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Author; Lecturer; Internationally Recognized Physical Therapist

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 Gray Cook Biography

Gray Cook is a practicing physical therapist and orthopedic certified specialist, and is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a kettlebell instructor. He is the founder of Functional Movement Systems, which promotes the concept of movement pattern screening and assessment. His work and ideas are at the forefront of fitness, conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Gray Cook is an influential figure in both rehabilitation and exercise. His career started with an undergraduate degree in sports medicine and exercise science with minors in athletic training and psychology. His interest took him to the University of Miami where he studied physical therapy and furthered his strength and conditioning development. It's no accident that he became a certified strength coach and licensed physical therapist in the same year because his work has targeted fundamental errors in the way that exercise and rehabilitation have been practiced. Gray has introduced a systems approach to understanding, training, and rehabilitating movement.

Professional evolution is often geared toward specialization but most highly specialized professionals hit a plateau and adopt an approach that incorporate systems that protect the user against fundamental errors. This historical trend can be seen in aviation, medicine, and education. Fitness and rehabilitation are approaching a critical tipping point where fundamental systems are necessary for improved outcomes. This is because our current knowledge and scientific advances have not reversed the downward turn in the health and fitness of our culture. Fundamental systems minimize logistical errors that will improve communication between the many disciplines that exercise and rehabilitate the masses. Cook contends that we must map movement patterns and consider movement as a behavior and not simply as clean mechanical data. We must also develop better understanding of how movement is learned, maintained, and restored.

Cook's work cuts to the core of problems like low back pain, obesity, and the general physical decline of a modern culture. By revisiting the natural developmental principals that all infants employ as they learn to walk, run, and climb, Gray forces us to rethink motor learning, corrective exercise, and modern conditioning practices.

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Movement Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies

Movement Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies

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  • Getting to the Core: 4 Myths About Strengthening Your Abs

    What exactly is the core? When I asked this of my 92-year-old mother-in-law, she said it had something to do with her abdominals. When I taught anatomy for a Pilates certification training, I decided to survey fitness and health professionals on what they felt the core muscles were...

  • Body Needs an Upgrade? Surrender to the Higher Powers at Exos

    My brief, blissful life as a pro begins at age 49, on a September morning at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. I arrive looking like a grayer, gimpier version of the other athletes, many of them members of the LA Galaxy soccer team. Flashing my ID badge at the security guard, I head to a subterranean complex, where a company called Exos will oversee my workouts for the next two weeks...

  • Movement Screening to Increase Assessment Efficiency

    Testing is not the same as assessing. Screening is essential for sports injury management and risk assessment in athletes of all ages. It should be performed by a licensed and trained individual to ensure reliability. Patients can tell when structure is lacking and therapists are testing rather than assessing. This is an important distinction. Screening guides intervention to improve outcomes for...

  • Mountain River Physical Therapy Physical Therapist, Gray Cook, Featured On Golf Channel

    Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS, RKC, physical therapist at Mountain River Physical Therapy (MRPT) in Chatham, Virginia, was featured on the Golf Channel’s Golf Fitness Academy on June 6, 2011. Cook, who is known for the development of the Functional Movement Screen with Dr. Lee Burton of Averett University, is a Titleist Performance Institute Senior Advisory Board Member...

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Gray Cook

Author; Lecturer; Internationally Recognized Physical Therapist

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Gray Cook Biography

Gray Cook is a practicing physical therapist and orthopedic certified specialist, and is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a kettlebell instructor. He is the founder of Functional Movement Systems, which promotes the concept of movement pattern screening and assessment. His work and ideas are at the forefront of fitness, conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Gray Cook is an influential figure in both rehabilitation and exercise. His career started with an undergraduate degree in sports medicine and exercise science with minors in athletic training and psychology. His interest took him to the University of Miami where he studied physical therapy and furthered his strength and conditioning development. It's no accident that he became a certified strength coach and licensed physical therapist in the same year because his work has targeted fundamental errors in the way that exercise and rehabilitation have been practiced. Gray has introduced a systems approach to understanding, training, and rehabilitating movement.

Professional evolution is often geared toward specialization but most highly specialized professionals hit a plateau and adopt an approach that incorporate systems that protect the user against fundamental errors. This historical trend can be seen in aviation, medicine, and education. Fitness and rehabilitation are approaching a critical tipping point where fundamental systems are necessary for improved outcomes. This is because our current knowledge and scientific advances have not reversed the downward turn in the health and fitness of our culture. Fundamental systems minimize logistical errors that will improve communication between the many disciplines that exercise and rehabilitate the masses. Cook contends that we must map movement patterns and consider movement as a behavior and not simply as clean mechanical data. We must also develop better understanding of how movement is learned, maintained, and restored.

Cook's work cuts to the core of problems like low back pain, obesity, and the general physical decline of a modern culture. By revisiting the natural developmental principals that all infants employ as they learn to walk, run, and climb, Gray forces us to rethink motor learning, corrective exercise, and modern conditioning practices.

Gray Cook Videos

  • Gray Cook How can improve hip mobility? Part 6 of 14 - YouTube
  • Gray Cook: Feeling Awkward, Intimidated & Disconnected - YouTube
  • Gray Cook: I Welcome the Debate - YouTube

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  • How much does it cost to book Gray Cook?

    Booking fees for Gray Cook, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gray Cook, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gray Cook?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gray Cook for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gray Cook for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gray Cook or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gray Cook or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gray Cook is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gray Cook for your event is available upon request. Gray Cook generally travels from Chatham, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Courtney Paul, Raj Panjabi, Julie Rice, Elizabeth Cutler and Tracey Mallett. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gray Cook for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Gray Cook Speaker Videos

  • Gray Cook How can improve hip mobility? Part 6 of 14 - YouTube
    Gray Cook: Feeling Awkward, Intimidated & Disconnected - YouTube
  • Gray Cook: I Welcome the Debate - YouTube
    Gray Cook: "Movement Search: Connecting You to Your Movement ...

Gray Cook News

  • Getting to the Core: 4 Myths About Strengthening Your Abs

    What exactly is the core? When I asked this of my 92-year-old mother-in-law, she said it had something to do with her abdominals. When I taught anatomy for a Pilates certification training, I decided to survey fitness and health professionals on what they felt the core muscles were...

  • Body Needs an Upgrade? Surrender to the Higher Powers at Exos

    My brief, blissful life as a pro begins at age 49, on a September morning at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. I arrive looking like a grayer, gimpier version of the other athletes, many of them members of the LA Galaxy soccer team. Flashing my ID badge at the security guard, I head to a subterranean complex, where a company called Exos will oversee my workouts for the next two weeks...

  • Movement Screening to Increase Assessment Efficiency

    Testing is not the same as assessing. Screening is essential for sports injury management and risk assessment in athletes of all ages. It should be performed by a licensed and trained individual to ensure reliability. Patients can tell when structure is lacking and therapists are testing rather than assessing. This is an important distinction. Screening guides intervention to improve outcomes for...

  • Mountain River Physical Therapy Physical Therapist, Gray Cook, Featured On Golf Channel

    Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS, RKC, physical therapist at Mountain River Physical Therapy (MRPT) in Chatham, Virginia, was featured on the Golf Channel’s Golf Fitness Academy on June 6, 2011. Cook, who is known for the development of the Functional Movement Screen with Dr. Lee Burton of Averett University, is a Titleist Performance Institute Senior Advisory Board Member...

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