This live-event video took place in early 2014 at Stanford University, where Craig Liebenson moderated a day-long conversation between Gray Cook, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) creator, and Stuart McGill, a back pain expert and researcher who has reviewed the current science covering the FMS and related movement screen research.
Filmed at Stanford University
Palo Alto, California
Disc 1, 60 minutes
The day begins with a 60-minute overview by Gray Cook, who outlines his thinking behind movement screening, the intent of the FMS, and the incorrect assumptions people make about it. He touches on how he uses the FMS, what he expects to learn from a screen, and what he doesn't expect it to do.
~ The FMS Why Statement ~ It's a Weak Link Strategy ~ Total Score Confusion ~ Injury Risk Prediction ~ Is It a Simplistic Assessment? ~ Program Constriction
Disc 2, 50 minutes
In the second session, Stuart McGill begins by describing and dissecting some of the research involving the FMS. He develops some of the areas of agreement and disagreement between his research review and the popular opinions about the FMS.
~ Contrasting Approaches ~ Can a Movement Screen Predict How a Person Will Move? ~ Can Faulty Movement Be Changed? ~ Movement Quality and Injury Prediction ~ Odds Ratio in Scientific Studies ~ Reviewing the Science
Disc 3, 60 minutes
Disc 3 begins with Gray's response to Stuart's first lecture, and includes his hopes of what the attendees might get from the day. Stuart then takes over to describe how his assessments might progress, what he's seen in his research, and how he might use the results of his assessments to design an athlete's program.
~ Gray Cook's Response ~ Developing the Ideal Screen or Assessment ~ Injuries in the Lab ~ Contrasts and Common Ground ~ The McGill Approach ~ Designing a Program
Click here for Assessing Movement: Set Two (Downloadable)