Functional Movement Evaluations

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a process that identifies weak links in certain movement patterns then assigns exercises to correct them

Weak links are often imbalances between muscle flexibility, strength, and inadequate joint mobility that can lead to injuries. The FMS is used to target problems and track progress. This system is directly linked to corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns. Fitness specialists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and medical professionals are currently using the FMS to decrease injuries and optimize movements in general populations through professional athletes. Major exercise systems like Primal Move and StrongFirst also use the FMS extensively.

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Why take a Functional?

  1. Identify individuals at risk who are attempting to maintain or increase activity levels
  2. Assist in program design by systematically using corrective exercise to normalize or improve fundamental movement patterns
  3. Provide a systematic tool to monitor progress and movement pattern development in the presence of changing fitness levels
  4. Create a functional movement baseline which will allow rating and ranking movement for statistical observation. Focus: The FMS is focused primarily on three critical areas that need improvement with nearly everyone—core, hip, and shoulder function.

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