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Selective functional movement Screen & Functional movement screen (SFMS & FMS)

Selective functional movement Screen & Functional movement screen (SFMS & FMS)

Gray Cook, FMS;

"Do you know the number one risk factor for injury? Yep, previous injury—too many individuals are cleared for activity before they are free from the vital signs that demonstrate lack of competency—resulting from poor adaptation, previous injury or poor environmental choices. Current systems are not working."

SFMA and FMS are a powerful paradigm shift in exercise and rehabilitation.

Are you in pain? Do you always get injured? 

Maybe your pain area isn't your main problem, what is the cause not source of your pain?

"The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.

This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice." FMS

"We use the SFMA to shorten the rest of our exam so we don’t have to do all that ROM testing. It’s like a bull’s-eye on what we need to focus on." FMS

Endorsement of FMS;

“When it comes to identifying the root cause of any movement dysfunction or painful pattern, there is no one better than Gray Cook. His Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is the most thorough but simple method to help you pinpoint your clients' primary dysfunctions. We have been using the SFMA at Titleist with all our players for the past year, and the results are unbelievable.”

Dr. Greg Rose - Co-Founder of the Titleist Performance Institute

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Breathing Well


It’s that time of year again when pressures start to pile on. Time pressures, financial pressures, complex social interactions with families and friends and the expectations from others and ourselves.
We do need a small amount of stress to function well, but we often don’t find the right balance. With increased stress, the autonomic nervous system moves from parasympathetic (calm) to sympathetic (fight or flight). This causes our heart beat to increase and our breathing gets shallower and faster, it’s all part of the fight or flight reaction. Symptoms of stress can include: Palpitations, dizziness, indigestion or heartburn, tension headaches, aching muscles, trembling or eye twitches, Diarrhoea, frequent urination, insomnia, tiredness or impotence. Severe stress can lead to panic attacks, chest pains, phobias and fears of being seriously ill.

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Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer is a major health issue for New Zealanders. One in three New Zealanders will have some experience of cancer, either personally or through a relative or friend. With earlier cancer diagnosis, new and improved treatments, survival rates are higher than ever. But, with little or no rehabilitation support, patients are often faced with downward spiralling cycle of illness, treatment and deconditioning. Patients fear of losing independence and progressively debilitating disease is among the most distressing concerns of this patient group. Functional decline fosters a sense of helplessness and vulnerability.

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The Unsung hero - The Pelvic Floor

 
Pelvic Floor
 
Inner Strength - Pelvic Floor
The pelvic floor runs between your pubic bome and your tail bone and one "Sit Bone" to the other. It is vital for your health and well -being , (not to mention your sex life). It is made up of deep and superficial layers of muscles that support your pelvic organs, it stops everything from "falling out", be it your organs or your bodily waste products.
Most of the time we don't have to think about it. The pelvic floor is important in sexual function especially in men for erectile function and ejaculation. It supports the weight of baby in pregnancy and it works with the abdominal and bak muscles to stablise and support the spine.
A poor functioning pelvic floor can lead to problems such as : lower back pain, repeated groin strains, leakages, poor core stability to name but a few.
The four top tips for looking after your pelvic floor include:
  1. "The Knack Manoeuvre - squeeze and lift your pelvic floor before you lift or cough.
  2. Take care with impact sports
  3. Don't stain on the toilet
  4. Strengthen the pelvic floor.
For more info check out www.pelvicfloorfirst.co.au or come and see us for professional advice.
 
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