I think it’s been a little too long since I made another installment to my Assessing Our Assessments series.

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In Part 1 of Assessing Our Assessments, I gave you some interesting and thought provoking points on Fitness Professionals using assessments.

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In Part 2, I provided you with some tips on how to better communicate with your clients during and after the movement assessment process.

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Today’s post will be dedicated to showing you what I feel to be are the Top 3 resources available for Fitness Professionals to learn, understand and apply a functional movement assessment.

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Top 3 Movement Assessment Resources

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Assess & Correct DVD

This DVD is produced by Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson and Bill Hartman. Or, as I like to call them “The 3 Amigos”.

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You won’t find a group of smarter, more well-read guys than Cressey, Robertson or Hartman. That’s why every product these guys produce is  top notch. Asses & Correct is no exception!

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The 3 Amigos have put together one of the most comprehensive products I’ve seen on the market today for how to Assess movement and correct dysfunction.

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If you’re a Strength Coach, Fitness Professional or Athlete looking for a done-for-you system of how to Asses and successfully use corrective exercise – This product delivers big!

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Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

If you’re a Fitness Professional and don’t know of Gray Cook, you’re either brand new to this industry or you’ve been living under a rock. Gray Cook has changed the game and is one of the smartest minds in this business. Much of what I do and how I think is influenced by concepts I learned or modified from Gray.

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Everything Gray puts out from his Functional Movement Screen DVDs, to his live FMS workshops through Perform Better , to the Secrets series of DVDs is amazing and well worth the investment.


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That said, for the sake of this post, I have to narrow it down to one assessment related product offered by Gray. The product I rank on my Top 3 Assessemnt products list is: FMS Performance Series Package

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Put simply, the FMS is one of the most comprehensive, plug-and-play assessment system for the Fitness Professional to evaluate and eliminate common movement dysfunctions!

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I highly suggest you invest in Gray Cooks FMS Performance Series Package if you want a fool-proof assessment system that works!

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes

Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, The book by Shirley Sahrmann PT PhD FAPTA is one of the new “go-to” books for Physical Therapists and corrective minded Fitness Professionals.

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Shirley Sahrmann is at the top of her field and put together and amazing book describing how to improve human movement and how to assess dysfunction. I personally reference Shirley Sahrmann in many of my workshops. Her book has heavily influenced the way I think and train my clients.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes is some heavier duty reading. So, you may have to read it several times to fully understand how to safely and effectively use the information.

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In my opinion, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes is a must-have book for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the human body and it’s function.

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There You Have it…

I’ve given you my Top 3 resources for learning how to effectively deliver a human movement assessment. There are plenty of other similar products out there. Many I’m sure are very effective. However, the three products I listed for you above are the one’s I’ve personally found most useful. Get them for yourself and I’m sure they’ll benefit you as much as they have for me.

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What Assessment products do you recommend? Comment below!