Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

What’s The Problem?

Recurring Injuries | Starting a New Sport
Returning to Sport after some time away from Physical Activity

What Is FMS?

FMS is an injury prevention tool used to identify asymmetries which result in functional movement deficiencies, highlighting areas of the body at higher risk of injury.

FMS FAQ

Functional Movement Screening Prices

£45 Per Screening

What Is A Functional Movement Screening?

FMS is a tool used to evaluate seven fundamental movement patterns in individuals with no current pain complaint or musculoskeletal injury.

The screen is designed to place an individual in extreme positions where movement deficits become noticeable if appropriate stability and mobility are not used – in other words, compensatory movements become obvious.

Relying on compensatory movements leads to poor biomechanics that limit gains in performance and reduces the body’s ability to remain adaptable against the risks associated with being involved in physical activity, all leading to increased risk of injury.

Who Should Have A Functional Movement Screening?

The assessment is suitable for anyone who trains or competes in sport at any level, in particular those that have had some time away from physical activity or are starting a new sport. FMS is used within many professional sports as a way of injury prevention

What Are The Movements Assessed And How Are They Scored?

The movements assessed are a deep squat, hurdle lunge, in-line lunge, shoulder mobility, rotary mobility, active straight leg raise and trunk stability push up. The FMS uses a simple grading system of 0 to 3, each with its own criteria

What Do We Do With The FMS Results?

The results from the FMS will reveal any weak areas/areas relying on compensatory movements, that are at risk of injury. We can then develop a program for you that targets these areas to help prevent injury. These programs can normally be done by yourself at home or in the gym, with no need for further sessions unless you want to be reassessed to review your progress

I Currently Have An Injury, Should I Have A Functional Movement Screening?

No, the FMS is an injury prevention tool for those who currently do not have an injury. If you have an injury please book a Physiotherapy Consultation and we will be able to help.

How Long Does A Functional Movement Screening Take?

We schedule 30 minute slots which allows time for getting changed, completing the FMS, analysing the results and discussing these with you. Your results and program will be emailed to you following the session, and you can schedule a video/phone call free of charge following the session if you have any questions regarding your program

What Do I Need To Bring?

It is advisable to bring loose fitting clothing that will not restrict your movement. Please feel free to bring a chaperone if you wish

Can I Pay On The Day?

Yes you can. We accept card or cash, and you don’t pay until the end of your session. No payment will be made when booking your appointment today

Ready To Book?

All appointments can be booked online, but if you’re unsure on what type of appointment you need please book a free phone/video call consultation with one of our clinicians who can discuss your needs & advise you

Dunmow

Physio Active Healthcare
Unique Health & Fitness
Zone B Chelmsford Road Industrial Estate
Chelmsford Road
Great Dunmow
CM6 1HD

0207 993 0086
 admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours:
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Bishops Stortford

Physio Active Healthcare
100 South Street
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 3BG

020 7993 0086
admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Waltham Abbey

Physio Active Healthcare
Pixel Business Centre,
110 Brooker Road,
Waltham Abbey,
EN9 1JH

020 7993 0086
admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Theydon Bois

Physio Active Healthcare
11 Forest Drive
Theydon Bois
Epping
CM16 7EX

020 7993 0086
admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Ongar

Physio Active Healthcare
Ongar Foot Clinic
96 High Street
Ongar
CM5 9EB

 020 7993 0086
 admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Billericay

Physio Active Healthcare
360 Studio Fitness
32 Radford Way
Billericay
CM12 9DF

 020 7993 0086
 admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Physiotherapy Hours
Friday 9am - 9pm

Sawston

Physio Active Healthcare
Gymbos
Dales Manor Business Park
East Way
Sawston
Cambridge
CB22 3TJ

020 7993 0086
admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Meldreth

Physio Active Health
Gymbos
College Farm Business Park
Meldreth
SG8 6NT

020 7993 0086
admin@physioactivehealth.co.uk

Reception Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

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