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Functional Movement Systems, or FMS, is a ranking and grading system that identifies and documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. The testing and screening procedures are effective in identifying functional limitations and asymmetries. These functional asymmetries are the "weak link" of movement patterns and can reduce the effects of functional training and physical condition and distort body awareness.
The Screen allows Dr. Korchok to target problems and track progress. The scoring system is directly associated to prescribing the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns. The purpose of the Screen is to utilize the proper exercises that are most effective to restore proper movement, increase flexibility and build strength in each individual.
Following a corrective therapy plan based on the results of a Functional Movement Screening has been proven to:
- Improve performance
- Improve efficiency of movement
- Improve movement symmetry
- Improve balance, stability and mobility
- Decrease probability of injuries
“We now use this program with every player as a pretest and evaluation tool before we even begin to train them. This individualizes our training as we can now focus on improving weaknesses, imbalances and asymmetries in an effort to improve functional movement patterns. It’s the foundation of our program. Everything we do builds off of it. We wouldn’t think of not using this program” – Jon Torine, Head Trainer/Strength Coach, Indianapolis Colts
For more information, visit the Functional Movement Screening website.