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» Todd Arnold - SFMA Instructor

Todd Arnold - SFMA Instructor

Todd Arnold MD is a sports medicine physician practicing in Indianapolis, In. Todd has been working with the SFMA team since the early 2000s when a conversation with Gray shined a language on the way he thought about his athletes. Over the last decade he has applied the SFMA to athletes of all levels ranging from scholastic to Olympians. Todd serves as the team physician for the Indianapolis Indians (AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates) and served as a consultant to the Indianapolis Colts for more than a decade. As a sports performance scientist on the staff for USA Track and Field he has spent years looking at the movement patterns of the worlds elite track and field athletes preparing them for the Olympics games.

» Lee Burton - Co-Founder, FMS Instructor

Lee Burton - Co-Founder, FMS Instructor

FMS Co-Founder Dr. Lee Burton received his Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training from Appalachian State University and his Master Degree in Education with an emphasis in athletic training from Old Dominion University. Lee received his Doctorate Degree from Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Wellness. He attained his Certification of Athletic Training through the NATA-BOC and his Certification of Strength and Conditioning through the NSCA. He has presented internationally on numerous sports medicine topics. Additionally, Lee has authored book chapters and articles in a variety of sports medicine journals and produced instructional videos concerning functional applications for treatment, assessment and conditioning of active individuals. Lee is consults with a wide variety of organizations and individuals including NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, military/government entities, as well as the Cooper and Mayo Clinics on injury prevention and performance enhancement.

» Mark Cheng - FMS Instructor

Mark Cheng - FMS Instructor

Mark is the Chief Instructor of Kettlebells Los Angeles, having been trained personally by RKC founder Pavel Tsatsouline. As an RKC Team Leader level instructor and doctorate in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, he has made extensive use of kettlebells with Gray Cook’s Functional Movement technologies for rehabilitation in his Chinese orthopedics clinic in Santa Monica, California. Mark’s extensive background in martial arts has helped him understand the importance of and the need for effective, safe training methods early on.

» Gray Cook - Co-Founder, FMS/SFMA/FCS Instructor

Gray Cook - Co-Founder, FMS/SFMA/FCS Instructor

Gray Cook is practicing physical therapist, a 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.

» Eric D'Agati - FMS Instructor

Eric D'Agati - FMS Instructor

Eric consults with many top sports teams and organizations, including the New York Football Giants & New York Islanders. Eric’s education includes a degree in Exercise Physiology from William Paterson University and post-professional certification from numerous organizations including the NSCA. He has lectured at numerous universities and clinics including the Mayo Clinic, NJSIAA, Frank Glazier & MegaClinics football coaches clinics, and dozens of Speed & Conditioning camps. He has also been a guest SAQ Trainer at Nike Football Training Camps. Eric is the former Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for NY/NJ Juggernaut Professional Fastpitch Softball, Inventor of the Performance Progression Pyramid training system, Creator of Five Tool Training, Strength Training for Baseball & Softball, and Founder of Strong Kids, an after-school fitness program for children.

» Michele Desser - SFMA Instructor

Michele Desser - SFMA Instructor

Michele Desser is a Certified Athletic Trainer for the National Athletic Trainers Association. She comes from a strong background of injury prevention, rehabilitation, movement assessment and performance training. Her expertise in the areas of Junior’s, Movement Assessment and Correction, Strength Development, Speed Development and Golf Training allows her to help her clients achieve optimal mobility and stability patterns of movement. She has served as the training and movement assessment practitioner for the TPI Experience Team at the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, CA. Michele received her Athletic Training education at the University at Buffalo.

» Jason Green - FMS Instructor

Jason Green - FMS Instructor

Jason is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Sports Medicine.  As an undergraduate at the U of M, he spent 3 years with the Men's Athletic Department as a student athletic trainer, where he worked with the Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf and Tennis teams. Since graduating, Jason has worked as a Personal Trainer specializing in Corrective Exercise, Golf Conditioning, Sports Specific Enhancement, Injury Management, and Rehabilitation. He has extensive experience working with back problems, as well as knee and shoulder maladies. Since founding CES in 2000 Jason continues to pursue cutting edge training therapy to enable his facility to be one of the premiere facilities in the country.

