Functional Movement Screening

Functional Movement Systems Screening (FMS) certified. In order to obtain this certification I was required to attend two day training demonstrating proficiency in testing movement patterns and identifying muscle imbalances. I was also required to pass a rigorous exam. In conjunction with the FMS I am certified to administer the Fundamental Capacity Screen (FCS).   I have extensive in depth study and hands on experience with clients. This started before I attended the FMS certification course. The studies were from various DVDS, Athletic Body & Balance & Movement by Gray Cook, MSPT, CSCS, OCS, Dr. Lee Burton, Dr. Kilet Kieset, Dr. Greg Rose & Miles Bryant, Advanced Exercise Manual Movement Screening Manual. 

I have taken over 10 years of CE courses related to movement in order to pass my Orthopedic Exercise Specialist certification. I am also a Hard Style & High Intensity Kettlebell Instructor Certified. The fundamentals of kettlebell training is all about learning how to moving weight under tension controlled by your breathe. ay something interesting about your business here.

Why Functional Movement Screening (FMS)?

The American Council of Exercise (ACE) recommends standard screening assessment in order to establish a base line for three or more risk factors necessitating a referral.

The Tests are:


  • Cardio Vascular- The ability of the heart &      lungs to deliver oxygen to working muscles.
  • Muscular Strength – The ability of a muscle to      move a weight 1 time with perfect form (! ROM).
  • Muscular Endurance–The ability of a muscle to move weight multiple      times with perfect form (Repetitions).
  • Flexibility -- The ability of the body to move a muscle through a      full range of motion (ROM).
  • Body Composition – The ratio of fat mass to lean mass.t's something exciting your business offers? Say it here.

Functional Movement Systems (FMS) is a grading system that picks up where standard tests leaves off when the body has lost symmetry because of muscle imbalances as the result of age, injury, sickness or life happenings. 

The FMS is not intended to diagnose orthopedic problems but to demonstrate asymmetries in healthy individuals. “After my seat belt injury FMS was administered moving me forward, ” Kettlebell Lady Leanne Wylet. I administer the FMS  correcting asymmetry muscle imbalances with “correctives, 

The test has seven fundamental movement patterns that require a balance of mobility & stability. Many individuals who perform at very high levels during activities are unable to perform these movements. If these compensations continue poor movement will be reinforced leading to poor biomechanics & increases the likelihood of injury. 

Seven FMS Screening Tests:

  • Deep Squat
  • Hurdle Step
  • In-Line Lunge
  • Active Strait Leg Raise
  • Trunk Stability Push-Up
  • Shoulder Stability
  • Motor Stability (Bird      Dog)

Corrective  Screening tests measures: 

  • Movement Control (climb) 
  • Posture Control (carry) 
  • Explosive Control (run) 
  • Impact Control (jump). 

Screenings come with a printout & corrective exercises to improve movement quality.

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