What is FMS

The Functional Movement Screen, or FMS, is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients and athletes.

FMS is comprised of seven fundamental movement patterns that require a balance of mobility and stability and place the individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable.

Benefits of FMS

  • A consistent and reliable testing method
  • Easily identifies movement limitations and dysfunction
  • Improves efficiency, durability, and performance
  • Provides an enhanced foundation for exercise and performance programming

The 7 Tests of the Functional Movement Screen

Learn whether you should train or correct each movement pattern.

FMS- Deep Squat

Deep Squat

(Functional Movement)
Assess bilateral, symmetrical, and functional mobility of the hips, knees, and ankles.

FMS - Hurdle Step

Hurdle Step

(Functional Movement)
Assess bilateral, symmetrical, and functional mobility of the hips, knees, and ankles.

FMS - In-Line Lunge

In-Line Lunge

(Functional Movement)
Assess torso, shoulder, hip and ankle mobility and stability, quadriceps flexibility and knee stability.



FMS - Shoulder Mobility

Shoulder Mobility

(Functional Movement)
Assess bilateral shoulder range of motion, combining internal rotation with adduction and external rotation with abduction.

FMS - Active Straight Leg Raise

Active Straight Leg Raise

(Fundamental Mobility)
Assess active hamstring and gastroc-soleus flexibility while maintaining a stable pelvis and active extension of opposite leg.

FMS - Trunk Stability Push Up

Trunk Stability Push Up

(Fundamental Core Strength)
Assess trunk stability in the sagittal plane while a symmetrical upper-extremity motion is performed.



FMS - Rotary Stability

Rotary Stability

(Fundamental Core Stability)
Assess multi-plane trunk stability during a combined upper and lower extremity motion.


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