Introduction to the Motor Control Screen

Written by Lee Burton Wednesday, February 1, 2017 FMS Screening

Motor Control Screen
 

Functional Movement Systems has developed the bridge between screening fundamental movement patterns (Functional Movement Screen -- FMS) and screening for performance. The Motor Control Screen (MCS) determines whether a person has the minimum level of motor control with body weight to allow maximal adaptability for human performance.

 

Access the MCS:

Already joined the movement with FMS Level 1?

We have added the MCS to the FMS Level 1 Online Course as an appendix. All active certified members who have previously attended a live Level 1 course have access to the Online Course. If you have already purchased the FMS Level 1 Online course, the MCS appendix is ready for your review. Simply navigate to My Courses and click View Course.  

New to FMS?

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17 Comments

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    Kosta Shilev 2/3/2017 5:27:42 PM

    I don't see the MCS in my account. Is it going to be added later? 

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    Dr Ron Spallone 2/2/2017 2:36:28 PM

    Thank you Gray and staff for the continued progressive direction in the functional fitness and health field. 


    My best,
    Dr Ron Spallone, DC
    Littleton, Colorado
    Owner ProjectMOVE and Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado

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    Danielle Hill 2/3/2017 5:27:42 PM

    Can I have access to this if I took the level 1 online?  

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    Rachel G 2/2/2017 2:36:28 PM

    Thank you for continuing to expand our professional knowledge base and add value to our existing certifications! The FMS has been a true game-changer in my career and I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that gives back to its members so generously.

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    Kyle Barrow FMS 2/3/2017 5:34:55 PM

    Danielle, 


    The MCS to the FMS Level 1 Online Course as an appendix. All active certified members who have previously attended a live Level 1 course have access to the Online Course. If you have already purchased the FMS Level 1 Online course, the MCS appendix is ready for your review. Simply navigate to My Courses and click View Course.  

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    Donald Yim Yue Hin 2/8/2017 2:45:29 PM

    I had the live course with Diane before but when I click view online courses I do not see the appendix appearing, is it hidden as my courses only show my printable certificate of FMS level 1.

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    Kristen Carter 2/8/2017 2:45:29 PM

    I have done FMS1 and 2 courses live but did not get certified.  Is there a way for me to get access to just the MCS?  Love what you do, and your approach and use it for my clients all the time. 

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    Kelleigh 2/8/2017 2:45:29 PM

    I run the MCS screen on a few clients and I was wondering when we will have the option to input that information into our clients screens on the PRO 360 app.

    I was hoping to see how that would affect the FMS designed workouts. In particular, I'm looking for more ankle mobility exercises.

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    Kyle Barrow FMS 2/10/2017 4:37:45 PM

    Kelleigh,


    The FMS app is no longer available to download. However, we are in the process of releasing a brand new platform. We listened to all the feedback our customers gave us and created the ultimate client management system for FMS, SFMA, and personal trainers. 

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    Kyle Barrow FMS 2/10/2017 4:37:45 PM

    Donald, 


    The FMS Level 1 Online Course (including MCS Appendix) has been made available to all active certified members who have previously attended a live Level 1 course. 

    Please ensure that your membership is active. To renew your membership please visit: Membership Renewal 

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    Kyle Barrow FMS 2/10/2017 4:37:45 PM

     Kristen ,


    As a past FMS Level 1 attendee, you are one step away from having access to the FMS Level 1 Online Course (including MCS Appendix). To meet the second criteria (active certified member) please complete your FMS Level 1 Certification Exam. You will received one free year of membership once FMS Level 1 certified. If you have any further questions one how to take this exam please contact support@functionalmovement.com

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    Nathan Oreizi 2/10/2017 4:37:47 PM

    I noticed on your course flyer that there is no need for a warm-up when testing clients. Doesn't that contradict with your companies logo? Move well first, then move often. As a kinesiologist, we learned that the the physiological adaptations that make us move well are: muscle, tendon and ligament pliability as well as a increase of bicarbonate and increased of vascular pressure. In addition, the regeneration of ATP will further cause us to move often.  





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    Jose Guerra 2/16/2017 1:36:42 PM

    Hello Kyle Barrow, 

    I am currently an active certified member, I attended both FMS and SFMA live and completed the exams. Yet, I do not have access to the online courses. Can you please guide me further? Maybe I just can't find those, but I just did what you suggested in this forum and still can't see my online links. 
    Thank you, 
    Jose Guerra 

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    Samantha Pingor 2/16/2017 1:36:42 PM

    Hello
    I went to level 1 and 2 of the live course and am certified. I see that I can access the online course but it does not say anything about the MCS portion. Can you explain how I can access this? Thank you!
    Samantha 

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    Kyle Barrow FMS 2/16/2017 2:11:03 PM

    Nathan,


    Functional Movement Systems is on a mission to help people move better and then move often.  The basic principles ensure that individuals have the basic level of movement competency (Move Well) before activity (Move Often.) The Functional Movement Screen helps to filter areas of movement dysfunction in your clients. Movement quality, independence and proficiency are the end goal. The screen is your entry point to getting them there. The Move Often. refers to any activity you wish to perform, if its rock climbing, running, working out etc. 

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    Kyle Barrow FMS 2/16/2017 2:11:03 PM

    Jose, 


    To assist you further, please email support@functionalmoveemnt.com and please mention my name.  


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    Kyle Barrow FMS 2/16/2017 2:11:03 PM

    Samantha, 


    We have added the MCS to the FMS Level 1 Online Course as an appendix. 1. Navigate to "My FMS" and click "My Courses"
    2. Find the FMS Level 1 Course and click "View Course"
    3. On the left-hand side of the page, you'll see all the course chapters.Should see a section called "Appendix: Motor Control Screen".
    4. Click that link to open the Motor Control Screen Course.