Chapter Three: Understanding Movement

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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 Two: Anatomical Science versus Functional Science

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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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Movement, the Chapters

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1    Introduction to Screening and Assessment 2    Anatomical Science Versus Functional Science 3    Understanding Movement 4    Movement Screening 5    Functional Movement Systems and Movement Patterns 6    Functional Movement Screen Descriptions 7    SFMA Introduction and Top-Tier Tests 8    SFMA Assessment Breakout Descriptions and Flowcharts 9    Analyzing the Movements in Screens and Assessments 10  …

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FMS vs SFMA

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FMS The FMS captures fundamental movements, motor control within movement patterns, and competence of basic movements uncomplicated by specific skills. It will determine the greatest areas of movement deficiency, demonstrate limitations or asymmetries, and eventually correlate these with an outcome. Once you find the greatest asymmetry or deficiency, you can use measurements that are more …

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Movement, the Foreword

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by Jon Torine Strength & Conditioning Coach, Indianapolis Colts For 16 years I have had the privilege of working as a strength and conditioning coach in the National Football League, the past 13 with the Indianapolis Colts. My passion for trying to maximize physical performance and increase durability based on science and practical application has …

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The Jump Study

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Gray discusses the perspectives that produced his interest in screening, assessing and training movement patterns. This short excerpt summarizes the insight provided in the unique research project that started Gray on his path, as explained in the book, Movement. EARLY PERSPECTIVES ON FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SYSTEMS The physical therapy education at the University of Miami prepared …

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A NEW LOOK AT MOVEMENT

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More than three years of work has finally made it into print, and as I look back on the project, I still cannot believe the journey. Although the methods we use in Functional Movement Systems have been known for a while, our understanding and explanations have improved greatly over that time. The book Movement: Functional …

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