Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.

It has been observed that many individuals who perform at very high levels during activities are unable to perform these simple movements. These individuals should be considered to be utilizing 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 poor biomechanics or body movements.

The FMS is available as part of a healthy CrossFit program to determine deficits that may be overlooked during traditional medical and performance evaluations. In many cases, muscle flexibility and strength imbalances along with previous injuries may not be identified. These problems, which have been acknowledged as significant risk factors for injury, will be identified using the FMS.

Based on the results of your screen, customized exercises will be prescribed and a follow-up screening will be scheduled. Plan to spend 15 minutes a session, 3-4 times per week. Exercises can be accomplished prior to your CrossFit workout or at any convenient time that will fit into your personal schedule.

To set up your FMS screen or for more information, contact Coach Jody.

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