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Functional Movement Screening

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) was introduced in 1997 by Functional Movement Systems co-founders Gray Cook, MPT, OCS, CSCS and Lee Burton, PhD, ATC, CSCS. The FMS examines seven fundamental movement patterns that make basic function possible. These movement patterns include:

  1. Deep Squat
  2. Hurdle Step
  3. Inline Lunge
  4. Shoulder mobility
  5. Active Straight Leg Raise
  6. Trunk Stability Push-Up
  7. Rotary Stability

Each movement pattern is given a score from 1 (low) to 3 (high), with the overall screening results then utilized to create a corrective exercise program aimed at maximizing both mobility and stability throughout the body. In addition, the test can be repeated at specific intervals to determine the effectiveness of the prescribed program as well as make new recommendations.

The FMS is best utilized near the end of a rehabilitation program when pain is no longer present. The results may then be used to prescribe a post-rehabilitative exercise program as well as supplemental exercises to be utilized alongside a previously established strength or fitness routine. To learn more about how a Functional Movement Screen may help you achieve optimal motion, Contact Us today at Irving, Euless, Grapevine, colleyville, highland park & grapevine,TX Centers to determine how testing may best serve you.

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