Functional Movement Screen

Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Injury Prevention Program

What is the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)?
  • It is a series of movement-based tests that challenge mobility, stability, and coordination.
  • It highlights areas of movement deficiency and demonstrates limitations in the body based on how you perform the test.
  • Those who score poorly on the screens are likely using compensatory movement patterns during regular or athletic activities.
  • If left unchecked, sub-optimal movement patterns are reinforced, leading to reduced performance, poor biomechanics, and possibly contributing to future injury.
Who is the FMS for?
  • Athletes looking to improve their performance and reduce injury risk by finding and correcting areas of deficiency in their movement quality.
  • The everyday person who doesn’t have an active injury but wants to be proactive in managing their physical health before an injury happens.
  • Anyone who currently is experiencing pain but hasn’t been able to get rid of their pain through passive modalities (ie. massage, acupuncture, ultrasounds, etc).
What to expect during your session?
  • The session will last 1 hour in total.
  • Goals will be discussed and a thorough medical history will be taken.
  • Bring a change of clothes and expect to break a sweat during the tests.
  • Corrective exercises are given to be completed as homework with follow up sessions used to track progress and improvements.
The FMS is offered by our registered Physiotherapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) at the Front Street location and is billable under Physiotherapy for those with extended health benefits.

Alex Chow

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