At Mlh Physiotherapy Manchester we use the FMS functional screening tool, which is a series of 7 exercises designed to highlight any areas of movement dysfunction that may lead to injury. It is used extensively in the NFL Rugby and Athletics it is becoming more recognized in football too.
The FMS simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the body. Its streamlined system has benefits for everyone involved - individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians.
Communication - The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and treatment.
Evaluation - The screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis.
Standardization - The FMS creates a functional baseline to mark progress and provides a means to measure performance.
Safety - The FMS quickly identifies dangerous movement patterns so that they can be addressed. It also indicates an individual's readiness to perform exercise so that realistic goals can be set and achieved.
Corrective Strategies - The FMS can be applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies of a wide array of movement issues. It identifies specific exercises based on individual FMS scores to instantly create customized treatment plans.
We can also combine this with the cutting edge 'Optogait' gait analysis machine so we can analyze your running style, your jump technique and even your skiing style.
Our physio Jon is 1 of only 50 Certified FMS practitioners in England so feel free to contact him to find out more about the screening process - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07793200062.