Functional Movement Assessment

Phase 5 uses the most trusted functional movement assessment tool used by leading professionals – Functional Movement Screen (FMS). The FMS is a screening tool used to evaluate seven fundamental movement patterns in individuals with no current pain complaint or musculoskeletal injury. This screening is not intended to diagnose orthopedic problems but rather to demonstrate opportunities for improved movement in individuals. Muscle flexibility, strength imbalances, or compensation due to previous injuries are acknowledged as significant risk factors for injury. In many cases, the FMS will pinpoint these issues that may not be otherwise identified in various standard evaluations. In addition, the Functional Movement Screen will identify deficits related to proprioceptive, mobility, and stability limitations. If these risk factors can be identified and addressed using the FMS, a decrease in injuries and improved performance should follow.

The screen places an individual in extreme positions where movement deficits become noticeable (stability and mobility are eliminated if appropriate). Although individuals perform an activity or sport at a high level, many of these same individuals are limited in fundamental movement. This restriction leads to compensatory movements to achieve or maintain the level of performance needed for an activity. The inefficient use of compensation during movement will lead to poor biomechanics that limit gains in performance and reduce the body’s ability to remain adaptable and durable against activity or sport risks.

Functional Movement Assessment Price Duration
Functional Movement Assessment w/ exercise plan
30 min

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