy, movement, rehabilitation, barefoot walking/running, ethics in a healthcare setting, and more! However, now I will switch topics a little bit into an increased focus on philosophy in functional movement and rehabilitation. As a heads up for now, the following posts will be more specifically about the Functional Movement Systems founded by Gray Cook and Lee Burton.

Here is my first introduction post to get things started. Enjoy 🙂

Functional Movement Systems was developed in order to provide an efficient and effective way to evaluate and assess the body’s current movement patterns engineered by simple and complex philosophies. Based on the results of various tests, appropriate corrective exercises can be implemented in order to reduce and hopefully prevent injuries. The screening process is evaluated by seven movement patterns that only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, making it highly efficient. The more specific purpose of the FMS is to screen a human body and look for yellow and red flags which are limiting our movement capacities. These include asymmetries, muscle imbalances, motor control, alignment/out of alignment, and stiffness/tightness.

As Gray Cook puts it, “we must move well, before we move often.” 

“NOTHING IS GREATER THAN MOVEMENT AS IT PRECEDES ALL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING EXERCISE AT ANY LEVEL.”

~Open Our Minds

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