» Behnad Honarbakhsh - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Behnad Honarbakhsh - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Behnad Honarbakhsh is a practicing physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach in British Columbia, Canada. Behnad graduated from UBC with a Master of Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Human Kinetics in Exercise Science. He is Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA. He has also completed a graduate certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at Curtin University (Perth, Australia), is certified through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, and trained in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) through the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain. Behnad is passionate about teaching and continues to combine his diverse clinical skills and years of experience with lecturing in the fields of rehabilitation, injury prevention and performance enhancement. Behnad has a special interest in movement assessment and training and has been involved with the Functional Movement Screen system since 2001.

» Brett Jones - FMS Instructor

Brett Jones - FMS Instructor

Brett is a Pittsburgh, Pa based Fitness Professional and International Presenter with almost 20 years experience. His professional accreditation's include a Bachelor of Science in Sports medicine from High Point University, NC, Master of Science in Rehabilitative Science from Clarion University of PA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), Master Instructor for Strong First, Advisory Board Member for the Functional Movement Screen, and Author and Co-Author of multiple DVDs and fitness products.

» Kyle Kiesel - Co-Founder, FMS/SFMA Instructor

Kyle Kiesel - Co-Founder, FMS/SFMA Instructor

Dr. Kiesel is a Professor and Chair of the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Evansville. His areas of research include motor control of the core and functional movement testing and training. Because of his long-standing interest in athletic performance, injury prediction and recovery, his research has also led to significant work related to functional movement screening, testing and assessment for athletes. He has authored over 25 peer-reviewed publications and regularly presents his work nationally and internationally as well as reviewing manuscripts for a variety of journals. He serves as a consultant for professional and college sports teams as well as the military where he assists with injury prevention and implementation of the functional movement systems model. He has extensive experience teaching lecture and lab courses emphasizing core training and functional movement assessment and intervention including both the FMS and the SFMA. He contributed his expertise related to the SFMA, FMS research, and the adverse affects of pain on motor control to the book, “Movement”. Dr. Kiesel is engaged in patient care in orthopedics and sports at ProRehab PC in Evansville, Indiana.

» Ben Kim - FMS Instructor

Ben Kim - FMS Instructor

The first FMS Level 1 Certified and FMS Level 2 educated professional in South Korea, Ben Kim has been the pioneer in bringing the FMS program into South Korea as the Chief Executive Officer of COREFIT. Till now, Ben Kim has gained rich experience through his work for the biggest fitness gym in South Korea for four years as Manager and has ten years under his belt as a personal training instructor. On top of that, he has been contributing actively to various fitness columns in an effort to harness the media to introduce effective fitness programs. Professionally, Ben Kim also frequently appears on Health TV and in various commercials as a fitness model/advisor. Currently Ben Kim manages a CrossFit gym located in Seoul.

» Peter Lakatos - FMS Instructor

Peter Lakatos - FMS Instructor

Peter is a Master SFG Instructor with Pavel Tsatsouline and creator and Chief Instructor of Primal Move. He is also a Krav Maga Expert 3 Level Instructor and International Team Instructor with Eyal Yanilov, KMG. Peter is also a Blue Belt BJJ practitioner with Carlson Gracie Jr.

» Phil Plisky - FMS/SFMA/FCS Instructor

Phil Plisky - FMS/SFMA/FCS Instructor

Dr. Plisky is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Sports Residency Program Director at the University of Evansville and ProRehab, where he practices as a physical therapist. He also serves as a consultant for collegiate, professional, industrial, and soldier athletes to transform their performance and injury prevention systems. He is passionate about changing lives by optimizing performance and preventing injury using a practical, researched based approach to musculoskeletal health. He received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville and his Doctor of Science degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He developed the Y Balance Test - a simple yet thoroughly researched way to identify motor control deficits. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in numerous scientific journals and he serves as a manuscript reviewer for several publications. His current research is focused on comprehensive movement testing and interventions in athletes, military personnel, and school-aged children.

