Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

This exercise philosophy and a corresponding set of resources are based on sound science, years of innovation, and current research.

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

How it Works

The FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning, and distort body awareness. The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns. The FMS score is monitored by exercise professionals to track progress, and identify those exercises that will be most effective in restoring proper movement and building strength in each individual.

What it Does

The FMS simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the body. Its streamlined system has benefits for individuals, exercise professionals and physicians alike.
Communication – The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and treatment.
Evaluation – The screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, thereby diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis.
Standardization – The FMS creates a functional baseline to mark progress, and provides a means to measure performance.
Safety – The FMS quickly identifies and addresses dangerous movement patterns. It also indicates an individual’s readiness to perform exercises in order to set and achieve realistic goals.
Corrective Strategies – The FMS can be applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies of a wide array of movement issues. It identifies specific exercises based on individual FMS scores to instantly create customized treatment plans. Our office will perform this assessment, write a prescription for you or your trainer, and review the exercises with you – all for only $149.00. This may be covered by your insurance.

Contact us today to discover the many ways in which Wasserman Chiropractic can help you to overcome your pain and injury, and return you to your normal routine as soon as possible. You’ll be glad you did!