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PE teachers need to rid themselves of the old testing techniques and adopt the FMS as their screening tool.

Steve Savage
The Park School,
Brooklyn, MA

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Functional Movement Screen & Fundamental Capacity Screen

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NEXT COURSES - FMS LEVEL 1 & FCS 

SYDNEY, DEC 6-8, 2019

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The screen is the starting line, your roadmap, your blueprint to moving well. The screen eliminates the guessing game and tells you what movement quality really is.

In Fundamental Capacity Screen (FCS) course you will learn how to develop durable performers in sport, work and recreation in the. The FCS method breaks down the four fundamental forms of movement energy expression. By observing how each interact with each other specific to an individual's environment of performance, you are able to create sustainable movement patterns to optimise health and improve performance skills in the most efficient way possible.

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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.

FCS is highly physical and fast paced and dives into movement dysfunctions (FMS), corrective solutions, movement capacities, fitness deficiencies (FCS) and conditioning solutions and is intended for performance professionals.

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FMS is to my mind the single most important fitness assessment tool available. Although the screen is simple to learn, administer and score, it provides a wealth of detailed, sophisticated and actionable information.

Geralyn Coopersmith
Senior Fitness Manager EFTI
Equinox

Articles and research on the Functional Movement Screen

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Next course dates

Sydney, Dec 6-8, 2019

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Purchase your FMS and Y-Balance test kits, plus Functional Movement bands

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THE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN

Every fitness pro and performance coach needs the ultimate competitive advantage. Whether your focus is optimizing training, maximizing client retention, enhancing communication, or all of the above, the screen is the foundation for one of our basic principles: Play to strengths and work on weaknesses.

 

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Unlock the Power of the Screen with Level 1:

What does it mean to MOVE WELL? The screen eliminates the guessing game and tells you what movement quality really is.

To establish a baseline, you need an objective filter—and the screen is your user-friendly, reliable tool. In FMS 1, learn how to administer the Functional Movement Screen, your essential reference point. Then unlock and discover the FMS algorithm that turns screen results into enhancements, not only on the training floor and athletic field, but also in every scenario and adventure life takes you… and your clients.


Level 2 – Exercise Programming
Level 1 starts your engine. Level 2 kicks you into first gear. Whether the goal is to take your clients to 2nd, 3rd or 4th, skipping a gear will damage the engine. Level 2 is the foundation for your programming-- the smooth transition from movement dysfunction to competency.

As professionals, you may already be equipped with training strategies, but how do you prioritize and adjust correctives based on your clients' individual movements and patterns? FMS 2 delivers the roadmap for progressive movement outcomes. Learn how to cater to your clients' individual needs with customized exercise selection while simultaneously limiting the factors that inhibit their progress. The result? Self-aware clients reaching greater heights in lifelong movement health and vitality.

 

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