» Greg Rose - Co-Founder, SFMA Instructor

Greg Rose - Co-Founder, SFMA Instructor

Greg Rose is a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic and holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland. Greg specializes in 3-D biomechanics, strength and conditioning, manual therapy, rehabilitation, nutritional supplementation and therapeutic exercises as they relate to golf. Greg is the co-host of the Golf Fitness Academy and a co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, California. Greg is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner and a Fellow in the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture. Utilizing his background in engineering combined with his expertise on the human body, Greg has helped pioneer the field of analyzing computerized 3-Dimensional motion capture models of the golf swing.

» Remigiusz Rzepka - FMS Instructor

Remigiusz Rzepka - FMS Instructor

Remik is a licensed physical therapist and performance specialist. He manages Fizjofit, a physical therapy and performance center in Gliwice, Poland. His experience includes working with athletes at various levels from youth up to national-level athletes. He has been involved in working with soccer, volleyball and handball national teams. Currently he supervises a major league soccer team as well as youth soccer and basketball teams. For the past five years, he has been involved in promoting the latest trends of functional training, injury prevention programs, rehabilitation and testing standards in team sports. Remik is also a part-time teacher at the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice.

» Josh Satterlee - SFMA Instructor

Josh Satterlee - SFMA Instructor

Dr. Josh Satterlee of Bio- Mechanics of Las Vegas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician and Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) Provider. He specializes in strength and conditioning, rehab, and functional movement and diagnoses. Dr. Satterlee has vast experience in resolving injuries and dysfunctions that occur in rotational athletes, especially golfers. As a Biomechanics major from Montana State University, Dr. Satterlee continues his education in functional movement with a certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (S.F.M.A.) and as a Titleist Performance Institute (T.P.I) Certified Golf Fitness Instructor.

» Mark Snow - FMS Instructor

Mark Snow - FMS Instructor

Mark was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He got into sports medicine while playing college football at Midland Lutheran College (now Midland University). He previously worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Stanford University and Minor League Athletic Trainer with the Chicago White Sox. Mark is currently the co-owner (along with his wife, Nikki Snow) of SG Human Performance in Omaha, NE. SG Human Performance specializes in group fitness classes and semi private personal training. Mark is also teaching part time at Midland University.

» Carla Sottovia - FMS Instructor

Carla Sottovia - FMS Instructor

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Carla Sottovia has helped individuals achieve a path of personal wellness, improved fitness, and overall quality of life. Dr. Sottovia is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She received a B.S. in Physical Education from the State University of Brockport, NY (1985); followed by an M.A. in Exercise Physiology from San Jose State University, CA (1990), and her Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Texas Woman’s University, TX (2002). She holds multiple advanced personal training certifications in the areas of functional movement training & assessments, post-injury/preventive exercise intervention, youth training, and sports specific coaching. She is also a licensed Wellness Coach and Adjunct instructor at the The Cooper Institute. Carla serves as the official instructor/representative of the FMS in Brazil.

» Jon Torine - FMS Instructor

Jon Torine - FMS Instructor

Jon Torine spent 17 years as a strength and conditioning coach in the NFL, where he handled all facets of the strength and conditioning program and was part of the medical management team. In addition to S&C, his duties included team nutrition and hydration, team circadian rhythm management, building an intern program, assistance with college and free agent evaluations, and working closely with the rehabilitation and physical therapy staff in return to play efforts.  During this time, he used the Functional Movement Screen to help guide his training decisions­.  His experience using the FMS in a high-level group situation is broad and his expertise in working with elite athletes is noted.

