FMS is an American method applied at the world’s greatest sports clubs, in various professional sports such as football or basketball. It is an excellent method for everyday usage with non-professionals as well.
The FMS Functional Movement Screen consists of 7 tests, which can be applied at any age and do not cause any physical strain. You need to be mobile and stabile to carry out the excercises, which are scored between 0 and 3.
The screen is supposed to detect locomotor deficiencies, assimetries, the lack of balance, loss in the range of motion, because all these can lead to minor or major injuries, or to the end of a hobby or an athlete’s career in the worst case. To avoid this, we screen all our patients for functional movement deficiencies. In many cases, hobby sportsmen and athletes seem to move properly, nevertheless, they are not capable of carrying out the FMS excercises at the desired level. They tend to compensate for their inefficient motions in everyday life and training , which raises the danger of injuries. The results of the tests and our recommendations for further medical check-ups are included in the patient’s medical record.