Movement Screening, Testing & Assessment


Movement Screening, Testing & Assessment

Muscle imbalances might exist in your body at very basic level of movement. It’s important to address these imbalances prior to conditioning to protect your body from the increased potential for injury. Often these issues are hidden due to the body’s ability to compensate for imbalances by substituting other movement patterns. A functional movement screening can help identify muscle weaknesses, imbalances, and poor motor control.

Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a predictive, but not diagnostic, functional screening system. The FMS is composed of 7 fundamental movement patterns that require a balance of mobility and stability for successful completion. These functional movement patterns were designed to provide observable performance tasks that relate to basic locomotive, manipulative, and stabilizing movements. The tests use a variety of common positions and movements appropriate for providing sufficient challenge to illuminate weakness, imbalance, or poor motor control.

Seven Movement Patterns of the Functional Movement Screen

1.     Deep Squat

2.     Hurdle Step

3.     In-Line Lunge

4.     Shoulder Mobility

5.     Active Straight Leg Raise

6.     Trunk Stability Push-Up

7.     Rotational Stability