What is FMS?
Human movement is complex, but that doesn’t mean a screen needs to be.
FMS is the tool we use to identifye limitations and assymetries (difference in sides) in 7 fundamental movement patterns, whicha are foundational for functional movements in individuals that dont have pain or musculoskeletal damage. These movementpatterns are designed so that we can observe basice motor control, stabilizing movements and put the athlete in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances will become visible if not sufficient mobility and motor control is there.
Want to screen yourself?
It can be hard to find a certified FMS coach and trainer, and also hard to schedule me – therefore you can do your own “somewhat simplified” self assessment – heres the youtube link. Email me your results and videos.
Strength is in the systematic approach
To be screened is normally something that most of the trainers and gyms do today. The issue is that they have made up their own systems and adjustments. FMS has chosen to take a simplistic systematic approach and put numbers on your movementpatterns so that you will get a risk management tool for your patterns, to know if you need to improve them and if you are in the riskzone for injury.
- Previous injury
- Age and BMI
- Assymetri and bad motor Control (MC)
All FLAWDathletes are screened
As of 2017 we screen all athletes at least once before proceeding with training programs. This is the systematic approach that so many are missing. We deeply recommend that all athletes will receive 14 before proceeding. But as of now we leave that choice up to the athlete, and to be honest, very few athletes are mature enough to work on their assymetries, mobility and MC.
14 points or not
As FMS puts numbers and riskvalues on your moviement patterns we want the athlete to receive 14 before we continue. This is almost an international standard that other coaches systematically are using, like Alloy for example.
After Screen Follow up
After screening the athlete often receives a training plan or FOCUSrecommendation depending on the athletes goals.
Is it time for you to get numbers on your movement patterns?
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