Functional Movement Screen
Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and the Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA) are tools used to identify limitations or asymmetries in the fundamental movement patterns.
Fundamental movement patterns are key to functional movement quality in individuals presenting with or without current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury. These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic movements by placing an individual in positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.
Functional movements are movements based on real-world situational biomechanics. Functional movements are always multi-jointed (two or more muscle groups), through more than one plane of motion. They are intended to mimic real-world movements and increase balance and muscle control in everyday applications Another common characteristic of functional movement is the tendency to activate or rely on the core musculature for stabilization.
At One on One Physical Therapy, we analyze your functional movements to help prevent injuries. This can give us insight into limitations that can affect your performance or lead to injuries. We can then recommend strategies to overcome these limitations leading to improved fitness.
Sports-specific movements are directly related to their sports-specific counterparts. One on One Physical Therapy is certified in Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness. Having this certification, we are able to perform golf specific functional movement screens, in order to assess areas of limitation or dysfunction that might impair an individual’s golf swing mechanics. We are also trained in examining an individual’s golf swing and determining specific swing characteristics that might put an individual at risk for musculoskeletal injury.