» Diane Vives - FMS Instructor

Diane Vives - FMS Instructor

Diane Vives is the Owner/Director of Vives Training Systems and Fit4Austin that currently provides training services focused on small group training for all levels of athletes and develops programs for sports teams with an emphasis in reducing injury risk in athletes. She has co-authored Training for Speed, Agility and Quickness, as well as Developing Speed published by Human Kinetics. Vives has presented workshops and lectures for sports and fitness organizations around the world and also has served on the Board of Directors for the NSCA. Vives brings great insight to integrating the FMS into different environments and assisting professionals in building successful programs and strategies. Her experience with FMS for the last 7 years allows her to share passion for teaching ways to effectively impact functional movement and provide insight for successfully integrating FMS into different training environments.

» Michael Voight - SFMA Instructor

Michael Voight - SFMA Instructor

Dr. Michael Voight has had a distinguished career as both an educator and clinical physical therapist for over 25 years. Presently, Dr. Voight is a tenured professor with Belmont University''s School of Physical Therapy in Nashville, TN. In addition to working in academia, Dr. Voight also is recognized as a clinician of the highest caliber, and has worked with a number of high-profile athletic organizations. Throughout his career, Dr. Voight has consulted with various teams in MLB, NHL, and the MLS. Early in his career he became active within the United States Olympic Committee''s Sports medicine Division. He has worked at the Olympic Training Center, Olympic Festivals, Pan Am Games, Olympic Games, and has had the opportunity to travel to almost all of the different continents with various Olympic and national teams. Most recently, Dr. Voight has worked with the Medical Commission for FIFA (the International governing body for soccer) and the Professional Golf Association His role with the advisory board of the Titleist Performance Institute allows him to consult on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of golf injuries with many noted golf professionals.

» Daniele Barbieri - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Daniele Barbieri - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Daniele graduated at Anglo-European Chiropractic College, and is an expert in various methods of training. In 2006 Daniele opened up a clinic with gym facilities in the centre of Rome, Italy and is now part of a fantastic team of Chiropractors, Physio, Trainers and Strength Coaches that uses the Function Movement System notions to communicate on the progress of our clients/patients. The clinic works following the backbone that the FMS gives the different professionals with the aim of restoring proper fundamental movement and human function. Our enthusiasm in our work pushes us to involve other colleagues in joining the FMS community every day and it drove Daniele towards becoming the first Italian Instructor with already several courses given throughout Italy.

» Lindsay Becker - SFMA Instructor

Lindsay Becker - SFMA Instructor

Lindsay is the Owner and Director of Performance at Buckeye Performance Golf in Columbus, Ohio. Lindsay graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University after completing her undergraduate work in Medical Dietetics at The Ohio State University. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy specializing in movement evaluation and correction. Lindsay is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Titleist Performance Institute certified medical practitioner and instructor. Lindsay has worked with athletes across the lifespan including juniors, weekend warriors, collegiate and Olympic athletes, and professional athletes from PGA & LPGA Tours, NFL, NBA, and NHL.

» Stuart Elwell - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Stuart Elwell - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Since graduating from Coventry University, Stuart has developed a clinical focus on injury prevention and screening. In his previous role as a First Team Physiotherapist with West Bromwich Albion Football Club, Stuart was part of a leading sports medicine department, priding themselves on player availability and career longevity. Stuart pioneered a process of functional screening to the club to fully appraise a players physical status, identifying assets and risks neuro-musculoskeletally in full time athletes.

» Brandon Hetzler - FMS Instructor

Brandon Hetzler - FMS Instructor

Brandon is a certified athletic trainer for Mercy Health Systems in Springfield Missouri. He manages the HealthTracks Sports Performance/Sports Medicine facility where the collaborative focus is on the complete care of pediatric / adolescent athletes. Brandon received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Missouri State University and his Master’s Degree in Human Performance from Oklahoma State University. Brandon was instrumental in the design of the MSU Masters of Athletic Training program, and continues utilize it. Brandon is a co-founder of both the Movement Restoration Project and the Athletic Development Institute and leads workshops that educate individuals in the philosophy and techniques of both. Brandon also serves as a Team Leader for StrongFirst.

