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Selective functional movement Screen & Functional movement screen (SFMS & FMS)

Selective functional movement Screen & Functional movement screen (SFMS & FMS)

Gray Cook, FMS;

"Do you know the number one risk factor for injury? Yep, previous injury—too many individuals are cleared for activity before they are free from the vital signs that demonstrate lack of competency—resulting from poor adaptation, previous injury or poor environmental choices. Current systems are not working."

SFMA and FMS are a powerful paradigm shift in exercise and rehabilitation.

Are you in pain? Do you always get injured? 

Maybe your pain area isn't your main problem, what is the cause not source of your pain?

"The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.

This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice." FMS

"We use the SFMA to shorten the rest of our exam so we don’t have to do all that ROM testing. It’s like a bull’s-eye on what we need to focus on." FMS

Endorsement of FMS;

“When it comes to identifying the root cause of any movement dysfunction or painful pattern, there is no one better than Gray Cook. His Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is the most thorough but simple method to help you pinpoint your clients' primary dysfunctions. We have been using the SFMA at Titleist with all our players for the past year, and the results are unbelievable.”

Dr. Greg Rose - Co-Founder of the Titleist Performance Institute

The functional movement screen;

No pain but previous injuries? What to limit your chance of previous injury?

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) was created by Gray Cook and Lee Burton as part of their Functional Movement Systems in 1995. Their goal was to provide a systematic approach to evaluate movement efficiency and competency where the fitness industry was lacking.

"FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.

These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic loco motor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized."

Functional movement therapy is a way of systematically identifying and correcting faulty movement patterns and dysfunction, which we now know are the main causes of pain and injury.  

World Leading physical therapist and strength coach Gray Cook ‘don’t add strength to dysfunction’.

If you are not moving properly or pain free, you will not progress or become as great as you could be.....

What is worse than that, you will injure yourself further.

The SFMA or FMS can help correct abnormal patterning, optimise function and reduce injury risk.

Think of it as a warrant of fitness for your body! We do it for our cars?!!


Are you;

Recreational athletes who want to return to sport after injury?

Want to reduce to risk of Injury in your physical job or sport?

Want to improve your performance but struggling due to imbalances?

Rachael Milne at myphysio has been certified in both these approaches to injury and injury-risk reduction management. Book in for an SFMA or FMS today!