What are the 7 FMS tests?

FMS consists of seven tests: Deep Squat (squat), Hurdle Step, In-line Lunge (lunge), Active Straight-Leg Raise (leg raise), Trunk Stability Push-up (push-up), Quadruped Rotary Stability (quadruped), and shoulder mobility (shoulder).

What is a good FMS score?

The mean FMS™ scores in healthy, young active individuals ranges from 14.14 ± 2.85 points to 15.7 ± 1.9 points. This suggests that most untrained people are slightly above the cut‐off score of ≤14 points, which is thought to be indicative of compensation patterns, increased risk of injury, and reduced performance.

What is a bad FMS score?

Average score Research based on the FMS suggests that anyone with a score lower than 14 is at a higher risk of injury in sports than those who score a 14 or above.

What FMS used for?

A Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a series of standardised tests used to assess a worker’s functional and fundamental movement patterns. This type of functional assessment can be used to highlight an individual’s potential risk of sustaining a musculoskeletal disorder.

What is the most important FMS test?

Deep Squat: This test shows us the most about how a person moves. The reason is that it allows us to see total extremity mobility, postural control, and pelvic and core stability.

How do I get FMS certified?

Who can become FMS Certified? There are no prerequisites for FMS Level 1 certification. You must take FMS Level 1 before or in combination with FMS Level 2. The FMS Level 1 course is intended for, but not limited to, fitness, performance and rehabilitation professionals.

How long does the FMS take?

How Long does a Functional Movement Screen Take? The FMS can be performed in under 10 minutes and is usually part of a larger movement and sports based exam. The functional movement screen is utilized most frequently for our sports performance clients or patients who are returning to sport following an injury.

Why is FMS bad?

The FMS claims to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance. The researchers concluded the FMS could NOT be recommended as a screening tool for injury prevention.

Is FMS certification worth?

The FMS can be a good tool for new personal trainer and coaches to use as an initial assessment and as practice as they become more familiar with human movement. Using pre-determined movements and quantifying movement quality is the complete opposite of conscious coaching and dismisses the idea of movement variability.

Do you warm up before FMS?

The Purpose of the FMS The FMS was created to measure motor control of movement patterns, quickly identify pain or limitations that need to be addressed, and to set a baseline for movement competency within the body. The FMS consists of seven movement patterns that are performed without warmup.

Is the FMS reliable?

Conclusion: The FMS has excellent interrater and intrarater reliability. Participants with composite scores of ≤14 had a significantly higher likelihood of an injury compared with those with higher scores, demonstrating the injury predictive value of the test.