Welcome to the NEW Gray Institute Online Educational Platform. Purchase any of the titles listed below and you will have access to that course for a three year period. Click on titles for additional information.
If you work in the field of physical therapy or athletic training, you’ve probably seen your fair share of ankle injuries. If you, yourself, live an active life style or participate in sports, you’ve probably experienced the pain of a severe ankle sprain. In this course, Gary Gray takes an in-depth look at the ankle. This is a practical and enjoyable course that explains and gives understanding to the ankle and its relationship to the rest of the body.
This online course attacks the very challenging topic of resiliency and adaptability. Through a clear understanding of the topic and the relationship between the two ideas, this issue provides techniques to improve the body’s resiliency and to enhance its adaptability. The course explains the importance of Transformational Zones (where change of direction occurs) when training and rehabilitating to improve resiliency and adaptability, and discusses the strategies from which to approach daily tasks functionally.
It seems that there is no more common or potentially devastating injury in sports than the torn ACL. But, what can be done, not so much to repair the torn ACL, but to prevent the injury from happening in the first place. For answers, we turn to one of Americas leaders in training and rehab, Gary Gray. In this course, Gary explores and explains the proper Function of the ACL.
We live in a world filled with many ‘ologies,’ psychology, biology, neurology, physiology, and many others. Chances are you’ve yet to hear of squatology. In this course, Gary Gray explores this conceptual element of human function. Whether we sit down, walk, run, or lift, the process of squatting in its many forms is the foundation upon which much of the rest of human function is built. Gary will teach the importance of proper analysis, for without it, rehabilitation would be unsuccessful.
Everybody has to lift things. Lift the baby, lift the groceries, and lift the cooler into the back of the minivan. The body was designed for lifting, from the legs to the hips, the feet, the spine, through the torso. So, why do so many injuries seem to come from lifting? In this course, Gary Gray will help us analyze the Chain Reaction® of lifting and help us to recognize lifting in an integrated way.
The online course at hand is Strength and Power in regards to rehabilitation and training. The importance of functional strategies regarding power training with emphasis on speed, loading and unloading, and Transformational Zones (where change of direction occurs) is explained in fine detail. Focus is sharpened by the utilization of Matrices (logical, three-dimensional exercises) for which to develop functional power.
The Core Conversion workout is an efficient and effective way to train the body’s true “core” – the nose to the toes – in all three planes of motion, utilizing a strategic sequencing of lifts, lunges, squats, squat thrusts, and push-ups. This workout is the perfect blend of strength training, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance that trains the body to not only feel better, but to function better.
Jump-Jop-Hop Explosion is a workout designed to functionally enhance the body’s ability to perform “ in this case, the body’s ability to defy gravity. The workout is not only intended to increase one’s vertical, but also to protect one from injury, as well as to improve one’s strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, agility, power, speed, and reaction.
Balance is a much-needed (and often-forgotten) area of focus for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance. Balance Escalation is a workout designed to strategically, three-dimensionally, and sequentially improve balance. Balance is a component of fitness that dramatically influences one's strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. This workout properly blends balance with motion to greater expand one's functional threshold to allow one to better perform in any task, activity, or sport. A great feature of this workout is how it uses authentic motion - such as foot "
The Romans threw javelins, the Native Americans threw spears, the Irish throw darts, Josh Beckett throws fast balls, Tom Brady throws frozen ropes, and kids across America throw frisbees, bean bags, yard darts, horse shoes, snow balls, you name it. Throwing is fun! Even watching someone throw is fun. But, to many people, there is a very large misunderstanding regarding analysis and evaluation of throwing. Within this course, Gary Gray will discuss these things, along with many other critical training and rehabilitation strategies of throwing.
Marathons are as popular as ever and running remains America’s favorite form of exercise. In this course, Gary Gray will explore the biomechanics and the Chain Reaction® of running and share his unique observation on how to diagnose problems and prescribe exercises that will keep his patients, athletes, and clients running for a lifetime. Gary will explain and give understanding to the three B’s of running, Big Toe, Butt, and Belly.
You have to learn to crawl before you can run. This little bit of wisdom is both allegorical and literal. Functionally, everyone has to master basic forms of movement before moving onto more complex forms of movement. In this course, Gary Gray and a special operations training specialist examine the development of on-ground function and its influence on more complex forms. This course will help in exploring and understanding the normal milestones of motor development. Gary provides knowledge that makes it evident the functionality of accomplishing things on the ground.
