Optimum Performance Training Institute is conducting a 2 day workshop on Gray Cook's and Lee Burton's Functional Movement Screen (FMS) & Corrective Exercise Strategies. This workshop is NOT approved for certification, but is approved for 1.4 CEUs. The outline has been approved by Lee Burton.

The class will be held in howard county Maryland (exact location TBA), Saturday March 20 & Sunday March 21, 8:30-5 each day. This is a great opportunity to learn the FMS and the corrective strategies if you live in the Baltimore/DC area! Again, this is NOT FOR CERTIFICATION, but you may want to attend even if you plan on getting certified elsewhere (FMS/CK-FMS) as it will give you a good base for the information.

You can contact me at 410-300-0151, or negf03@yahoo.com

Gray Cook and Lee Burton have attempted to improve communication and develop a tool that will improve objectivity and collaboration between the professions of physical therapy, strength and conditioning and athletic training. The Functional Movement Screen was originally developed to gather objective data for statistical analysis of human movement patterns with respect to functional performance and injury prevention. Their individual experiences, as well as collaborative clinical and research experiences (with respect to functional movement), have allowed us to refine and improve a philosophy set forth in 1995.

It was at this time literature review and research identified no systematic tool to identify functional asymmetry or major limitation in functional movement patterns. Most of the tests at that time were geared to athletic performance or specific skill performance. We, as a group, felt that the fundamental human movement patterns were being left out of analysis. Research has demonstrated that right-left asymmetries and major limitations can increase injury potential and decrease functional effectiveness.

You can learn more about the FMS at the FMS website. www.functionalmovement.com

Upon completion of this course a student will understand the purpose and application of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). In addition the students will learn how to interpret the results and scores of a FMS and be able to decide the best course of action for that individual. Corrective exercise strategies based on the results of the FMS and corrective exercise progressions will be taught. Students will be able to identify and understand proper efficient movement mechanics, movement pattern symmetry o asymmetry, imbalances, weaknesses, restrictions and compensatory movement patterns through the use of the FMS. How to best address these findings with corrective exercise and appropriate methods of training will be introduced.


-Improve functional fitness & athletic performance.
-Identify dangerous weaknesses BEFORE injury occurs.
-Identify and resolve movement problems.
-Facilitate communication with both clients and physicians.
-Identify physical imbalances, limitations, and weaknesses.
-Establish a functional baseline to mark progress.
-Improve fundamental movement patterns with simple corrective exercises.
-Individualize training and conditioning programs for specific results.
-Reduce the potential for training and sports injuries.

$179 before March 1st.
$199 at the door.


8:30-9 Registration & Check In

9-10 Philosophy, Principles and Concepts of the FMS and Human Movement
• FMS background
• Biomechanics
• Joint and muscle function
• Nervous system motor programming
• Movement pattern development

10-12 The Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
• The 7 tests that make up the FMS
• Understanding the purpose and importance of the 7 tests
• Understanding primitive and developmental movement patterns
• Understanding the FMS scoring system

12-1 LUNCH

1-3 Demonstration and Scoring the FMS
• Demonstration of the 7 tests
• Demonstration of the testing equipment and procedure
• Demonstration of common movement dysfunctions

3-3:15 BREAK

3:15-4:45 LAB: Group practice/Data Collection/Analysis
• Group practice giving the FMS to each other
• Group scoring each others FMS
• Analysis of scoring each other

4:45-5 Questions & Answers

8:30-9 Check In & Questions

9-10 Review FMS and scoring criteria
• Demonstrate FMS
• Review testing procedure
• Review scoring criteria
• Review analysis of FMS results

10-11 Understanding Corrective Exercise Strategies
• Mobility, Stability and RNT

11-12 Corrective Exercise Progressions
• Recommendations for specific scores, issues and weaknesses
• First things first
• What training should be avoided and what is ok based on FMS scores

12-1 LUNCH

1-3 LAB: Corrective Exercises/Demonstration/Problem Solving
• Demonstration of basic corrective exercises for each test, based on score
• Practice of basic corrective exercises for each test, based on score
• Problem solving if something isn’t working

3-3:15 BREAK

3:15-4 Corrective Exercise Programming based on FMS scores
• Understanding where to start after FMS
• Case Study

4-4:30 Questions & Answers

Visit www.functionalmovement.com
Call 443-812-1350 or 410-300-0151