FMS HS is a group of healthcare professionals, athletic trainers, occupational athletes and performance specialists, with experience from a variety of fields, who have brought their unique skills together to improve the movement of all the individuals we work with. Our team has successfully worked with professional athletes, tactical athletes, and workers from a variety of occupational industries. Our sole mission is to work with companies, large and small, and insurance carriers who are looking to help employees move better and reduce injury costs. Once movement patterns are assessed and risks are identified, FMS HS provides targeted, movement-based solutions that are specific to each employee’s unique capabilities to reestablish sound movement patterns, improve movement efficiency, and reduce injury risks.
Michael A. Contreras
Michael Contreras is a Battalion Chief and former Wellness and Fitness Coordinator for the Orange County Fire Authority in Irvine, California. Michael has worked for the OCFA for 23 years and held the rank of Firefighter, Firefighter Paramedic, Fire Captain and Fire Captain/Paramedic. Michael has held many different assignments for the OCFA, including a Training Officer, Recruit Academy Instructor, Academy Fitness Coordinator, Academy Coordinator, Department Safety Officer, Hazardous Material Technician, Safety Officer, Assistant Public Information Officer and is member of the department’s USAR team. Michael was the lead contact for the reality show “The Academy Orange County Fire”.
Michael is National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist CSCS, an ACE Certified Peer Fitness Trainer, a USAW Performance Coach, Crossfit Certified Olympic Lifting Coach, a Russian Kettlebell Certified Instructor, a Functional Movement Screen Instructor, a Concept II Certified Instructor and a Crossfit Instructor.
Michael is a faculty member for ACE American Council on Exercise and is CE provider for a variety of fitness topics. He has been a seminar presenter at variety of fire service fitness and wellness conferences. Michael is a highly sought after speaker on fitness and human performance in the Fire Service and has published several articles on human performance in the Fire Service. Michael has trained numerous fire departments, fire department personal, police departments, the US military including Special Forces. Michael has incorporated his passion for health and fitness into the fire service to train hundreds of recruit firefighters as well as hundreds of other professional Tactical Athletes.
Dr. Lee Burton PhD, ATC, CSCS
FMS Co-Founder Dr. Lee Burton received his Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training from Appalachian State University and his Master Degree in Education with an emphasis in athletic training from Old Dominion University. Lee received his Doctorate Degree from Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Wellness. He attained his Certification of Athletic Training through the NATA-BOC and his Certification of Strength and Conditioning through the NSCA. He has presented internationally on numerous sports medicine topics. Additionally, Lee has authored book chapters and articles in a variety of sports medicine journals and produced instructional videos concerning functional applications for treatment, assessment and conditioning of active individuals. Lee is consults with a wide variety of organizations and individuals including NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, military/government entities, as well as the Cooper and Mayo Clinics on injury prevention and performance enhancement.
Gray Cook MSPT, OCS, CSCS
Gray Cook is practicing physical therapist, a orthopedic certified specialist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an RKC kettlebell instructor. He is the founder of Functional Movement Systems, a company that promotes the concept of movement pattern screening and assessment. His work and ideas are at the forefront of fitness, conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation. You’ll find him lecturing on these topics several weekends each month, worldwide. Gray received his graduate physical therapy education at the University of Miami School of Medicine with a research focus on orthopedics and sports rehabilitation.
Jon’s vision is grounded in being able to impact and empower others so that they may grow into the best version of themselves. Whether in athletics, physical education or recreation he embraces the process of coaching, personal development and systematic strategies.
Jon leads the physical education and athletic development for Functional Movement Systems while serving as a workshop instructor and content advisor. He provides coaching and consulting in performance across professional and amateur sports as well as private organizations.
Within the FMS Health and Safety Division he supports the occupational and industrial athlete in applied corrective exercise, movement development and health and wellness so that they may feel less pain, move well and maximize safety and efficiency.
He is also a Trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance teaching workshops with coaches, parents and children involved in youth sports.
Jon’s professional career began with the Buffalo Bills in 1995 as assistant strength and conditioning coach. From there he moved onto Indianapolis where he was the head strength and conditioning coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998-2012, the youngest to be hired in that role. His responsibilities were many and are proud to have worked on a fully integrated team with a shared vision that culminated with a world championship in Super Bowl XLI.
Continuing his work with NFL players Jon signed on with EXOS where he was the Director of Pro/Elite Sports in a fully committed role with the NFL Players Trust Program, a service for former NFL players.