Want to understand more about how your body performs so you can make the most out of your training?
Smart training comes from a foundation of knowing your body’s strengths and weaknesses so you can strive in those areas that may be easier and improve the areas with limitations. Our Functional Movement Screening (FMS) establishes your baseline to determine potential weaknesses that need to be addressed in your training.
It involves two assessments:
The Functional Movement Screen and Y Balance Test with both an upper and lower body portion to it. The purpose is to assess the fundamental movement pattern of an individual through a point-based system which allows a person to demonstrate the required quality of functional movement necessary to deliver athletic ability and skill. This is important because asymmetries have been identified to as an injury risk factor. Your results may lead you to a recommendation for a specific health care practitioner, an individualized training program that will focus on basic and specific mobility and stability exercises to develop functional ability and a solid foundation of movement on which to build training, or just to take home a report on the results given. It is also great to have so you have a baseline of information that you can then improve on and re-test.
The FMS is being used as a measurement for teams such as the NHL and Olympic level athletes but also as a tool for the public of any age or level who need specific information to improve day to day activities.