Functional Movement Screen

Functional Movement Screen

Find potential weaknesses and reduce the chance of injury

Something is only as strong as its weakest link. The goal of the FMS is to identify the weak link and correct it by looking at fundamental movement patterns, which are the foundation for proper fitness and performance. By placing you in positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable, we can take action to prevent an injury before it occurs.

Who should utilize the FMS?

A Functional Movement Screen is ideal for athletes of all ages. people who have no current pain or known musculoskeletal injuries, as the findings will determine where there is a future risk of injury. Functional Movement Screen also works for people who are currently experiencing pain, as the screen may show the underlying cause. By uncovering the problem that caused the pain, we’re able to overcome weakness and deficiency. We commonly conduct the assessment on runners, triathletes, student athletes, and entire sports teams.

What will the results tell me?

Your screen will give you a score out of 21. A score under 14 means you are at a higher risk for injury. Results can determine if you are:

– At a low risk of injury
– At a medium risk of injury, indicating you might benefit from personal training, working with an athletic trainer or physical therapist, or be provided a home exercise program designed to lower your risk of injury
– At a high risk of injury, indicating you might benefit from physical therapy in addition to a home exercise program which would potentially lower your risk of injury

How does the FMS work?

The Functional Movement Screen is not a performance test, it shows us how you’re moving today. It detects underlying issues that you’re not even aware of – issues that could lead to an injury if not addressed. The screening simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the body. Its streamlined system has benefits for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians, because it can detect potential issues before they turn into injuries.

Communication – It’s easy for everyone to communicate about progress and treatment.
Evaluation – The screen identifies limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing.
Standardization – A baseline is created to mark progress and provide a means to measure performance.
Safety – Dangerous movement patterns are identified so they can be addressed. The Functional Movement Screen also indicates your readiness to exercise so goals can be set and achieved.
Corrective Strategies – The Functional Movement Screen can be applied at any fitness level. It identifies specific exercises based on individual Functional Movement Screen scores to instantly create customized treatment plans.

How much does the FMS cost?

There is no cost for the screening. If additional treatment is recommended, it may be covered by insurance.

Questions and getting started
To set up a free Functional Movement Screen, contact Athletic Trainer, Mackenzie Delgado. If you have questions about yourself, or your child’s performance or injury, email Mackenzie or call 734.837.8106.

Why do you need an FMS?

Your number one fitness goal should be to prevent injury. This is more important than enhancing performance, losing weight, or building muscle because if you get hurt, none of your other goals matter – you could be sidelined for a long time.

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FMS is used by the pros

The FMS has been used by nearly all NFL, collegiate, and pro sports teams. The technology has most recently been utilized in the NFL combine as a way for coaches to determine which players are at a higher risk for injury.

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