Utilizing Functional Movement screening to relieve pain and improve performance and posture

Corrective Exercise & Functional Movement Screen (FMS) | Salt Lake City

A corrective exercise is a movement chosen based on an individual’s screen test, that improves a specific muscle dysfunction or movement compensation. A movement compensation is when a “weak energy link” in a movement pattern (say squatting down) in one part of the body causes unnecessary work in another part of the body. This places added stress on certain muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments and can lead to injury and pain. Effective corrective exercise focuses on these weak links by training the proper channels —  mobility, stability and motor control. This leads to proper muscle and joint balance, relieving aches and pain that have settled in over time.

What is a Functional Movement Screen (FMS)?

Functional Movement Screen (FMS) was developed as a way to identify movement compensations that occur due to asymmetries in the body. The FMS aims to identify imbalances in mobility and stability during seven basic movement patterns. The full program is intended to reduce the risk of injury, improve performance, and reduce chronic pain. FMS was created to serve many different populations to reduce the risk of injury and improve movement patterns. Participating in the program benefits anyone from a competitive athlete or weekend warrior to youth and aging populations alike.

Watch the short video below to get a glimpse of the FMS screening process and how it can benefit you.

The Movement Screen

A functional movement screen identifies muscle imbalances and asymmetries contributing to pain, repeat injury, and plateaus in training. We use the FMS screening system and other postural and movement screens to evaluate your current quality of movement. The results from the screen will be used to develop your highly personalized CoreEx™ program.

Bodywork and movement must be combined to make lasting changes in the body. This is scientifically proven!

The screen consists of the following functional movements that your exercise specialist will guide you through:

  • Deep Squat
  • Hurdle Step
  • In-line Lunge
  • Active Straight Leg Raise
  • Trunk Stability Pushup
  • Rotary Stability
  • Shoulder Mobility
picture of person performing exersices for an fms screen

Are you ready to build a strong and balanced body? We'll help you:

  • Identify physical imbalances or weaknesses and then strengthen them with simple corrective exercises
  • Improve Mobility and Stability
  • Improve Functional and Athletic Performance
  • Reduce the Potential for Soft Tissue and Joint Injury
  • Reduce Chronic Pain and Improve Posture
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The Anatomy of Wellness Signature CoreEx™ Program:

The Sessions

60-minute sessions that include corrective exercise instruction in addition to other beneficial therapies such as stretch or clinical massage therapy to correct soft tissue dysfunctions at the core cause. Typically, work is done over the course of weeks and months as the muscles become educated and adapt to new movement and firing patterns.

Kinesio Tape

Your therapist may use kinesio tape to aid in movement training and pain relief where applicable.

Re-assessment screens are performed as needed to document progress and updated your treatment plan as you progress.

Home Exercise Program

Your Exercise Specialist will design a home exercise program (HEP) for you based on the results of your movement screen. These targeted exercises combined with clinical massage therapy are the secret sauce in making lasting changes in the soft tissues of the body. Your HEP is monitored by your therapist and progressions and tweaks will be made as needed.

To get started, book your Exercise and Movement Assessment online.

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