Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

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The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a ranking and grading system for movement patterns important for normal everyday function. The testing has been researched thoroughly and has been proven to be both reliable and valid (see The FMS, comprised of 7 functional movement tests, readily identifies deficiencies and asymmetries within movement patterns. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and lead to injury or dysfunction.

injury prevention at Capital Physical TherapyAfter the testing is administered the subject is given a score and “problem” areas are highlighted. Corrective exercises are then prescribed to improve upon deficiencies noted within specific functional movement tests.

We are pleased to offer the FMS at our facility as we believe it is a great way to minimize the risk for injury and also to enhance athletic performance. This is also a great tool to identify potential problem areas before beginning a workout program. Call us today if you are interested in learning more or if you want to schedule a screening.

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Video Library - Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

Select below either the full FMS video, or one of the specific test chapters.

(FMS) Functional Movement Screen - Complete Video (21 min)

(FMS) Functional Movement Screen Introduction

Deep Squat - FMS

Active Straight Leg Raise - FMS

Trunk Stability Pushup - FMS

Hurdle Step - FMS

Inline Lunge - FMS

Rotary Stability - FMS

Shoulder Mobility - FMS

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