Functional Movement Screen
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a screening protocol used to identify areas of movement limitation and asymmetry. Seven primary functional movements are screened which relate to gait, stability and control in everyday activities. These movements form the foundations for more complex and specific motor patterns that are used in sports and other more strenuous activities. By screening these primary movements, weaknesses and imbalances become more noticeable if appropriate mobility, flexibility and control are not utilised. The FMS is used for people who are not in pain and who do not have an injury, it allows areas of potential weakness to be identified before injury occurs.