» Kyle Matsel - SFMA Instructor

Kyle Matsel - SFMA Instructor

Dr. Kyle Matsel received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville. He has completed the 15-month ProRehab/University of Evansville Sports Physical Therapy residency program. Dr. Matsel is a board certified Sports Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Kyle specializes in sport and orthopedic rehabilitation with an emphasis in injury prediction and prevention in athletes. Dr. Matsel continues to be involved the Sports Residency Program as a curriculum committee member and actively mentors current sports residents. Kyle is engaged in patient care working for ProRehab in incennes, Indiana as a full time physical therapist.

» Mat Moore - SFMA Instructor

Mat Moore - SFMA Instructor

Mat earned his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine, FL and is the owner of Physical Edge, Inc., a physical therapy and fitness center in Davis, CA. He has extensive advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy. Mat participated in the first SFMA internship and has been an instructor for Functional Movement Systems since 2009. He specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, spine care, injury prevention and movement assessment and correction. Mat works with his community by providing educational talks, movement screens and organized programs to various groups, including local sports teams as well as the City of Davis, Fire department. In addition, Mat is a clinical instructor for several doctorate programs in physical therapy throughout California.

» Eberhard Schlommer - FMS Instructor

Eberhard Schlommer - FMS Instructor

Eberhard Schlömmer is a graduate sport scientist and started his career in sport rehabilitation 15 years ago. Eberhard also began to focus on injury prevention working as Personal Trainer and Athletic and Strength Coach. As international presenter for different sports associations and leading companies in sports industry he has been imparting his profound background, gained by working with clients, as well as by his ongoing studies of training methods. Eberhard is the master trainer for Functional Movement Systems in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His extensive knowledge of Functional Training as well as the FMS system predestined him to develop educational concepts in the fitness field. Eberhard is working as personal trainer and rehabilitation specialist in Munich (Germany).

» Greg Specht - SFMA Instructor

Greg Specht - SFMA Instructor

Greg is the Founder and Clinical Director of Specht Physical Therapy in Swansea Massachusetts. As a Physical Therapist, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Athletic Trainer, he uses the latest techniques and methodologies to enhance the lives of his patients. Greg graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy, has completed the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama and has worked at Brown University as an Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist.

» Emmanuel Spies - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Emmanuel Spies - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Emmanuel Spies is a Belgian Physical Therapist who specializes in sports rehabilitation. He has developed skills in manual therapy, functional screening and training, strength and conditioning and motion analysis in several sports such as golf and tennis. He has worked with some of the best female tennis players in the world including former n°1 Justine Henin. Emmanuel also lecturers for one of the main Belgian University – the Université Catholique de Louvain - and is a lead presenter for TPI in France.

» Aline Thompson - SFMA Instructor

Aline Thompson - SFMA Instructor

Aline Thompson obtained her B.A in biology from Kenyon College in 1994 and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 1997. Over the last 17 years, Aline has worked exclusively in outpatient orthopedics seeing a wide variety of patients. She started her professional career in California and has spent the last 8 years working in Denver. Aline is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics through the APTA. She blends her knowledge of functional movement with a diverse and contemporary approach to the evaluation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction. She has advanced training in manual therapy, pain science, dry needling, treatment of orthopedic injuries, and breathing pattern disorders.

» Alan Tomcyzkowski - SFMA Instructor

Alan Tomcyzkowski - SFMA Instructor

Alan is a graduate from Sacred Heart University where he obtained his Bachelors degree in Human Movement & Exercise physiology before going on to his post graduate work and doctoral degree in physical therapy. He has since gone on to become board certified as a Sport Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in addition to his certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and Hardstyle Kettlebell instructor. His current practice is located in Raleigh North Carolina at Triangle Orthopedics and D1 Sports Training and Therapy in Brier Creek. He works regularly with high school, collegiate and professional athletes including MLB, NFL, NHL and PGA.

