Benefits & Features
Screen and entire team at once without sacrificing training time
Avoid expensive testing kits making it suitable for group SCREENING
IDENTIFY WEAK LINKS
Helps narrow issues in stability and mobility throughout the body
Improve communication among healthcare and fitness professionals
helps you conduct the DWMA quickly and perfectly, every time
Make Your Dynamic Warm Up A Functional Movement SCREEN
If organizing a movement screen to improve functional movement with athletes is something you have wanted to do, but never thought possible because of time constraints or lack of knowledge, it’s time to re-think your approach.
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What You’ll Learn
- How to screen an entire group at once using DWMA and the DWMA Screen App.
- Learn the 10 DWMA Screen Exercises and how to globally pinpoint movement limitations in each.
- How to utilize DWMA with your exisiting warm-up and introduce it to your athletes.
- Discover the anatomical concept of the Kinetic-Chain and its linked pattern to human movement.
- Illustrate how the kinematic system allows the movement of one joint to affect the action of another joint.
- Delineate how joint mobility gets influenced by both joint structure and flexibility.
- Explain joint mobility and segmental stability and how they dictate movement within each body segment.
- Define how inefficient movement patterning can limit performance and enhance the likelihood of injury.
- There aren’t any particular requirements for taking this course.
- You do NOT need a degree in kinesiology to utilize the DWMA system.
- DWMA’s ease of use is a consistent endorsement from those with less secondary knowledge of human movement mechanics.
- While DWMA’s simplicity makes it qualified for the masses, individuals with expertise in human kinematics can also use it in advanced settings.
This Course Includes:
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Full lifetime access
10-hours of on-demand content
High-quality, animated exercises
Access on mobile and desktop
Certificate of Completion
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DWMA Web App
The DWMA App enhances your ability to globally pinpoint movement limitations within each body segment for selected DWMA exercises using your smartphone.
Deliver movement screen reporting via email.
Label sessions to better track mobility and stability improvements.
High-quality, animated DWMA exercises enabling better screen instruction and execution.
Select DWMA exercises of ANY screen to accommodate movement preference.
Movement Tips and instructions for each DWMA screen exercise to boost the insightfulness of screening.
Joint position dictates muscle function
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DWMA is different in several ways.
- First, the DWMA Screen can be administered with an entire group or team at once while you mark their global movement dysfunctions instead of individually screening each athlete. This method is very accurate, highly effective and extremely time efficienct. Furthermore, this allows for a high rate of screen frequency. Identifying a link between monitoring findings of performance enhancement and incidence of injury to prevent them before they happen is perhaps the ‘holy grail’ coaching. While traditional movement screens highlight potential risk factors, monitoring changes from a baseline to intervene and stop a problem from progressing is inopportune since screening is limited to one athlete at a time. As a coach, the faster you can feedback the data to athletes and coaches the better. This helps immensely with “buy-in” and also provides an opportunity to have discussions on live data, rather than just what happened last month.
- Secondly, DWMA doesn’t require a test kit or special equipment saving you time and money.
- Next, the DWMA Screen examines the lower quarter of the body (i.e., big toe mobility, foot stability, ankle mobility). Traditional movement screens examine from the knee, up or involves a completely seperate course certification. Lower quarter screening is imperative since the foot feads the pelvis and is the origin which all force transfers up through the body’s kinetic-chain. Overlooking this particular kinetic-chain segement when screening is like fine-tuning a race car with no regard to the vehicle’s tire pressure or suspension.
Yes! In fact, the National Strength and Conditioning Association approves 0.5 CEU(s) in category D for certified individuals who successfully complete the DWMA course.
Time will vary depending on how many DWMA Screen exercises you include in your warm-up and the proficiency of your athletes in knowing the movements. Generally speaking, it takes between seven to 10 minutes.
No! The DWMA screen examines an individual or group’s movement in three different ways:
Pass = functional movement
Fail = movement dysfunction
Pain = refer out to a specialist
What Coaches Say About
DWMA Functional Movement System Courses
“Before, our athletes viewed their dynamic warm up routine as the ‘crappy stuff’ we have to do before we get to the ‘fun stuff.’ Now, the athletes understand the DWMA Functional Movement System as their ‘performance prep’ and appreciate its involvement. As a coach, the DWMA serves as an iteration or daily snap-shot for approximating an athlete’s functional movement needs.”
Gary SchofieldEmeritus Founder, NHSSCA // 2012 NSCA High School Strength Coach of the Year
“I serve as the strength coach and athletic trainer, and the DWMA Functional Movement System has been awesome for us. With DWMA, we can record and see how our athletes are improving daily. DWMA corrective exercises directly target what the athlete needs. DWMA has been amazing with how quickly and easily it clears up our athlete’s functional movement issues.”
Jon GirtonHead Strength Coach, Lee High School // 2014-18 NSCA Strength of America Award
“I have large classes and teams limit time and resources to incorporate a traditional movement screen effectively. Mike’s DWMA program changed my mind. Not only is DWMA a dynamic warm-up routine, but also a functional movement system in how to use corrective exercises to address areas of concern for athletes. Functionality and application are critical to all of my workouts, and the DWMA works perfectly for our program as warm up before we exercise.”
Ryan JohnsonHead Strength Coach, Wayzata High School // 2017 NSCA High School Strength Coach of the Year
“We were doing FMS once a year, and it was hit or miss. The time to screen and re-screen was too involved. DWMA has been a game changer because I never considered making a dynamic warm up routine a movement screen. The DWMA Functional Movement System lets us know how the kids [athletes] are moving and how to pinpoint what corrective exercises they need to move better.
Mark HooverHead Strength Coach, York High School
“DWMA allows us to evaluate how well athletes are moving every day, which is always changing due to daily training loads and competition. Essentially, the DWMA lets us auto-regulate training based on how well the athlete is moving and performing. The best part is the DWMA Functional Movement System empowers the athlete to recognize how their limitation impacts their performance, which helps create immediate buy-in.”
Patrick McHenryHead Head Strength Coach, Castle View High School // Former NSCA Board of Directors Member // 2012 Colorado High School // Physical Education Teacher of the Year Coach, York High School
“DWMA Functional Movement System lets us asses our athlete every single day before training. Initially, we used FMS which was great individually, but once we tried to implement it onto a bigger scale with a team or group, it proved impossible because we were spending an entire day screening at the expense of training. Plus, pre and post movement screen time gaps limited the athlete and us with knowing what and if effective changes were occurring. DWMA changed all that for us and our athletes.”
Justin SoukupAthletic Performance Coach, Olmstead Medical Center
DWMA Board of Directors
The DWMA Advisory Board is comprised of industry experts who oversee DWMA’s revolutionary functional movement screen solutions for athletes and teams. The Advisory Board ensures that DWMA corrective exercises are backed by the latest science and research, utilizing only the safest and most effective training methods.
Dr. Mike Martino
PhD, CSCS*D, FMS-1, EBFA-MI, BTS, CBRC, CES
Dr. Mike Martino is a Full Professor and Coordinator of the Exercise Science Program at Georgia College in Milledgeville.
Dr. Brent Myers
Ph.D., D.C., CCSP, ART
Dr. Brent Myers is a Chiropractic Physician as well as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician in Asheville, North Carolina.
MS, CSCS, MATcs
Jennifer Novak, CSCS, MATcs, is the owner and chief strategist at PEAK Symmetry.
Lisa’s professional career as an athletic trainer include stops at Kennesaw State University and University of Dayton where she worked with volleyball, softball, and helped to oversee track and field.