Why Get A Functional Movement Screen?
First move well, then move often. Gray Cook
It is imperative for everyone, whether or not you exercise, that you move your body through it’s normal movements efficiently, properly and functionally. This is even important if you do no physical activity. There will be moments in life that force you to move, and if there is an imbalance or poor mechanics with basic bodyweight movements, it is only a matter of time before an injury and breakdown occur.
This is even more imperative if you are an athlete, or do any form of exercise. Proper basic movement proficiency must be the foundation of any training program. The foundation must be built before adding more complex movements with additional physical loads and metabolic stresses, and before the development of strength, endurance and power.
Train Your Body To Avoid Injuries
Most injuries are preventable! Train your body to avoid them!
The best way to screen for potential injuries, or improper body movements and compensations is with a Functional Movement Screen. This is a standardized screening process, now currently used by almost every major pro sport team out there, including the NFL, NHL, NBA, as well as most Olympic teams. Every team will use the FMS preseason to help guide their training, strength and conditioning.
If you want to make sure your body is moving well and efficiently, to not only perform better, but to help prevent injury, than do your body a favour and get a FMS screen done.
This test is performed by our qualified fitness professional who than uses the information garnered to develop a specific training program based on your individual needs. If there are weaknesses that should be addressed, he’ll help you develop them. If there are mobility issues that should be looked after, he’ll teach you how. If there are faulty movements or imbalances, he’ll help you identify and correct them before they become a significant injury.
The cost of a Functional Movement Screen is $80. This includes the screen, which takes about an hour, and 2 followup meetings, one to go over your specific exercise and training program, and the second visit several weeks later to check in and adjust any of the exercises as your body learns to move better.