Functional Movement System


Functional Movement System and Screen

The FMS was developed by Dr. Gray Cook and Dr. Lee Burton with the idea of creating a research proven, functional based screen (not evaluation) to “document movement patterns that are key to normal function” that will allow us as exercise professionals to identify functional limitations, asymmetry and dysfunction. Based off of your FMS movement pattern score, we can identify your particular areas of concern that are probably inhibiting your ability to maximize the effects of your training program. Following the identification of your limitations, we can then implement daily, corrective based exercises that will restore the bio-mechanics required to perform the functional movement correctly and therefore enhance the effectiveness of your training.
The system boasts benefits including
Communication – The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and treatment.
The screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis.
The FMS creates a functional baseline to mark progress and provides a means to measure performance.
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. It identifies specific exercises based on individual FMS scores to instantly create customized treatment plans.
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