"The fact that the FMS can be applied at any fitness level, and that it provides simple, but effective corrective strategies, has given our staff the capability to instantly design customized exercise programs that are both safe and efficient."
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Bryan has a degree in Exercise Physiology and has studied extensively in anatomy, physiology, sport psychology, motor learning, training theory and biomechanics. Bryan is a NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, a certified USA Weightlifting Club Coach, a Track & Field (USATF) Level 1 Coach and is FMS Certified.
A little Background on Bryan:
Bryan was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He is currently the Sports, Wellness and Recreation Director at the Milton and Betty Katz JCC and owner of Prehab llc, a Philadelphia based Sports Performance Company that specializes in developing the mechanically efficient athlete using the FMS and SFMA protocols.
How do you use FMS in your profession? Why do you feel it’s most effective for you/your business?
Because of my experience utilizing the FMS with great success in the general population, we have fully integrated the Functional Movement Screen in all health club services. From all new member assessments, recreational sport leagues and even aerobic classes, all attendees are fully screened for movement deficiencies before exercise. The Functional Movement Screen has given us the ability to communicate effectively and evaluate our existing clientele in a safe manner all at the same time providing a standard operating procedure that can be utilized by all staff and club personal.
Why would you recommend this over other screening methods?
So many people sign up at a gym and feel like they can launce into an advanced exercise program, and if not done properly, they fail. The fact that the FMS can be applied at any fitness level, and that it provides simple, but effective corrective strategies, it has given our staff the capability to instantly design customized exercise programs that are both safe and efficient.
As Gray Cook says,”The FMS is species specific, not sport specific. The FMS is made up of basic patterns that everyone should be able to perform, regardless of sport. These patterns show themselves in everyday movements and sports movements because we are all human beings”. This is a mantra that I have fully embraced as an exercise professional, and will continue to expand upon and utilize with my clients and staff.
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