Functional Movement Screen

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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 movement patterns.

    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 treatment.

    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 and individuals.

    Visit 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.