Functional Movement Screen

 

Functional Movement Screen 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 and elect to work with me, as an FMS professional I will provide a customized program for you that uses a combination of corrective exercises (brain-based movement), specific yoga postures and self-myofascial release techniques. You’ll also learn some basic anatomy of your body along the way, which is very important for long term relief and prevention of future issues.

Prioritizing exercise and programming to accommodate your need so you can achieve higher levels of performance and fitness.  This highly customized exercise selection protects my clients from factors that inhibit progress, produces body awareness and self-empowers you to move well, and move often.

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It is the foundation for FMS belief - Play to your strengths and work on your weakness.

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a screening tool designed by physical therapists at Functional Movement Systems to evaluate seven fundamental movement patterns in individuals with no current pain complaint or muscular-skeletal 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 identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance. 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 bio-mechanics 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