In our Sept 6th edition of I-MOVE, we talked about Mobility and how at MOVE, we make it a top priority to focus our efforts and programing on addressing any mobility restrictions you may have. Once you have made inroads at improving your mobility we can then introduce exercises which are designed to help you govern that new-found movement.
Why do we use the FMS at MOVE? Before we can answer WHY, we probably should explain WHAT is the FMS. The FMS is the Functional Movement Screen. The screen was first used in 1998 as a tool to help physical therapist Gray Cook and his team of health professionals rate and rank the movement patterns of high school athletes.
Why Do We Eat? It depends. The most obvious answer is because we’re hungry. But statistics show that this answer, while appearing obvious, is not entirely accurate. In fact, a combination of factors, not the least of which is the overabundance of food availability in our society today, has conditioned today’s Americans to eat when we’re happy, sad, stressed, relaxed, bored, busy or just because we’re walking by the ice cream stand and it sure looks good!
Carbs have gone through a rough time lately as Paleo and Keto diets trend and have intimated carbohydrates as part of the obesity and diabetes problem. Suffice to say the answer to obesity and diabetes is much more complex and beyond the scope of this post so we’ll table the High Carb vs Low Carb discussion for another time.
What do we mean by Mobility First? As babies, we’re born with more mobility in our bodies than we know what to do with or can even manage. Our joints are pliable and our muscles are like jello. As we get older and more physically mature we develop certain movement patterns and with those patterns comes a loss of some of that innate mobility.
When we speak about our genes, we’re really referring to our DNA, the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms.