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You’re only as strong as your weakest link...

And If this weak link is not identified the body will compensate causing inefficient movements. It is this type of inefficiency that can cause a decrease in performance and an increase in injuries. The functional movement screen and corrective exercise system is designed to pinpoint these weak links in the movement pattern and alleviate them. The corrective exercises will be tailored to your results and consists of an additional 10- 20 minutes per training sessions.

FMS tests for:
  • Joint mobility (shoulders, hips, knees, ankles)
  • Postural control
  • Pelvic and core stability
  • Asymmetrical imbalances
  • Flexibility of multi-articualr muscles
There are seven fundamental tests to the functional movement screen
  1. Deep Squat
  2. Hurdle Step
  3. In-Line Lunge
  4. Shoulder Mobility
  5. Active Straight Leg Raise
  6. Trunk Stability Push-Up
  7. Rotary Stability
The Deep Squat is used to challenge bilateral, symmetrical, functional mobility and stability of the hips, knees, and ankles. The dowel help overhead challenges bilateral, symmetrical mobility and stability of the shoulders, scapular region and the thoracic spine. The pelvis and core must establish stability and control throughout the entire movement to achieve the full pattern correctly.

The Hurdle Step is designed to challenge the body’s proper stepping and stride mechanics as well as stability and control in single leg stance. The movement requires proper coordination and stability between the hips, moving asymmetrically with one bearing the load of the body and the other moving freely through space.

The In-line Lunge movement pattern is a component of deceleration movements, and direction changes produced in exercise, activity and sport. It is intended to place the body  in a position that will focus on the stresses as simulated during rotation, deceleration and lateral type movements.

The Shoulder Mobility movement pattern demonstrates the natural complementary rhythm of the scapular-thoracic region, thoracic spine and rib cage.

The Active Straight Leg Raise movement pattern challenges the ability to disassociate the lower extremities while maintaining pelvic and core stability. It also challenges active hamstring and gastrocnemius-soleus (calf muscle) flexibility while maintaining a stable pelvis and active extension of the opposite leg.

The Trunk Stability Push-Up movement pattern is used to observe core stabilization. The goal is to initiate movement with the upper extremities in a push up pattern without allowing any other movement in the spine or hips.

The Rotary Stability movement pattern is a complex movement requiring proper neuromuscular coordination and energy transfer from one segment of the body to another through the torso.
 
 
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