What is Functional Movement Screen?

What is Functional Movement Screen?

Are you at an increased risk of injury? Complete a Functional Assessment Screen to find out now.

Today’s individuals are all working harder to become stronger and healthier, by working to improve their flexibility, strength, endurance, and power. Many people, however, do not realise they have inefficiencies with some movement patterns which have potential to lead to injuries or long-term problems.

Completing a functional movement screen (FMS) will allow people to address concerns or issues that may lead to injury before they
happen. It gives people the opportunity to stay healthy and continue doing the things they want to do.

What is a functional movement screen?

  • The FMS captures fundamental movements, motor control within movement patterns, and competence of basic movements uncomplicated by specific skills.
  • It will determine the greatest areas of movement deficiency, demonstrate limitations or asymmetries, and eventually correlate these with an outcome.
  • The system was initially developed to rate and rank movement patterns in high school athletes but was soon discovered that it can be used beyond this intended purpose. The information gathered from its use has broadened the scope of corrective exercise, training, and rehabilitation.

What is involved in the FMS

  • The FMS comprises seven movement tests that require a balance of mobility and stability.
  • The patterns used provide trained health professionals, such as physiotherapists, to observe the performance of basic, manipulative, and stabilising movements by placing clients in positions where weaknesses, imbalances, asymmetries, and limitations become noticeable.
  • There is a scoring sheet that is filled out and a score is given at the end. Depending on the score will depend on what needs to be done for that individual.
  • Those who score poorly on the screens are using compensatory movement patterns during regular activities. If these compensations continue, sub-optimal movement patterns are reinforced, leading to poor biomechanics, and possibly contributing to future injury.

Book in now to stay in control with your body and prevent
injuries from happening!  Please call 07 4053 6222 to book functional movement screen.