What is the Functional Movement Screen?

Understanding how and why we move helps us to improve. The FMS uses objective and validated standards to check the movement baseline and build foundations for lifelong movement success. Its streamlined system has benefits for everyone involved – individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians.

COMMUNICATION:

The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and treatment.

EVALUATION:

The screen identifies asymmetries and limitations, including areas that the individual may be at risk of injury.

STANDARDIZATION:

The FMS creates a baseline to mark progress and provides a means to measure performance.

SAFETY:

The FMS quickly identifies dangerous movement patterns so that they can be addressed. It also indicates an individual’s readiness to perform exercise so that realistic goals can be set and achieved.

CORRECTIVE STRATEGIES:

The FMS can be applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies of a wide array of movement issues.

The base line score will show any asymmetries or dysfunctional movement patterns that we can work to correct. You will be provided a report with our suggestions for improving your score. This assessment tool allows us to monitor progress and screen for potential imbalances that may be developing from training, and we can then work together to correct them.

This system is used by many Professional Sports organizations like European Soccer and the NFL in monitoring athletes throughout the season and as a tool to prevent injury.

If you would like more information regarding individual and team testing, contact the front desk at (905) 339-2333, or info@dynamichealthandperformance.ca.

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