WHAT is the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)? The FMS is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients and athletes. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. If you are training with poor movement patterns or asymmetries this can reduce the effects of functional training, movement efficiency and possibly lead to injury.It is not a therapy, or a substitute for proper medical care. It is not a "cure" for conditions such as chronic back pain and repetitive strain injury but it DOES address posture and movement patterns that may contribute to these conditions.
WHO can benefit from the FMS? Anyone can benefit from having a screening done. The FMS will identify functional limitations and asymmetries and help restore mechanically sound movement patterns. When you have a screening done we can monitor your FMS score and track progress to identify exercises that will be most effective to restore proper movement and build strength in each individual.
"Are you moving poorly because your in pain? or are you in pain because your moving poorly?" -Grey Cook
HOW is the FMS performed? During the screening process we look at seven movement patterns to identify any movement dysfunctions or asymmetries
- Deep Squat(Functional Movement). Assess bilateral, symmetrical and functional mobility of the hips, knees, and ankles.
- Hurdle Step(Functional Movement). Assess the bilateral functional mobility and stability of the hips, knees, and ankles.
- In-Line Lunge(Functional Movement). Assess torso, shoulder, hip and ankle mobility and stability, quadriceps flexibility and knee stability.
- Shoulder Mobility(Fundamental Mobility). Assess bilateral shoulder range of motion, combining internal rotation with adduction and external rotation with abduction.
- Active Straight Leg Raise(Fundamental Mobility).Assess active hamstring and gastroc-soleus flexibility while maintaining a stable pelvis and active extension of opposite leg.
- Trunk Stability Push up(Fundamental Core Strength). Assess trunk stability in the sagittal plane while a symmetrical upper-extremity motion is performed.
- Rotary Stability(Fundamental Core Stability). Assess multi-plane trunk stability during a combined upper and lower extremity motion.
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