What are the benefits?
The FMS allows our team to begin the process of functional movement pattern assessment in individuals without recognised pathologies.
These fundamental movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic locomotor, manipulative and stabilising movements. The tests place the individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate stability and mobility is not utilised.
It has been observed that many individuals who perform at very high levels during activity are unable to perform these simple movements. These individuals should be considered to be utilising compensatory movement patterns during their activities, sacrificing efficient movements for inefficient ones in order to perform at high levels. If these compensations continue, then poor movement patterns will be reinforced, leading to inefficient or poor biomechanics and the possibility of injury.
The functional movement screen can help:
- Identify physical imbalances, limitations, and weaknesses
- Restore and improve optimal movement required for fitness and athletic performance
- Create bespoke integrated training and conditioning programmes for specific results
- Improve fundamental movement patterns with simple corrective exercises