FMS is a specific screening procedure which helps to detect restrictions or asymmetries in movement patterns of the body that are essential to functional movement in individuals with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.
These movement patterns are designed to discover faulty movement patterns by placing an individual in specific positions where weaknesses and imbalances become visible when the appropriate mobility and motor control (stability) of the body has not been used.
Regardless of which sport we participate in, we tend to focus too much on performance without taking into consideration our bodies mobility and stability condition. If we do not have the correct mobility and stability patterns to allow our bodies to function correctly, then we will always struggle with our performance and skills.
What is FMS?
FMS is a set of movement screens that are used as a grading system which allows us record and examine the movement patterns of the body that are vital for normal function. By screening these patterns, we can detect functional restrictions and asymmetries. These are problems that can effect functional training, physical conditioning and adapt body awareness, which are used to target problems and therefore track progress and help build strength in each individual.
Who is FMS for?
FMS can be applied to anyone and at any level of fitness. The FMS quickly identifies faulty movement patterns so they can be addressed. It identifies specific exercises based on individual FMS scores to instantly create customised treatment plans. It also indicates an individual’s readiness to perform exercise so that realistic goals can be set and achieved.