functional movement screen (FMS)
The Functional Movement Screen is a tool used to evaluate an individuals risk of injury, as well as performance-limiting movement patterns. FMS does this by assessing asymmetries or imbalances by taking an individual through a series of specific movements.
FMS is a beneficial assessment tool to:
Recognize movement patterns that support work, sports and daily activities.
Understand the true relationship that movement patterns play in our health and fitness goals.
Explain the role of mobility, motor control, and functional patterns in fundamental movement.
Identify basic movement asymmetries that may lead to increase injury risk.