Available at Rivervale Physiotherapy, The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a screening tool used to evaluate seven fundamental movement patterns in individuals with no current pain complaint or musculoskeletal injury.
The FMS is not intended to diagnose orthopedic problems but rather to demonstrate opportunities for improved movement in individuals.
The screen is designed to place you in challenging positions where movement deficits become noticeable if appropriate control and mobility are not available. Even though you may be performing an activity or sport at a high level, during FMS testing we might observe some limitations in particular fundamental movements.
You might be using compensatory movements in order to achieve or maintain the level of performance you are used to, perhaps predisposing you to injuries. FMS testing can highlight poor biomechanics or weaknesses that may limit gains in performance and may reduce the body’s ability to continue to perform pain free.
This testing can be repeated at regular intervals to ensure your rehabilitation program is achieving the results you want.