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»Functional Movement Screen

FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.

These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic loco motor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.

»FMS Level 1 with Online Certification

  • Describe key principles to support the importance of movement screens.
  • Explain the role of mobility, motor control, and functional patterns in fundamental movement.
  • Use the Functional Movement Screen instructions and procedures.
  • Distinguish between correct screening techniques and common mistakes.
  • Apply the scoring criteria for consistent and reliable screen results.
  • Develop exercise selection and programs using the FMS.
  • Explain the purpose and application of corrective exercise.
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»FMS Level 2 – Advanced Correctives

  • Troubleshoot common mistakes made when administering the screen
  • Determine whether someone has a mobility or motor control restraint
  • Understand how different tests of the screen can be related
  • Learn corrective and essential exercises
  • Comprehend how to assign proper exercises based on an individual’s screen
  • Implement corrective exercises into program design
  • Use the FMS score to determine which patterns should be trained
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