Movement & Strength (FMS) Screen
The Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Screen is a pivotal component of our physical therapy and athletic training services, designed to evaluate the fundamental movements that are essential for daily activity and athletic performance. This screening process delves into assessing an individual’s general mobility, flexibility, and stability through a series of specific movements that are foundational to both everyday tasks and sports-specific actions.
By systematically examining these basic movements, the FMS Screen helps in identifying asymmetries and limitations that could potentially lead to injury or hinder performance. It serves as a crucial tool at the conclusion of an injury rehabilitation program, providing a comprehensive assessment to determine whether an athlete has regained the necessary movement capabilities to safely resume training and competition in their sport. This evaluation ensures that the transition from rehabilitation to performance training is both smooth and safe, minimizing the risk of re-injury.
Additionally, the FMS Screen is regularly employed within training programs for injury-free athletes. In this context, it functions as an invaluable method for establishing a baseline of an athlete’s movement quality. By recording this baseline, physical therapists and trainers can track progress over time, tailor training interventions more effectively, and address any emerging issues before they lead to injury.
The use of the FMS Screen underscores our commitment to promoting optimal movement health and athletic performance. Whether aiding in the recovery process or enhancing an athlete’s functional movement in the absence of injury, the FMS Screen is integral to developing training programs that are not only effective but also personalized to meet the unique needs of each individual. Through this targeted approach, we aim to support athletes in achieving their highest potential while fostering long-term health and injury prevention.