Functional Movement Screen Assessment

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Let Personalized Fitness for You introduce you to a new tool: The Functional Movement Screen

We all want to take our athletic performance to the next level. Unfortunately, pushing harder and harder with outdated techniques is like trying to hammer a nail with a rock. It’s time to stop hitting the nail harder and start looking for a better tool.

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is used worldwide in every major sport — and by everyone from the Navy Seals to the Indianapolis Colts. It consists of seven movement and risk assessments that test an athlete’s mobility and stability. These tests place an individual in patterns of movement, which identify weaknesses, imbalances, asymmetries, and limitations.

Once these movement patterns are identified, corrective exercises can be used to improve functional fitness. With these corrections in place, the individual athlete develops greater movement efficiency. Bottom line: Better efficiency means better performance and less injury.

FMS exposes weaknesses within an athlete’s basic movement patterns. A poor score on the screen indicates the athlete is using compensation techniques during regular exercise. If the athlete continues compensating with inefficient movement patterns, it means poor performance and greater risk of injury.

Screening is available for performance athletes and recreational exercisers alike!

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