Our Gray Institute online educational module entitled An Overview of Applied Functional Science™ is presented in three logical parts. Part One describes Applied Functional Science™ as the convergence and integration of the physical sciences, biological sciences, and behavioral sciences. These three sciences are individually defined and their significance to their contribution to Applied Functional Science™ is outlined. In Part One you will gain an appreciation for how Applied Functional Science™ takes us on a journey.
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Approved through ProCert, recognized by 27 indivudal state Physical Therapy Boards.AK, AR, AZ, CA, DE, DC, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NC, ND, OR, SC, TN, UT, VT, VA, WI, WYOver 23 Hours of video content along with supporting documents. VIDEO DEMO
Join Gary, Doug and Lenny as they present on 8 different topics regarding functional movement and functional anatomy of the human body. These topics were all shot in front of live audiences so you’ll hear all discussions and questions and get to participate alongside the audience to experience the education first hand. The topics presented are 8 of the most fundamental or misunderstood complexes/actions for the human body.
This is your chance to spend an hour and a half LIVE with Gary and Doug Gray.A few weeks ago we co-hosted a live presentation for some of the local coaches, personal trainers and strength coaches in our area to discuss the action of squatting and how it impacts athletes and individuals they work with on a daily basis. In this presentation Gary and Doug discuss the various dangers in traditional squats and how we can better prepare everyone to accept the loads and stresses of squatting in their day to day lives regardless of activity level.
At the Fast Function desk, Gary, Dave, and Bob join one another to discuss the complex topic of stability and balance from a functional standpoint. This issue describes the powerful balance strategies emanating from principles of Function that focus on positions, drivers, and personal influences. Through easy to understand examples, the issue illustrates the enhancement of stability and balance through the utilization of techniques founded in Matrices (logical, three-dimensional exercises).
There are only a few constants in life, one of these constants being that we are chronologically getting older as we are blessed with the joy of living life. One of our goals is to physiologically stay as youthful as possible. In this course, Gary Gray invites one of his associates, Toni Garrison PT, to take a functionally unique look at the pelvic floor. The primary concern that Gary addresses, evaluates, and discusses how to rehabilitate, is figuring out what causes the pelvic floor to be turned off.
Join Lenny Parracino (live) for a hands-on exploration of On Ground Function where you will experience the principles, strategies, and the application of three dimensional On Ground Functional Matrixes. In addition, how you can integrate on ground movements with other form of function in your current programs, be it rehab, training, conditioning or group – this class is for everyone!
Typically each person recognizes just one butt, but if you are speaking functionally, you may actually come to understand having two butts. In this course, Gary Gray analyzes and rehabilitates injuries to the groin and shares his training techniques to prevent injury. Within his analysis, Gary discusses the use of the TrueStretch™ when examining the groin and also provides various exercises to functionally train the groin. You will appreciate how Gary explores the interactivity and complexity of this mysterious collection of muscles and nerves.
In this online edition of the Functional Video Digest Series, Gary Gray introduces you to his concept of stretching. For Gary, there is a huge difference between stretching and functional stretching. He explains functional flexibility and the proper understanding of functional biomechanics.
Gary Gray says balance is the key to everything. He has worked with everything from senior citizens to world class athletes and what he believes distinguishes a successful athlete isn’t only their strength, stamina, or speed, it’s often their ability to balance and to recover quickly. In this course, Gary explores the exciting functional world of balance. Accompany Gary as he explains the pure essence of balance and displays training techniques such as the Balance Matrix Warm-Up and Balance Reach Tests in three-dimensions.
Join Lenny Parracino (Live) as he presents the thoracic spine a functional THREE dimensional cage capable or reacting, compensating and causing significant reactions in all parts of the body-in fact it is the CORE to core training. It is essential to understand how to assess and address its function. This course will cover a live demonstration of function, assessment and exercise recommendations specific to the thoracic spine.
Join Lenny Parracino (Live) for this hands-on workshop that will address the functional anatomy of the hip and explore useful assessment techniques the health professional can successfully use to determine the action of the hip and its chain reaction throughout the whole body. You will gain an understanding of the expected biomechanical reactions of movement and some of the common compensations through these assessment tools.
