Know Your Movement IQ
Who is Using FMS?
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a systematic approach to assess and grade movement pattern imbalances before they cause injuries. Consider it as a "Movement IQ" test for the human body.
The FMS is used by NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, U.S. Gymnastics, World Cup, NCAA as well as physical therapists, chiropractors, strength coaches, personal trainers, and medical professionals around the world.
This screening process immediately identifies poor quality movement patterns that can limit a person in reaching their full potential. Many athletes can "mask or hide" movement pattern imbalances and as a result, "look great" during practices or games. However, these hidden imbalances often show up as injuries that become set backs or road blocks to achievement.
For example, a high school age pitcher or pro prospect has a 95+ mph but rarely do people take the time to look at the "Movement IQ." Placing a skilled movement (pitching/hitting, throwing, jumping, running) on top dysfunctional movement foundation creates the likelihood of future injury.
The FMS screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis. The screen involves scoring seven functional movements and does not involve heavy lifting or physical exertion. Participation in an Functional Movement Screen provides valuable insight for athletes of all age, gender and level of competition. This streamlined system has benefits for everyone involved and provides a guide to progress a person towards optimal performance.