The Business of Movement with Gray Cook

On today’s episode, I speak with Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS. Gray Cook is a physical therapist, orthopedic certified specialist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. His developments in movement pattern screening and assessment are at the forefront of fitness, conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Distinguished among manual therapists for his degree of precision, accuracy and consistency in considering movement as a behavior, mapping and deconstructing movement patterns and rebuilding movement following natural developmental paths. Cook is the co-founder of Functional Movement Systems and author of Athletic Body in Balance and Movement.

Gray talks about his interest in the art of coaching and his realization that coaching only worked when the athlete wasn’t injured. This whole idea led him to founding Functional Movement Systems 

I am so excited to share this interview with you. You don’t want to miss it!

We talk about:

-Gray’s “ah ha” moment

-solving longterm problems

-being a leader and not a follower

-going to the bottleneck

-fundamental movement patterns

-the importance of the initial exam

-changing the narrative around functional movement and physical therapy

-The Business of Movement book 

-maximizing value for patients


1:00 Intro

6:15 changing behaviors

9:30 changing societal perception of what injury and pain is

12:00 finding the minimum effective dose

25:05 making physical therapy the first stop instead of an MRI

34:50 using screens to grow your business

40:20 pivotal moments in business

45:40 new concepts and where they come from

56:10 pull your team close

61:20 finding Gray online 

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About The Author

Aaron LeBauer

Aaron LeBauer PT, DPT, LMBT started a 100% cash based physical therapy practice right after graduation. He's on a mission to save 100 million people from unnecessary surgery & enjoys helping passionate therapists build successful businesses without relying on insurance.

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