This past summer was a phenomenal time for me in that I got to present at so many great conferences. These are tremendous opportunities not to just share what DVRT is about with more people, but to connect with many coaches and other people teaching great programs. What happened this year though was something I would have never expected.
While at a social event at the Perform Better Providence summit, renowned physical therapist, Gray Cook pulled me to the side. He was very kind in complimenting how we have grown DVRT into a system really about helping people and not just pushing our own ego or selves. With that in mind, he did something that blew me away, he offered for me to come down to Danville, Virginia and spend 2 days with him. Why? He just wanted to see if he could help me with my spinal degenerative disease and just connect more on a deeper level.
Those two days were amazing and I can’t begin to thank Gray enough both for the experience and information he shared with me. At the same time, I also got the wonderful benefit of getting to know another great coach, Trey Belcher. In the past few years, Trey has been working with the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) crew in teaching and helping educate others on their program. Trey was equally as generous spending almost a whole day screening and going through different drills with me.
Getting to know someone on that level, I could see Trey’s passion for helping others and just sharing good information. Being a firefighter and a strength coach, Trey has a unique viewpoint on screening, developing good programs, and problem solving people’s issues. That is a big reason that I wanted to get him on an interview for you guys and have him share what FMS is really about, the common mistakes people make, and how to use the information to both be transformative and how it fits right in with DVRT.
For those that are unfamiliar with FMS you can check it out HERE.
Click HERE for the great interview I did with Trey and we got a few great questions so check them out below.
There were some great questions that came in, so here are Trey’s responses:
Q: Best “corrective” Dvrt exercises for each FMS screen? Do you apply correctives through DVRT exercises based on the FMS corrective strategy algorithm?