FMS - A Common Sense Approach to Correcting Movement
FMS - A Common Sense Approach to Correcting Movement

A Common Sense Approach to Correcting Movement

The concept of corrective exercise is not a new one, but A Common Sense Approach to Correcting Movement explores new paths to create positive changes that are focused on maintaining functional movement patterns.

By beginning at the developmental sequence, the shared timeline that all humans follow in developing functions associated with locomotion and manipulation, correcting movement in the same manner that it was initially formed is emphasized.

Has the individual lost the movement? Or have they only forgotten a pattern they once had?

Should we attempt to recreate that which can be remembered? Can a strategic action bring back a movement memory?

Over approximately 45 minutes of video, A Common Sense Approach to Correcting Movement looks deeper into the screening capabilities of the Functional Movement Screen, the important separation of pain and dysfunction and the value of experience in corrective exercise.

A Common Sense Approach to Correcting Movement Course Objectives

  1. Define and differentiate corrective exercise and conditioning exercise.
  2. Reinforce that fitness should not erode function.
  3. Describe the importance of perception to appropriate movement.
  4. Discuss the Three Es (Exposure, Experience, Exercise) and how their application in the proper order is used in the correction of dysfunctional movement.
  5. Clarify the importance of ‘feel’ rather than verbalization in regard to the concept of Exposure.
  6. Elaborate on Awareness, Breathing and Control as they relate to stations within a corrective exercise framework.
  7. Explain the concept of compensation as it pertains to functional movement
  8. Discuss the SAID principle with focus on the value of repeated positive responses.
  9. Differentiate between competency and capacity as they apply to movement.
  10. Apply standard operating procedures to corrective exercise selection, variation and progression.

Bio of the presenter: 

Gray Cook is practicing physical therapist, an orthopedic certified specialist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an RKC kettlebell instructor. He is the founder of Functional Movement Systems, a company that promotes the concept of movement pattern screening and assessment. His work and ideas are at the forefront of fitness, conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation. You’ll find him lecturing on these topics several weekends each month, worldwide. Gray received his graduate physical therapy education at the University of Miami School of Medicine with a research focus on orthopedics and sports rehabilitation.

Viewpoints presented in this course reflect opinions of the presenter and FMS and do not reflect positions or policies of ACSM.


This course includes a series of online videos from an ACSM Industry Partner and a corresponding online quiz.

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