Welcome to the science of movement. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) are diagnostic tools that evaluate how easily you move. The screen is a series of tests that identifies imbalances that result in poor movement, impacts the health of your joints and impedes your performance. When used together, the FMS and SFMA system prescribes specific exercises to correct these imbalances and create a pain-free quality movement that keeps you ahead of the pack.
What Injuries or Conditions Respond Best to FMS?
Injuries caused by high functioning sports using the entire body such as running, high-intensity training, Crossfit, triathlons, swimming and martial arts respond best to FMS.
What Does it Take to be an FMS and SFMA Professional?
Dr. Lise Rok, a chiropractor and massage therapist, is a certified Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Movement Assessment practitioner with over 50 hours of training in movement analysis. Her combined experience and training will help you quickly identify and correct dysfunctional movement pattern to prevent injury and increase performance.
What Does a Typical FMS and SFMA Look Like?
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) assesses seven movements that are key to daily life and quickly identifies dysfunctional patterns that are impacting your health and performance. Each test of the FMS have been strategically selected to give feedback about your mobility and stability and how well these components are integrating to create a fluid and functional movement. Were any movements painful? We’ll use the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to identify deficits in joint range of motion, muscle flexibility, strength and recruitment strategies that are causing your painful, dysfunctional movement. Using the results from both screens, you’ll leave with a customized set of rehabilitation exercises to reduce your pain and a better understanding about how you’ve unconsciously moved around stiff joints and compensated for weak or neurologically inhibited muscles.
How Will FMS Help Me Recover Faster From My Injuries?
FMS speeds your recovery by isolating and giving you corrective exercise for the specific joints, muscles and motor patterns that prevent you from executing a fluid pain-free movement. FMS also helps you enhance performance and prevent injury by ensuring your turning on the right muscle at the right time to produce a quality movement throughout your day.