Functional Movement Screen
Functional movements are movements based on real-world situational biomechanics. They usually involve multi-planar, multi-joint movements, which place demand on the body's core musculature and innervation.
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.
These movement patterns are designed to provide with observable performance of basic loco motor, and manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.