A senior at Ballard High School, Zach Caggins plays on both the basketball team and the golf team. While at basketball practice, a teammate collided with Zach, causing Zach's knee to twist and tear his ACL. After surgery, he…
Maggie came to KORT Downtown and was having shoulder pain. She was unable to lift her arm and enjoy her hobbies and daily activities. After experiencing mirror therapy for her shoulder, she is now back to enjoying life pain…
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Mervin Jackson had multiple conditions causing him to become very weak. His daughter states he could not even take one step. He was not able to mow the lawn or do simple activities of daily living. After receiving nursing…
Pam Pelton tells her inspirational story of how KORT's Trigger Point Dry Needling Technique and KORT Physical Therapist Chad Garvey gave her the ability to do things she hadn't been able to do for years.
Jean Lloyd came to KORT Richmond after having total hip replacement. KORT Physical Therapists Dr. John Wright Polk, PT, DPT and Dr. Karen Clark, PT, DPT, OCS devised a customized treatment plan that consisted of land…
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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.