What is the Functional Movement Screen?
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is an efficient and reliable method for determining strengths and weaknesses in fundamental movement patterns. It identifies dysfunctions, asymmetries, inhibition, or even pain. In addition, it provides results on the person's motor strengths and provides information on which patterns can be trained without problems. A very clear advantage of this body screening method is that it requires very little time and material. (FMS Test Kit only) in return for detailed information about the functional state of the body.
How does the Functional Movement Screen work?
The FMS consists of a total of seven motion tests that require both mobility and stability. The movements bring the test persons into positions in which weaknesses, imbalances, asymmetries and limitations can be recognised by trained trainers. In order to carry out the test quickly and efficiently, it is advisable to carry out the exercises in their prescribed order.
- Exercise 1: Deep Squat (Deep Squat)
- Exercise 2: Hurdle Step
- Exercise 3: Inline lung (lungeing step)
- Exercise 4: Shoulder Mobility
- Exercise 5: Active Straight Leg Raise
- Exercise 6: Trunk Stability Push-Up
- Exercise 7: Rotary Stability
A maximum of 3 points is awarded for each of the required movement patterns. Each exercise is repeated three times by the athlete, with the coach paying close attention to the execution of the movement. At the end, the points are added up and the trainer draws a conclusion for the following training sessions.
The Y-balance test, what's that?
The Y-balance test is a simple procedure for checking the dynamic equilibrium. The test is carried out with the help of a specially developed test kitsto ensure standardized measurements. The body is divided into different quadrants and also judged according to these. This division makes it possible to check upper and lower bodies, as well as left and right sides, separately for asymmetries. The YBT tests strength, mobility, neuromuscular control, core stability and extent of movement of the individual quadrants. In the end, the trainer has a good overall impression of the athlete's ability to function and can derive further therapeutic measures.
Other Body Screening Methods
Procedos Platform 9™
The Procedos Platform 9™ is a mobile training mat for the evaluation of movement patterns in the training and for instruction in 3D movement training. It is mainly used in rehabilitation, functional training and conditioning.
The Measuring system Optojump is a light barrier system and measures in a series of jumps the respective contact and flight time with an accuracy of one thousandth of a second.
Brower TCI-Timing System
At Brower TCI-Timing System is a timepiece for various running distances, pendulum runs and agility exercises. The data of several athletes can be recorded and compared with each other.