Functional Movement Screening

deep squat for functional movement trainingThis screening philosophy and corresponding exercises are "based on sound science, years of innovation and current research."

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is comprised of seven movement tests that evaluate balance, mobility and stability. They assess basic movement patterns uncomplicated by specific skills, to find asymmetries/limitations/weaknesses.

Over time individuals adapt their own patterns of movement. The screen determines if these movements increase the likelihood of injury. If so, correcting these patterns now may save your body in the long run!

Evaluation - the screen utilizes the following seven simple movements:

1. Deep Squat
2. Hurdle Step
3. In-Line Lunge
4. Shoulder Mobility
5. Active Straight Leg Raise
6. Trunk Stability Push-Up
7. Rotary Stability

Corrective Strategies - the FMS can be applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies for a wide array of movements. It identifies specific exercises based on individual FMS scores and practitioners are able to instantly create customized treatment plans.

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