Functional Movement Screening is a series of 7 tests to help find asymmetries and weaknesses. Finding those weaknesses tells you where you need to increase stability, mobility, or strength. This will help reduce the risk of injuries due to these weaknesses or imbalances. Then, once you have the scores for each test, those scores are used as a baseline to build on. There are specific functional exercises you can do to turn those weaknesses into a strengths.
The functional movement screening is scored on a 0-3 scale. 0 score means that person has pain when doing that specific movement, 1- means they could not complete the movement with or without compensation. The score of a 2 means they completed the movement, needed compensation or modified movement. Score of 3 means, they completed the movement with no problem.
If someone scores a different score on each side of the body, that means they have an asymmetry. One side is weaker than the other and that could put them at risk for an injury. The goal is to have a total passing score of 14 or above, with the highest possible being 21. Any total score below a 14 shows pain, dysfunction, or injury. If you want more information about FMS or have any questions, call the office today 719-565-6678.
Click the link below to see a demonstration of corrective exercises Chad put together for CSU-Pueblo’s Soccer Team!