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Functional Movement Screen

Recently Craig, Pepe & Elisse all became certified to do the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). FMS is a ranking system that documents movements that are crucial to normal function. The screening can identifiy functional limitations and asymmetries.

Who Needs FMS?

Functional Movement Screens are mainly used by athletes and/or those interested in functional training. However, it’s a great tool that can be used for anyone with a fitness program: it can act as a benchmark test to show you areas of weakness and to track improvements made through training sessions.

How Do You Test Functional Movement?

The FMS takes 10 minutes to do with a certified tester and will provide quantitative feedback on your muscular imbalances and readiness for functional training. It tests seven areas (each scores from 0-3) with a max score of 21. Research shows athletes with a score lower than 14 are three times more likely to be injured. The FMS detects imbalances and identifies exercises that will be beneficial in building strength and restoring function to areas not performing at their best. Want to know more? Send your questions or book an FMS test with Craig:  [email protected] .

25.01.2012 | Training Tips