Strong Health Matters is associated with these key partners.
ESSA - Exercise & Sports Science Australia
Founded in 1991 Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), formerly known as the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS), is a professional organisation which is committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports science practitioners.
ART® - Active Release Techniques Australia
ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
ATMS - Australian Traditional Medicine Society
ATMS promotes and represents professional practitioners of natural medicine, who are encouraged to pursue the highest ideals of professionalism in their natural medicine practice and education.
The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) is Australia’s largest national professional association of natural medicine practitioners. We are a multi-disciplinary association representing around 12,000 accredited practitioners throughout Australia.
ATMS is governed by a Board of Directors. The functions of ATMS are carried out by the Directors, assisted by fulltime and part-time staff. Additionally there are specialised Departments of Massage Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Nutrition, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine.
Movement Assessment Technologies
MAT (Movement Assessment Technologies), formerly Functional Movement Group, is a one-stop source for those in the health and fitness industries seeking to learn more about movement assessment. We bring you interactive educational courses based on the most up to date research and innovative products with the mission to help professional like you bridge the gap between the health and fitness industries. Our unique approach means we are constantly evolving in line with the science to help provide you with an evidence based understanding of a person’s unique pain management, rehabilitation and performance needs.
Functional Movement Systems
Sometimes the most innovative ideas evolve from the simplest concepts. That’s the case with Functional Movement Systems (FMS). It all started with their co-founder, Gray Cook, sketching diagrams of movement patterns…on a napkin. Those sketches laid the foundation for our entire system.
Some consider them pioneers in the world of movement. Looking back to 1995, they were healthcare and fitness pros working with people – from high performance athletes to elderly patients in rehab – who displayed signs of dysfunction either from an injury or poor movement quality in general. And, while they originally designed the screen for local high school and college athletes where they live in southern Virginia, it quickly caught attention and gained notoriety with organizations like the U.S. military and professional sports teams.
During this incredible journey, they fine-tuned lessons learned and now teach them to you in online courses and seminars hosted around the world. Their system gives you the skillset to raise the movement bar for some and put it back in reach for others.
One thing’s for sure: Movement dictates the way we live — all day, every day — and we take that very seriously. Since 1995, their mission at FMS is for everyone to move well. And move often.
While they may have kicked off the movement over 20 years ago, the FMS global community propels their mission to the next level. To paraphrase Gray Cook, “let’s play to our strengths, work on our weaknesses,” and move forward together to reach even greater heights with you on our team.