Eric and Tyler are Physiotherapists that have their Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certification and Selective Functional Movement Screen (SFMA) Certification. The FMS is an exciting new tool that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. A score is generated which identifies the areas a person needs to target (e.g. stability or mobility of a particular region of their body).
The FMS is used to identify people who are at risk of injury during physical training. Your therapist can prescribe a corrective exercise program to address your mobility and/or stability deficits. The FMS score also predicts an athlete's performance capability. This tool can be used prior to starting a training program or at the end of your rehabilitation to determine if all your movement patterns are correct.
The SFMA is a more advanced screening tool that can only be used by healthcare practitioner such as physiotherapists. The SFMA pinpoints a client's primary dysfunction and is similar to an in-depth orthopaedic exam. Although the SFMA does not provide a score, it is very useful in determining what movement patterns need to be corrected and how to prescribe the most appropriate corrective exercises.
Go to www.functionalmovement.com to learn more about the FMS and SFMA.