Functional Movement Screening Certification
As of right now I think you may have to attend a work shop in order to take the test to become certified. I would like to know if anyone has done this and if so, how much it has helped you as a professional. I am very interested pursuing this, and would just like some feedback before I go any further. Do you feel like it is necessary or something that you don't believe is important? If you have any other comments about Gray Cooks functional movement screening or any others before you design a program and which tests you prefer feel free to add that to the discussion also. http://www.functionalmovement.com/
I also want to caution not to get to stuck with one method. As a trainer, you ultimately will see a wide variety of clients, and it is just as important to know a 'perfect screening protocol' as to know when and how to modify for the person who is in front of you.
Personally, I never had a client who could even be described as 'athletic', and I have to modify my screening methods all the time to accomodate the limitations that present themselves.
FMS is nice for more advanced clients/patients but is limited in the sense that it is movement screening.
NPI focuses on a Static Postural Assessment
-if you have any dysfunctions, asymmetries, deviations --> they will translate to poor movement patterns
Not to mention dynamic or "functional movements" are MUCH more difficult to assess.
Basicailly you want to take the first step in bettering your client as opposed to having them do all these movements and there already out of whack.
Any questions feel free to ask,
for info www.npionline.org or Facebook.com/NationalPostureInstitute
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