Build Your Career on Solid Ground

Learn the Key Scientific Principles of Functional Movement

Gain Knowledge the Top Therapists and Trainers Want to Keep to Themselves

In movement professions such as physical therapy, personal training, athletic training, and many others, how we are traditionally taught has created a significant gap in our understanding when we see how the body actually moves. Foundations will bridge that gap and enhance your ability to individualize care in performance, rehabilitation, and prevention. Using story, scientific principles, and applications that can be immediately embedded into your work, Foundations will help you understand the structure and system of the three sciences that impact human movement and provide you with the information you need to apply it in real life and function. With this understanding, you'll gain the confidence you desire and the results you've always wanted for those in your care.

The course delivers practical, useful tools, techniques, and training on topics such as Chain Reaction® biomechanics, joints, real versus relative motion, the effects of gravity, ground reaction force, mass & momentum, muscles, proprioceptors, and so much more. We'll also show you how to apply that knowledge in treatment, training, and performance. Foundations is an excellent resource for people at all levels of experience, from those just beginning their careers to the most advanced movement professionals.


Learn the Key Principles of Human Movement, Anchored in Applied Functional Science®


Obtain Reliable Techniques for Use in Rehabilitation, Performance, and Prevention


Gain Confidence, Learning Directly from the Source of Functional Movement

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250,000 Trained and Counting Derived from our landmark course, Chain Reaction®, the principles, strategies, and techniques in this course have been used by more than a quarter million professionals all across the world in the fields of prevention, performance, and rehabilitation.

Gain a Solid Foundation in Three Easy Steps

Step 1:

in the Foundations

Step 2:

Your Education and Understanding
of Human Movement

Step 3:

Those You Serve with
Greater Care and Outcomes

Purchase Options Available as a Single Course or Part of our Course Bundles


$245 USD

Experience the course at your own pace through our convenient online learning system. All course content is accessible from any internet-connected device. The course takes approximately 12.5 hours to complete.

Introduction to Functional Movement Bundle


Targeted at clinics and clubs looking to introduce their team to Applied Functional Science®, this bundle establishes a consistent understanding of functional movement, the Functional Movement Spectrum, and Chain Reaction® biomechanics. It's the first step in a two-part learning journey. The following courses are included in this bundle:
- Functional Techniques
- Foundations

Premier Functional Movement Collection


This bundle provides a solid foundation in Applied Functional Science®, and is an ideal choice for clinics and clubs aiming to standardize their approach. The educational content is perfect for training new team members, offering a common understanding, nomenclature, and principle-based tools. Courses included in this collection:
- Functional Techniques
- Foundations
- Certification: 3-Dimensional Movement Analysis & Performance System (3DMAPS®)
- Certification in Applied Functional Science® (CAFS)

What Others are Saying

"Foundations will help our new clinicians tremendously. This course is gold."

–Felix K., Clinical Services Director

“Foundations is some of your best work and there has been a lot of greatness come before. And I mean a lot. I loved hearing the stories from Gary's experiences. The session on real and relative motion was the best I've ever experienced.”

–Lachlan C., Lifestyle Transformation Trainer

Earn CEU’s

Foundations is approved for Continuing Education Credits for the Following Movement Professionals

Athletic Training & Personal Training Providers:

- ACE - 1.2 CECs
- AFAA - 12.0 CEUs
- BOC -12.5 CE Hours (Category A)
- CanFitPro - 4.0 CECs
- ISSA - 13 CEUs
- NASM - 1.2 CEUs
- NSCA - 1.4 CEUs (Category C)

If you don’t see your State or Organization listed, please contact

*This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

Physical Therapy

Gray Institute® is approved in the following states for 12.5 contact hours

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.(45 States)


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