Movement by Gray Cook
Functional Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies

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Movement is a vivid discovery, a fundamental and explicit teaching in which the return to basics takes on a whole new meaning. In it, author Gray Cook crosses the lines between rehabilitation, conditioning and fitness, providing a clear model and a common language under which fitness and rehabilitation professionals can work together. By using systematic logic and revisiting the natural developmental principals all infants employ as they learn to walk, run and climb, Gray forces a new look at motor learning, corrective exercise and modern conditioning practices.

The discoveries, lessons and approaches you'll learn—
* How to view and measure movement quality alongside quantity
* How to ascertain dysfunctional patterns with the Functional Movement Screen
* What clinicians need to know about the Selective Functional Movement Assessments
* When to apply corrective strategies and how to determine which strategies to use
* How to map movement patterns and understand movement as a behavior and not just as a mechanical idea

This book is not simply about the anatomy of moving structures. Rather, it serves a broader purpose to help the reader understand authentic human movement, and how the brain and body create and learn movement patterns. Our modern dysfunctions are a product of our isolated and incomplete approaches to exercise imposed on our sedentary lifestyles.

A return to movement principles can create a more comprehensive exercise and rehabilitation model, a model that starts with movement.

About Gray Cook

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Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS, is a practicing physical therapist and orthopedic-certified specialist, and is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist, as an Olympic weightlifting coach and as a kettlebell instructor. The founder of Functional Movement Systems, Cook lectures extensively on the concept of movement pattern screening and assessment. His work and ideas are at the forefront of fitness, conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation. His first book, Athletic Body in Balance, continues to be a bestseller, and his lecture and workshop instructional DVDs are leaders in the field of rehabilitation and training techniques for therapists, coaches and personal trainers.
Published February 13, 2012 by On Target Publications. 408 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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