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KORT, the largest physical therapy and sports medicine provider in
the State, is proud to announce they have implemented the Functional
Movement Screen (FMS) at many of its locations and schools.
The FMS system is a ranking and grading system that documents seven
movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these
movement patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and
asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional
training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.
The FMS generates a Baseline Score, which is used to target
problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to
the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound
Exercise professionals monitor the FMS score to track progress
and to identify those exercises that will be most effective to restore
proper movement and build strength in each individual.
The FMS simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the
body. Its streamlined system has 5 benefits for everyone involved from
the athlete, exercise professional, and physicians.
Communication - the FMS utilizes simple
language, making it easy for athletes and individuals, exercise
professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and
Evaluation - the screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis.
Standardization - the FMS creates a functional baseline to mark progress and provides a means to measure performance.
Safety - the FMS quickly identifies
dangerous movement patterns so that they can be addressed. It also
indicates an individual's readiness to perform exercise so that
realistic goals can be set and achieved.
Corrective Strategies - the FMS can be
applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies of a
wide array of movement issues. It identifies specific exercises based on
individual FMS scores to create customized treatment plans for athletes
to learn about Functional Movement Screening. To find out if FMS is
right for you, or you would like to get your athletes screened, call
KORT at (800) 645-KORT to be put in touch with a clinic near you.