Functional Movement Screen
[FMS]

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Even if you feel at your peak, there are often hidden “sub-optimal” areas or “weak links” holding you back. Our functional movement screening uncovers these hidden weaknesses, enabling you to enhance your skills and performance while preventing future injuries. Let us help you achieve a stronger, more resilient body and take your performance to the next level.

Functional Movement Screen [FMS]

    Functional Movement Screen (FMS) refers to a set of tests and evaluation techniques designed to observe the quality, strength, and efficiency of an individual’s movements. The core purpose is to identify functional limitations and asymmetries in the human body, which can often be indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient body mechanics.

    Here’s a deeper insight into what it entails:

    • Objective Analysis: FMS is grounded in objectively analyzing the fundamental movements of an individual. It’s not just about how much weight someone can lift or how fast they can run; it’s about how well someone moves and manages their body while performing basic tasks.
    • Basic Movement Patterns: These assessments often involve basic movement patterns like squats, lunges, bends, pushes, pulls, and rotational movements. The individual might be asked to perform these movements under various conditions to assess stability and mobility.
    • Identification of Limitations and Asymmetries: Through these tests, practitioners can identify functional limitations and asymmetries in the body – these are inefficient movement patterns that can diminish the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and increase the risk of injury.
    • Injury Risk Assessment: By understanding an individual’s weak points in their movement patterns, a practitioner can predict where they might be susceptible to injury. For example, an individual who has trouble with balance during a lunge might be at higher risk of knee injuries.
    • Customized Training Programs: After the assessment, fitness professionals, physical therapists, or strength and conditioning coaches can use the data to create or modify a training program. This customized approach helps improve inefficient movement patterns, making them more biomechanically efficient.
    • Performance Enhancement: For athletes, a functional movement assessment can be crucial in enhancing performance. By identifying and improving any limitations or asymmetries, athletes can move more efficiently, potentially improving their performance while reducing their risk of injury.
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    Who would be benefit from FMS?

    Functional Movement Screen (FMS) can be beneficial for a wide range of individuals, as it’s designed to evaluate fundamental movements and body mechanics, helping to prevent injuries and enhance physical performance. Here are groups that would find FMA particularly beneficial:

    Athletes

    Both amateur and professional athletes can benefit from FMS as it helps identify poor movement patterns that could hinder performance or increase the risk of injury. By addressing these issues, athletes can hope to enhance their performance and longevity in their sport.

    Individuals Beginning a Fitness Program

    For those new to structured exercise or starting a new fitness regimen, FMS can identify any existing functional deficiencies or asymmetries that need attention before engaging in more intense physical activity.

    Recreational Exercisers

    Even casual exercisers can benefit from FMS by learning more about their body’s strengths and weaknesses, potentially preventing future injuries and improving their overall fitness by addressing any identified issues.

    People with Past Injuries

    Individuals recovering from injuries can use FMS to assess their movement patterns and identify areas that may need additional strengthening or mobility work to fully recover and prevent re-injury.

    Aging Adults

    Seniors can benefit from FMS as it can uncover areas of weakness or stiffness that might contribute to balance issues or falls, helping to inform a fitness program that can improve their mobility, strength, and quality of life.

    Occupational Health

    For individuals whose jobs involve physical labor or repetitive movements, FMS can help identify any movement inefficiencies or imbalances that might increase the risk of work-related injuries.

    Health and Fitness Professionals

    Personal trainers, physical therapists, and strength and conditioning coaches can use FMS not only to assess their clients and develop tailored exercise programs but also as a tool for tracking progress and reassessing clients after a period of training.

    Children and Adolescents

    In younger populations, especially those involved in youth sports or physical activities, FMS can help detect and correct movement deficiencies early on, promoting proper physical development and reducing the risk of injury.