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.
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
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