» Anthony Vittese - SFMA Instructor

Anthony Vittese - SFMA Instructor

Anthony currently practices as an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapist. In his clinical practice, Anthony treats a patient population that extends from professional athletes to active young adolescents. Anthony received his strength and conditioning specialist(CSCS) certification from the NSCA in 2003, a year prior to graduating with his master’s degree in PhysicalTherapy from Quinnipiac University in 2004.

» Ellora Weston - SFMA Instructor

Ellora Weston - SFMA Instructor

Ellora Weston is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She has full body certification in, and is an instructor for Active Release Technique. Ellora is also certified in the Graston Technique, Kinesiology Taping, and TRX. Ellora graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. She competed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco State University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research in the field has included Total Hip Arthroplasty Anterior Approach (DPT), Classification of Cervical Spine Disorders (MSPT), and the Effects of Musical Practice on Neuronal Structures (BA).

» Jimmy Yuan - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Jimmy Yuan - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Dr. Jimmy Yuan is a practicing Chiropractor in Phoenix, Arizona for Warrior Restoration. He also currently serves as a consultant for the Arizona Diamondbacks training staff along with other sports teams. In addition to FMS/SFMA, Jimmy is also an Active Release Techniques (ART) presenting instructor, StrongFirst Level 2 Kettlebell – Barbell – and Bodyweight Instructor, and Titleist Performance Institute Medical 3 – Fitness 3 – and Juniors 2.

» Eric Lazar - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Eric Lazar - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Eric received his Master of Science degree in physical therapy from the University of California, San Francisco. He received extensive training in the Australian approach to manual therapy, as well as sports medicine. He practiced for nearly 10 years in orthopedic and hospital based care in the U.S., and later moved to Spain, where he has been teaching in both a physiotherapy undergraduate program, and a chiropractic school in the Madrid area. He is currently incorporating concepts and practice of Functional Movement Systems into the physiotherapy and chiropractic programs and clinics at both schools.

» Greg Dea - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Greg Dea - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Greg is an Australian Sports Physiotherapist who completed a Bachelor of Science (1996) and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 1999, competing for the university as a track sprinter. As a consultant clinician and injury prevention advisor to the Australian and British Defense Forces in Australia and Europe, Greg refined tactical and sporting injury management. To transition to national and international level sports physiotherapy, Greg completed a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy out of Latrobe University in 2008. He worked full time in football for 2 years before being recruited to the position of Sports Medicine Coordinator at the Northern Territory Institute of Sport in Darwin, Australia. Greg's experience in this and other roles, as well as training in the Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Movement Assessment, was seen as an asset in international sport, so he was recruited, in 2014, to head the Performance Physical Therapy service for EXOS at the Shanghai Research Institute of Sports Science, Shanghai, China. In 2015, he was recalled to China to help manage the China Women's Volleyball team as they prepared for the 2015 World Grand Prix tournaments, culminating in victory at the 2015 FIVB World Cup. He returned to Australia for a short break in 2016 and is currently practicing out of the tropical north of Australia before embarking on future international sports duties.

