What is functional movement?

The functional movement screening (FMS) is a pre-participation screening tool designed to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance.

Functional movement screenings

​The FMS helps identify muscle asymmetries, tightness, weakness and other risk factors for injury by examining the mobility and stability of the hips, core, shoulders, knees, spine and ankles.
The FMS consists of 7 movements

  • Deep Squat
  • Hurdle Step
  • Inline Lunge
  • Shoulder mobility
  • Rotary stability
  • Trunk stability Push ups
  • Straight leg raise
The scoring

  •  Each movement is scored from 0-3
  • This provides clear information on the client’s functional limitations and thus risk of injury
  • Forms the direction and pathway for corrective exercise programming or functional re-training.
Its role is to pinpoint areas of movement pattern limitation and asymmetry.
4X4 Matrix Posture

  • Supine/prone
  • Quadruped
  • Kneeling
  • Standing

Our practitioner will use 4 by 4 matrix to try and fix the problems that have been shown in the FMS test.

Joint by Joint theory
Our therapists also use Joint by joint theory to try and fix the pain and dysfunction.
They can also do gait analysis and assess how patients are walking, moving and running to improve movement and weight distribution. 
We can use kinesiology tape for injuries and also posture issues and also ridged tape for stability and support.

Products to assist with your movement and stiffness

Rehab manuals and other therapeutic products are available for purchase at the clinic. ​
All products and stock we sell is recommended by our chiropractors or remedial therapists. 
Everything patients can to buy are to correctly assist with pain and rehabilitation

Therapeutic water pillow – Chiro Recommended

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