What is Function? Part 5

by Gary Gray |  Date Released : 01 Feb 2004

The Litmus Test for Function – Tests 9-10.

  • Pook Bear Test – Charades
    • Can I tell what you are training for by watching you train?
    • Transforming components of the end activity into functional movements in training.
  • Fun / Encouragement Test
    • Is the client enjoying their training?
    • If it’s fun, chances are it’s FUNCTIONAL!
    • Are they being truly encouraged and positioned for success?

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Gary Gray

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Gary is the originator and developer of many nationally acclaimed educational programs, including the “Chain Reaction” series of seminars. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2002 John Maley award which recognizes an individual for innovation in physical therapy. Referred to as the leading pioneer and authority in rehab and training, Gary is a respected physical therapist, trainer, educator, author, coach and successful inventor. He has transformed his functional and biomechanical understanding of the body into the most effective performance-enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitative applications. Gary’s passion for education and sharing, along with his innovation and desire, allows him to translate the complexities of human function into simple and effective techniques. Gary’s goal to enhance the lives of professionals and the lives of those they treat and train.

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