» Casey Stutzman - FMS Instructor

Casey Stutzman - FMS Instructor

Casey Stutzman is an ACE, AFAA & FMS certified trainer and has been actively involved in the fitness industry since 2004. He is the owner of the Performance Locker, a personal performance training studio in Alpena Michigan. Casey’s love of athletics and competition drove him in to the fitness industry. He uses his experience as a division 1 college football player, amateur bodybuilding competitor, strongman competitor & endurance athlete to help others reach their goals in all areas of fitness. Casey spends his time training clients and athletes to meet the challenges of life and sport. He has worked with and developed strength and conditioning programs & performance training for a number of local athletic organizations and teams. As a Master Instructor for TRX & Real Ryder Casey travels North America to educate and connect with fitness professionals to help them offer more to their clients and athletes. In 2012 he teamed up with Hedstrom Fitness to develop training methods and programming for the Surge & currently represents Surge and BOSU as a Master Trainer. Casey is an International presenter in the Fitness industry teaching a number of professional courses each month and has spoken at conferences held by SCW, DCAC, IDEA and CanFitPro. Time outside of fitness is occupied with reading, travel, indoor rock climbing, snow sports and being an active outdoorsman. He enjoys spending free time with his wife Mary Beth, his daughter Vesper, son Indiana and Turkish the family dog.

» Eric Brukwinski - SFMA Instructor

Eric Brukwinski - SFMA Instructor

Dr. Eric Brukwinski is a practicing Chiropractor in Perth, Western Australia. Before coming to Australia 15 years ago from the USA he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He then went on to obtain his Master of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in Marietta, Georgia USA. During his studies he focused on various topics from biomechanics to sport psychology especially in golf. Eric has also lectured and was a supervising clinician at the Murdoch University School of Chiropractic in Perth. He became intrigued in the FMS, SFMA & Y Balance Test systems while watching a video interview between Dr. Greg Rose of the Titleist Performance Institute and Gray Cook, co-Founder of FMS and SFMA. The information and research behind the systems caught his attention and as a result he attended the FMS and SFMA seminars to obtain a more in depth knowledge. Eric has also completed the Clinical Integration Mentorship for FMS. Eric is also TPI Level 1, Medical 2 and Class IV Laser Therapy certified. The prevention of injury and detection of imbalances and asymmetries is a key focus of his assessments with patients in the clinic.

» Henrik Olofsson - FMS Instructor

Henrik Olofsson - FMS Instructor

Henrik, native of Sweden, began his career in the fitness industry by studying sport science in Norway and USA but has spent the majority of the last decade working in South East Asia. He has a long background being involved in education, working with international schools, independent gyms and fitness equipment companies. He has also managed and consulted for boutique gyms and fitness studios in creating training systems and internal education programs around the Asia/Pacific region. Henrik and his wife Amm own HAUS No3 in Bangkok, Thailand where they specialize in personal training and semi-private training using the Functional Movement Systems as a backbone in their training philosophy.

» Daisuke Uematsu - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Daisuke Uematsu - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Daisuke “Dice” Uematsu received his Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training from University of Pittsburgh and his Master Degree with an emphasis in athletic training from Ohio University. He received his Doctorate Degree from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer for the National Athletic Trainers Association. He works with various levels of athletes from youth to professional athletes. He has extensive experience teaching lecture and lab courses on functional training and rehabilitation. Daisuke is also a full time associate professor at Niigata University of Management (Niigata, Japan) where he serves as athletic trainer and strength coach for Men’s basketball and gymnastic teams.

» Matt Berenc - FMS Instructor

Matt Berenc - FMS Instructor

Matt Berenc is the Director of Education for the Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI), Equinox’s in-house education department. In his role Matt oversees the development, curation and implementation of education to support 2600+ personal trainers. Along with his focus on education, he has spent years training clients ranging from high school and collegiate athletes to general population of all ages. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Missouri, as well as numerous certifications including the NSCA-CSCS, StrongFirst Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor, FMS level 1 and 2 and Titleist Performance Institute Fitness 2. Matt has over 15 years of experience working as both an educator and personal trainer.

» Michael Panarella - FMS Instructor

Michael Panarella - FMS Instructor

Michael is a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer in Vancouver, Canada. He is the founder of Thrive Performance Inc. which provides services focused on post rehabilitative care and performance training, as well as fitness instruction for the general population. He has experience implementing the Functional Movement Systems model with numerous sports teams, at both the amateur and professional level. Michael works closely with local departments of first responders, overseeing the development of screening, assessment and training protocols. He serves as a consultant for a number of corporate wellness programs while continuing to spend time every week in the gym coaching.