Join Lenny Parracino (Live) as he demonstrates the foots tremendous stability while it is mobile and provides for tremendous mobility while it is stabile; to simplify this complexity we will share a principle, strategy, technique process thus empowering you to assess and address foot/ankle function. This interactive seminar will help you better understand the foot/ankle and its relationship to the whole body/client.
How many products have you seen advertised with the promise of a flat stomach and rock hard, six-pack abs. Well, we all know what the exercise products tell us our abs are supposed to look like. But, what exactly are they designed to do? In this online course, Gary Gray begins to look beyond all of the artificial truths of six-pack abs and toned tummies, and begins to explain an understanding of one of the most under utilized muscle groups in Function. Join Gary as he takes a look at the abdominals from a much more practical perspective, Function.
Join Doug Gray (Live) and you will learn not only how to create three-dimensional motion throughout the entire body, but also how to create three-dimensional stability for optimal environments for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. The Principle-Strategy-Technique Process of Applied Functional Science™ will be introduced and you will learn how flexibility will dramatically enhance strength and cardiovascular endurance in this online module! Motion plus stability lends itself to “Mostability.”
In this online course, Gary Gray describes the true function of the hamstrings. He dives into the complexity of the hamstring by providing a thoughtful and helpful explanation from the point of view of the hamstring. Using a biomechanical understanding, he affectively analyzes their authentic function and their role in the chain reaction of the body.
This module focuses on the motion of the bones during full body functional movements. Joint motion results from the REAL bone motion of the adjacent bones that make up a joint. If the adjacent bones move RELATIVE to each other, then some motion has occurred at the joint. Understanding both the REAL bone motion and the RELATIVE joint motion during three-dimensional functional movements is critical to effective training and conditioning, as well as rehabilitation.
This module provides insights into proprioceptors. Proprioceptors are the sensors in our joint capsules, muscle tendon units, and fascia that provides the body with the information needed to produce coordinated movement. It is essential to consider the “information” that our exercises send to the body when designing training programs.
This module delves into the important concepts of three-dimensional muscle function. Because the human body functions as an integrated system – not isolated parts – the effects of muscles are considered beyond the anatomical joint or joints that a particular muscle may cross. Expanding our thinking beyond the anatomical model into the functional model opens up endless possibilities for assessment and training of individual muscles while integrated in the total body system.
Applied Functional Science™ Nomenclature is a language system in which any and all movement can be accurately defined and described. To best understand and utilize this system, it is imperative that one first understands Applied Functional Science™, consisting of a process that includes scientific principles stemming to formulated strategies in creating powerful and unlimited techniques. Unlimited techniques “ How does one know precisely the movement being implemented?
Here's your chance to get all five of our Foundational Modules at a great price!!!This Comprehensive Programs Approved for Up to 14.5 Hours of CECs/CEUs!Learn from Gary Gray, Doug Gray and Dave TiberioPrograms cover a variety of topics on functional movement and anatomyCourses delivered completed online giving you the flexibility to complete at your own pace, get immediate results and revisit the material as often as you want, when you want!Course includes:1. An Overview of Applied Functional Science™
This is your chance to get all three of our very popular Flexibility online courses at a discounted rate. This package includes:1. Flexibility/Mobility2. Functional Flexibility3. Unplugged 3D Flexibility (taped Live)Purchased individually these three courses would cost $69.85 and you get all three for only $59.95. (Over 4 hours of content)
This is your chance to get all three of our very popular Flexibility online courses at a discounted rate. This package includes:1. Stability/Balance2. Balance3. Unplugged Balance Escalation (taped Live)Purchased individually these three courses would cost $69.85 and you get all three for only $59.95. (Over 4 hours of content)
Join Doug Gray (Live) as he discusses what constitutes the core and how to best train it for better function. The Principle-Strategy-Technique Process of Applied Functional Science™ will be introduced and you will learn more on how this influences the core by going through the Core Conversion workout. Various positions and actions to functionally feed the core in all three planes of motion will be leveraged, thus creating an online course that you will not want to miss!
Join Doug Gray (Live) as he showcases how to load the entire hip three-dimensionally with authentic motion in allowing balance to enhance the function of any patient/client. The Principle-Strategy-Technique Process of Applied Functional Science™ will be introduced and participants will learn more on how this influences balance training by going through the Balance Escalation workout, creating a workshop that will dramatically impact how you train the body!