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Injury Risk Assessment with the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

A Step Ahead Physical Therapy is proud to announce that we are now offering one of the most progressive athletic injury risk assessment tests – the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) created by physical therapist Gray Cook.

What is the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)?

The FMS consists of 7 functional movement pattern tests that are performed and then analyzed by our therapists. Scores are then converted to % injury risk. The FMS is a proven system designed as a screening tool to predict an athlete’s predisposition for non-contact injury based on the deficits that present during their screening. The system goes on to prescribe corrective exercises for deficits found during the screen.

Why is Functional Movement Screening (FMS) Important?

For the long-term durability of an athlete Functional Movement Screening is essential in identifying and correcting any abnormal movement patterns, compensatory movements, and asymmetries that will lead to micro-trauma. Following analysis of the screen, a tailored program (called a corrective exercise program) can be created to address any asymmetries and/or deficits. The FMS is additionally utilized at the end-stages of a rehabilitation program to determine the focus of an advanced program. The results/score of the FMS at the end of the rehabilitation process ultimately determines the athlete’s ability to resume high level conditioning and return to sport.

Who should undergo a Functional Movement Screen (FMS)?

All athletes interested in improving their sport performance and preserving their physical condition through many years of athletics should participate in the FMS.

Does anyone in professional athletics utilize the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)?

Professional sports teams such as the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants use the FMS as an integral part of their training programs.

Call for your Functional Movement Screen today!

A Step Ahead Physical Therapy
930 Woodstock Road, Suite 310
Roswell, GA 30188

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