Functional Movement System
Have you experienced problems with your knees, back, athletic performance or balance?
"When it comes to identifying the root cause of any movement dysfunction or painful pattern, there is no one better than Gray Cook. His Selective Functional Movement Assessment SFMA is the most thorough but simple method to help you pinpoint your client’s primary dysfunctions. We have been using the SFMA at Titleist with all of our players for the past year and the results are unbelievable." -Dr. Greg Rose, Co-Founder of the Titleist Performance Institute
The Functional Movement Screen is a ranking and grading system created to document movement patters that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, functional limitations and asymmetries are readily identified. Basic movement pattern limitations can reduce the effects of functional training, physical conditioning, and distort proprioception (body awareness). At the heart of the system is the Functional Movement Screen Score, which helps to target the problem and track progress. The scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.
Benefits of an FMS Screen
The FMS simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the body.
Its streamlined system has benefits for everyone involved - individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians.
- Communication - The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and treatment.
- Evaluation - The screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis.
- Standardisation - The FMS creates a functional baseline to mark progress and provides a means to measure performance.
- Safety - The FMS quickly identifies dangerous movement patterns so that they can be addressed. It also indicates an individual’s readiness to perform exercise so that realistic goals can be set and achieved.
"We now use this as a pretest and evaluation tool before we even begin to train them. This individualises our training as we can now focus more on improving weaknesses, imbalances, and asymmetries in an effort to improve functional movement patterns. It’s the foundation of our program. Everything we wouldn't think of not using this program." - Jon Torine, Head Strength Coach, Indianapolis Colts
Seven Movements will give you a totally new perspective. Are you a 21?
- Deep Squat
- Hurdle Step
- In-Line Lunge
- Shoulder Mobility
- Active Straight Leg Raise
- Trunk Stability Push Up
- Rotational Stability
Check out our Functional Fitness Course too!