Functional Movement Systems


Functional Movement Systems is your baseline; it is an objective tool that measures seven fundamental movements that are key to daily life.  The FMS screen determines if those movement patterns are optimal, acceptable or dysfunctional.  The screen is simple and efficient to perform each test that has been strategically selected due to the significant feedback it provides on mobility and stability and how both work together for larger integrated functional movements.   Based on the screen results, FMS professionals can prioritize exercise and programming to accommodate their client’s needs so they can achieve higher levels of fitness and performance.  This highly customized exercise selection protects clients from factors that inhibit progress, produces self-aware clients and athletes who can reach greater heights and lifelong movement health and vitality. 


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The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a screening tool used to evaluate seven fundamental movement patterns in individuals with no current pain complaint or musculoskeletal injury. The FMS is not intended to diagnose orthopedic problems but rather to demonstrate opportunities for improved movement in individuals. The screen is designed to place an individual in extreme positions where movement deficits become noticeable if appropriate stability and mobility are not used. Even though individuals are performing an activity or sport at a high level, it has been observed that many of these same individuals are limited in fundamental movement. This leads to the use of compensatory movements in order to achieve or maintain the level of performance needed for the activity. The inefficient use of compensation during movement will lead to poor biomechanics that limit gains in performance and reduces the body’s ability to remain adaptable and durable against the risks of being involved in the activity or sport.


"After talking to Julie and taking her class, she addressed the specific issues that I had. My shoulders, hips, and knees were always stiff. She not only helped correct my form, but showed me specific stretches that I can perform everyday. After her class and her mobility suggestions, I always feel better. Julie is an excellent instructor that I would highly recommend. No matter your level, go see Julie.”

- Anthony, Chicago Police Officer and Strongman CrossFit Competitor, on Flex Yoga with Julie