Assessments for non-medical coaches

The goal of my DVD is teach non-medical professionals the SFMA with restrictor plates. There will be no breakouts, no manual therapy, and no treating pain.

I think it is a huge void where non-medical folks don’t have the tool(s) to work side by side with medical clinicians with the same template. Non-painful dysfunction is the FMS; you will learn how to get into those patterns with my DVD, and you will leave the painful patterns to those that are qualified. If that happens to be you anyway, all the better.

If — or since it was filmed last weekend, perhaps I can say when —  this comes to market, there will be a lot more explanation than just the SFMA.
Topics will be typical injuries you see when the joint by joint goes wrong, the core pendulum theory, and understanding the inner core.

But I also hope I am not going to disappoint anyone as this version of the material, like I said, will be the SFMA with restrictor plates. There will be no breakouts, no manual therapy, and no mechanism to treat people with pain.

What I want is for non-medical and medical folks to be able to use the same template to answer one of the MAJOR things I don’t care for, which is folks using the FMS in the presence of pain. After this DVD, you will know how to start to unfold the roadmap when you work with someone in pain. But I will not be the ones to give you tools that you may or may not be qualified to use. I respect that many non-medical clinicians are quite capable particularly manual therapists with an exercise background. I just don’t think it is appropriate to potentially put a chainsaw in the hands of a 4-year old. It’s not the right thing to do, and it’s also not really possible to put into a DVD.

I want to thoroughly explain why the rules are so clear when the FMS yields pain, but also demonstrate how the SFMA can also take you to swings, deadlifts, get-ups, push presses, etc.

What should be very enticing is that when non-medical folks are working with people in conjunction with poor physical therapists, you will clearly be the one that gets that person back to function, not the PT.

  • March 30, 2010

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Paul Lenart Reply

This sounds great I’ve taken the FMS and was curious about ISFMA, but am not yet certified to do so. Really looking forward to this seeing this video.

Charlie Reply

Paul – This will not be the SFMA. That is only taught by EBP Partners for medical professionals.
This version is a tiered down version of the SFMA with no treatment of painful segments, no manual therapy, an no breakouts/diagnosis.
I am calling it the SFMA with restrictor plates.

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