Gray Cook’s IFOMPT Keynote Address

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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 was recorded and provided to us by the Canadian Physical Therapists Association, which you’ll find at physiotherapy.ca. You’ll also find the other session audio files at that link. We thank …

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Self-Limiting Exercise — Naturally Correct Exercise

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Excerpt from the book Movement Click here to download a larger pdf of this self-limiting exercise chart Self-limiting exercises make us think, and even make us feel more connected to exercise and to movement. They demand greater engagement and produce greater physical awareness. Self-limiting exercises do not offer the easy confidence or quick mastery provided …

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Consult Your Doctor Before… Moving?

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The statements can be endless. Consult your doctor before starting exercise…. using this program… participating in activity—and on, and on, and on. That suggestion is actually made to protect your health, not to refine or individualize your personal approach to exercise activity and athletic endeavors. Many in the general public assume they may receive some …

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Please Don’t Buy My Book

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Please don’t buy my book, Movement… If— If— you need a self-help book you need lots of colorful anatomical drawings to hold your attention you believe that knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics will completely prepare you to manage movement dysfunction you are looking for prepackaged exercise and rehabilitation programming you want a quick, short …

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The Great Equalizers

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In the book Movement, my co-authors and I discuss self-limiting exercises, including a chart accompanied with a list and more in-depth explanations of the concept. We discuss the notion in the context of exercises that naturally impose simultaneous yet paradoxical physical demands like strength and balance, or power and control, performance outcomes. Simply stated, these …

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The Weakest Link

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“Why can’t I just have a well-designed program filled with a lot of the corrective exercises done as part of the warm-up, covering all the bases instead of screening and worrying about the weakest link?” I recently responded to this question in an interview with Anthony Renna on Strength Coach Podcast and expanded on the …

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Chapter 3 for iPhone & iPad

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In Chapter 3, you’ll gain an appreciation of the natural laws of basic movement before specific, with an overview of how to use screening, testing and assessment to classify movement proficiency or deficiency. You’ll also get a summary of the differences between the two systems, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and the Selective Functional Movement …

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Chapter 2 for iPhone & iPad

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The next 16 pages expand on the differences between authentic movement and scientific anatomical function. The functional systems of muscles, joints and ligaments are covered, as are the fascial matrix, breathing and the neuromuscular network. Understanding movement deficiency and dysfunction and how these develop will illuminate your work, and clarify your explanations to your athletes, …

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Table of Contents and Index

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You might also want to use this Index pdf file to help in your book-buying decision. Contents Foreword 11 Preface 13 1 INTRODUCTION TO SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT The Practice of Movement Screening and Assessment 17 | Body Parts Versus Movement Patterns 18 | The Movement Versus Motion Paradox 19 | Movement is Our Business 21 …

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