FMS Fundamentals

Functional Movement Screen

Mobilize Fitness employs the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to allow customized workouts and personalized coaching within a group setting. The FMS is a tool used to identify limitations or imbalances in mobility and stability during seven fundamental movement patterns.

It was developed to help clinicians and health care professionals screen individuals for risk of injury or performance-limiting movement patterns. Once a client’s mobility deficiencies have been identified through the FMS, a program of corrective exercises is then developed with the goal of preventing musculoskeletal injuries.

Based on your movement screen, we will develop an individualized program designed to correct and eliminate your mobility weaknesses as part of a challenging high intensity workout program.

Screening results give our trainers a better understanding of individuals basic movement patterns to better develop a program that fits the individual’s strengths and helps correct weaknesses.

In short, FMS allows Mobilize Fitness to provide the customization and attention of one-on-one personal training but within the supportive and friendly community of a bootcamp-style gym.

Why should we evaluate movement patterns?

Limitations or asymmetries in movement patterns can often correlate with an increased risk of injury. Since injuries can hinder training progress, or in some cases, cause regression, addressing these limitations and asymmetries is of great importance. Screening basic movement patterns ensures that an individual possesses a solid foundation before moving on to more demanding activities.

FMS Benefits

A standardized tool

The FMS helps provide a standardized approach to evaluating movement. It provides a baseline to guide corrective exercises and demonstrate improvement.

Improves communication among healthcare and fitness professionals

The FMS improves communication between trainers, clinicians, and physical therapists to design safe exercise programs following an injury or surgery.

A quick method of identifying major movement limitations or issues

The FMS can be completed in less than 10 minutes, providing an objective measure of movement limitations a client probably doesn’t even know exist!

Identify ‘weak links’

The FMS is made up of seven individual movements. This provides our trainers with the information to design the best corrective exercises for each client. We repeat The FMS screen every few months to allow clients to “graduate” from one corrective  and refocus on another.

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