» James Masters - FMS Instructor

James Masters - FMS Instructor

James graduated from The University of Otago earning a Bachelor of Physical Education with an Exercise and Sport Science major. Since becoming an NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist he has worked as a running coach and personal trainer to individuals from beginner to elite level across sports including running, rugby, swimming and cycling. With a background in international triathlon himself, James applies the FMS principles in his work with ITU-level triathletes and national-level swimmers.

» Will Jenkins - FMS Instructor

Will Jenkins - FMS Instructor

William is a graduate of the Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand where he earned a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science with an emphasis on Movement Analysis and Injury Rehabilitation. Over the past 20 years he has consulted with a wide range of clientele from the general public, performing arts, elite athletes and teams across New Zealand, U.K. and Australia in sports ranging from swimming, cricket, premiership rugby and British Touring Cars. William is currently based in Auckland, New Zealand working as a personal trainer and educator.

» Andrew Pedashenko - FMS Instructor

Andrew Pedashenko - FMS Instructor

Andrew started his career in strength and conditioning at the Australian Institute of Sport in 1996. After receiving his degree in Human Movement and Physical Education from the University of Sydney in 2003, Andy then shared his time between teaching and coaching at the University of Singapore. He continued with his passion for strength and conditioning, working internationally throughout Asia and North America in altitude training camps, rugby programs and with endurance athletes. Based in Sydney for the past 10 years he is now using FMS with a wide range of clients from elite athletes to sporting teams, aged care and school programs.

» Rod Harris - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Rod Harris - FMS/SFMA Instructor

Rod is a practicing Osteopath in the Southern Highlands of NSW in Australia. He has a broad range of experience treating everyone from professional athletes to the general population, adolescents to senior citizens. Additionally, Rod has been an active competitor in Mixed Martial Arts events as both an amateur and professional fighter and is currently an MMA coach. He has also taught advanced hand to hand & weapons combat tactics and techniques to police, prison tactical response groups, and security guards, as well as self-defense for all populations. It was his experience in traditional martial arts that had Rod look more closely at how fundamental human movement underpins elite athletic performance. Rod uses the SFMA & FMS in daily Osteopathic practice, personal training and group fitness settings. In addition, Rod also uses the FCS and YBT in MMA coaching. Rod also holds certifications as a personal trainer, sports coach, a kettlebell instructor and nutrition coach.

» Moshe Marko - FMS Instructor

Moshe Marko - FMS Instructor

Dr. Marko received his bachelor of physiotherapy degree from University of Tel-Aviv, his master of health science degree from Washington University-College, his doctor of physical therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Marko is a board-certified orthopedic physical therapy specialist and a board-certified strength & conditioning specialist. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American National Strength & Conditioning Association. Dr. Marko has been teaching physical therapy at the college level since 1997. His teaching expertise includes geriatrics, kinesiology, physical modalities, wellness and prevention, applied clinical decision making, movement analysis, patient/client management regarding the spine, and the physiology of exercise. Marko also has extensive experience as a physical therapist, and is the owner of two physical therapy out-patient clinics. He has presented his work in peer-reviewed publications, often writing on mobility and strength issues affecting senior citizens. He also has made presentations at community health fairs.

» Danyue Zhang - FMS Instructor

Danyue Zhang - FMS Instructor

Danyue graduated from University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Nutrition. She started her journey with FMS while being a personal trainer at Equinox New York, where the FMS screen was in the standard procedure of the fitness assessment. Out of love of the system, Danyue began her mission of bringing this education to China. As the president of Beijing Yanding Movement Academy, Danyue has been instrumental in organizing FMS and SFMA workshops in all areas of China. Over the years, she has worked with many well-known coaches and professionals in the physical training and rehabilitation field, given workshops and seminars to performance coaches, personal trainers, doctors and therapist in China.