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Functional Movement Screening & Testing

What is Functional Movement Screen?

Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a screening tool used to assess an individual’s movement patterns and identify potential areas of dysfunction or weakness that may lead to injury. The FMS consists of seven fundamental movement patterns that require a balance of mobility, stability, and motor control. These movements include deep squat, hurdle step, inline lunge, shoulder mobility, active straight leg raise, trunk stability push-up, and rotary stability.

During the FMS, a trained professional observes the individual performing each movement and assigns a score based on their ability to complete the movement pattern with proper form and without compensation. The scores are then used to identify areas of weakness or limitation that may need to be addressed through corrective exercises or further evaluation.

The FMS is used in a variety of settings, including sports medicine, physical therapy, and fitness training, as a way to assess an individual’s readiness for activity and to develop individualized exercise programs. By identifying areas of dysfunction and addressing them with corrective exercises, the FMS can help prevent injury and improve performance in individuals of all fitness levels.

Functional Movement Screen Compliments Bodywork

Identifying Areas of Weakness

FMS can identify areas of weakness or dysfunction in an individual's movement patterns that may not be apparent during a bodywork session. This information can be used to develop targeted exercises or stretches to address these issues, which can complement the bodywork by improving overall movement and reducing the risk of injury.

Enhancing Communication

FMS can improve communication between the bodywork practitioner and the client by providing a common language and framework for understanding movement patterns and areas of limitation.

Improving Functional Outcomes

By addressing areas of weakness or dysfunction identified through FMS, the individual may experience improved functional outcomes, such as increased range of motion, improved stability, and decreased pain.

Customizing Treatment Plans

FMS can be used to customize treatment plans for individuals based on their specific movement patterns and areas of weakness, which can complement bodywork by ensuring that the treatment is targeted and effective.

Providing Objective Data

FMS provides objective data that can be used to track progress and demonstrate the effectiveness of bodywork and other interventions.

Enhancing Injury Prevention

By identifying areas of weakness or dysfunction, FMS can help to prevent injuries from occurring, which can complement bodywork by reducing the need for more extensive treatment in the future.

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Based on 93 Reviews
Paula m.
Paula m.
2023-12-14 07:26:38
Lisa-Marie is a great therapist and the facilities are excellent. My body is always much better, looser and flexible after my sessions. read more
Josh L.
Josh L.
2023-11-07 16:08:22
I had my first sessions with Hannah and it was fantastic. She is very informative on what was being done and let me understand why. I’ve been struggling… read more
Sterling S.
Sterling S.
2023-04-17 14:10:10
I have been to may Bodywork Professionals in LA area Hannah and Lisa Marie are definitely the best! while most Bodywork professionals are mostly massage… read more
Nicholas T.
Nicholas T.
2022-10-19 08:27:21
I have been seeing Lisa for over 5 years now and she is the best in the business!!!This is not your normal massage and she can pinpoint the issues that… read more
Michael M.
Michael M.
2022-10-15 17:46:49
Hannah, was a great massage therapist. If you are need of pain management work, do yourself a favor and see her. As the brutal as the sports massage was,… read more
Kathryn Serviss
Kathryn Serviss
2023-04-14
I have been going to Lisa since 2018. She has been the only massage therapist to really address my body issues. Most of my issues involve stress headaches and neck stiffness/mobility due to my work. You can tell she is very well educated on body anatomy and massage techniques. I never get a cookie cutter service with her like other massage therapists. Her space is delightful and warm. I finally feel like I have my pain under control since I’ve been seeing Lisa.
Michelle Thornton
Michelle Thornton
2023-04-13
I just happened to find Hannah and LA Bodywork accidentally and I am SO glad I did!! I knew that I needed more than just a massage for my wacky knee and joints. Hannah heard my concerns and her work has been a wonder to me the past 2 months I have been going regularly. I highly recommend LA Bodywork. An investment that is priceless to how I feel after.
Wilmer Cano
Wilmer Cano
2023-04-12
Is always a pleasure to get my massage and very professional, always walk out of there very relax after my massage.
Ray Hunting
Ray Hunting
2023-04-12
I have been going to Lisa for a number of years and recently started with Hannah. Due to the stress of work and life Lisa is incredibly well studied and try's new treatments to help bring relief. Both Lisa and Hannah have been great and defyingly worth the visit.
Sam Elliott
Sam Elliott
2023-04-12
I had a very pleasant time at LA Body Works, great service, not to mention, clean and super friendly. Knew exactly what I needed and how to treat all my pains!
Kevin Sarreal
Kevin Sarreal
2023-04-12
Amazing service! Had a shoulder injury from lifting and was so glad I found LA bodywork. Lisa was very knowledgeable and after my therapy session she also explained additional ways to speed up recovery and preventative measures to take so I don’t get re-injured in the future. I went to the studio city location and the facility was super clean and everyone there was very polite. Unfortunately I don’t live in the area anymore otherwise I would still be going there to this day. Def recommend checking this place out
Liam O'Brien
Liam O'Brien
2023-04-11
This facility is uniquely tailored to anyone looking for care and treatment after or during competitive athletic training. The facility is clean and profession and I value the considerate and detailed questions asked by all employees. I’m going to help with should and back injuries and I’m only one session experienced an impressive amount of functional mobility.
Audrey F
Audrey F
2023-04-10
I have been going to Lisa for the past 7 years and also recently started seeing Hannah as well. As an 18x marathoner and youth track and field/cross country coach, bodywork is an essential part of my injury prevention and training routine, but I've learned over the years that you can't entrust this with just anyone. I need someone with knowledge of endurance sports and of female physiology. Lisa is incredibly well studied and in tune with her clients' particular needs and that is reflected in the quality of the treatment. I've had various injuries over the years and I've been able to get back up again - much in part due to Lisa and Hannah. They are absolutely incredible at what they do!
Cameron Braverman
Cameron Braverman
2023-04-10
Bodywork that truly connects with the subject. Really appreciated both practitioners' attention to detail. They also provided movements for me to do after our sessions to make sure that I'm taking care of my body long-term. Can't go wrong here.
Severina Hernandez
Severina Hernandez
2023-04-07
If you are looking to really loosen up you must set up an appointment with LisaMarie. I didn’t realize how tight my body was until the session was over. Oh boy was it tense but afterwards I felt so much relief. The atmosphere was perfect, she made me feel comfortable, and my body feels incredibly rejuvenated. I will definitely be back!