» What the Research Tells Us About the Functional Movement Screen

Published on 7/1/2015 by Dr. Rob Butler, DPT, PT, PhD in FMS Research

Tags: Injury FMS Performance Mobility Screen



Topics Covered

  • Reliability
    • Instead of looking at the composite score, research is looking towards individual performance of each test.
    • Tests with lower relability
    • Understanding the correct scoring criteria is key
  • Injury Validity
    • FMS is designed to look for movement deficits
    • Studies: professional football, marines in training, fire fighters
  • Modifiability
    • The relationship between general movement training and FMS results
    • Not all training programs improve FMS results
    • Improving movement with screen-based programming
  • Performance Validity
    • US Track & Field Athletes
    • The importance of individual tests
  • FMS & Age
    • 20-50 yrs average score = 15
    • After 50, FMS scores decline 1.5 points per decade
  • FMS & Childhood Obesity
    • Children at a normal average weight score better on the FMS than children who are overweight
    • The importance of movement in physical education
  • Screening the Ankle
    • Decreased dorsiflexion correlates with decreased shoulder mobility.
    • Finding result in greater connection throughout our body than we think 

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