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Functional Movement

Quality functional movement is the key building block of all movement. It allows you to move your body with proper muscle and joint function for easy, pain-free movement.

Functional Performance Pyramid 

Why does it matter?

If something in your body isn't moving correctly, it may cause you to compensate. This, in turn, can result in altered movement patterns during daily activities, sporting activities or exercise. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) tests seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to identifying your functional movement quality. By identifying poor movement patterns and painful movement patterns, unnatural stress to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones can be reduced, harmful repetition can be eliminated, and risk of injury can be reduced.

Functional Movement Screens

The Functional Movement Screen tests seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to identifying your functional movement quality. Poor movement patterns and painful movement patterns can be quickly identified providing a reliable baseline for fitness professionals, doctors, and physical therapists to prescribe actionable and effective steps to improve your performance and recovery.

Types of Screens/Assessment

Move Well, Live Well

Move Well, Live Well is a program designed by a movement assessment certified physical therapist with the goal of injury risk reduction in active individuals. This is achieved by developing relationships with medical and fitness professionals to ensure clients are moving appropriately and without compensation leading to a reduction in their risk of injury. If individuals are able to move well, including without pain or injury, they will move more often resulting in decreased obesity, improved fitness, and overall improved health and well-being.

A physical therapist works with a client and/or a fitness professional as a team to assess your movement profile before starting a workout program. The 15-minute Functional Movement screening process provides them with information necessary to allow the development of an individualized program. As you work to improve your movement profile, you will progress under the guidance of the fitness professional to develop your workout program with less risk of injury.

Functional Movement System Overview



Types of Screens/Assessment

What is the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)?

     
What is the Modified Functional Movement Screen (Modified-FMS)?

What is the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)?