Tapping into the core of human movement and delivering a system to improve basic motor patterns in the human population.

 What is the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)?  
The FMS has been developed in the last 10 years or so to be used as a basic fundamental orthopedic movement screen.  The goal of using the FMS is to pinpoint movement limitations or deficits in order to improve them with exercise.
There are seven movements designed to measure fundamental movements and motor control (stability).  Movement deficiency, limitations, and asymmetries are highlighted which can then be targeted with rehabilitative/ corrective exercise.  The difference in rehabilitative and corrective exercise, highlights the very essence of the movement screen is that our movement function can be inhibited by the very noticeable injury or can be very much at the subconscious level.  Rehabilitative exercises are used for specific injuries that cause noticeable pain and corrective exercises are used to “correct” or reactivate motor functions in our body that are not doing their job due to lack of use, maintenance or dysfunction.   To the individual not versed in anatomy or motor functioning, we all have certain basic functioning ingrained in our DNA.  It is the use of these functions that help us live healthier lives through a healthier musculoskeletal system.  As healthy babies we all have the same movement potential and it is the use and the challenges to our central nervous system that make us strong through our developmental stages.  Specifically, our motor cortex, which controls our musculoskeletal system, can be heightened by the level of our fitness program and the diversity of the movement demands we place on it as we develop as a human.