Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
XCEL Performance Health and Wellness utilizes the FMS to break down the functional movement patterns of everyday life. The FMS is an evaluating tool designed to identify, rank and rate movement patterns of the body in which there are limitations and asymmetries based on normal function in the daily active individual.
Why is movement so important to the function of life and exercise?
If movement of the human body is dysfunctional, then the foundation of that body will be flawed or compromised even to the point of possibly predisposing the individual to risk of injury if the dysfunction is disguised by acceptable level of activity. Meaning, if we find a dysfunction we must fix it before it can cause a serious injury can occur.
The basic goal of the FMS is to identify limitations or asymmetric movement patterns in the body causing dysfunction. Doing this, we as professionals can identify and prescribe corrective exercises to normalize movement to reduce injury that the physical demands of exercise placed on the body. Being able to identify an incorrect movement pattern will turn your exercise program into the most individualized program to correct your faulty movement patterns.
Research shows us that risk factors already exist within our neuromuscular skeletal systems. However, if we can screen individuals and identify indicators of dysfunction with recordable objective data, we can minimize and possibly eliminate injury risks at all different levels of activities. This earlier detection will give us a greater advantage in reducing these unmanaged impairments.