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Movement Screening & Athlete Management
There is a lot of talk and controversy surrounding the use of Movement Screening. While there are a number of ways that you can screen movement, I think the more commonly utilized & discussed are the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) & Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). For detailed information on these two programs, see the folks over at functionalmovement.com as there is a plethora of information! Here's my disclosure -- I don't have any financial incentive to refer you to their site, it simply is the easiest way to shorten this post provide you with resources to answer questions you may generate.
That being said, these two systems are separate but interrelated. The FMS is often looked at as the Fitness Screen, ie it can be used by anyone who deals with movement in absence of pain. This includes personal trainer, yoga & Pilates teachers, martial arts instructors, physical therapists & chiropractors, etc. The SFMA is looked at as the Medical Counterpart to the FMS. There are a number of ways to use the FMS in practice:
As an example, let's say "Joey MMA Figher" comes in to train in preparation for their next fight. He is put through the Functional Movement Screen and is found to have hip pain during a few of the tests. If it is the Strength Coach performing the screening, he then punts to the Physical Therapist and says 'Hey, "Joey Fighter" has Left hip pain during the Overhead Deep Squat, Left Hurdle Step, and Left In-line Lunge.' This should trigger 3 things to happen:
For information on Screening and Athlete Management, check out the Athletes Physiotherapy Website or contact us by phone at 702-907-5107 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Treatment & Training Packages are available, and for the month of January 2015 Athletes Physiotherapy is offering FREE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREENING. Contact us today to schedule your Screening Session!
Athletes Physiotherapy is a physical therapy clinic located in Henderson, NV in the southeast portion of Las Vegas. Our focus is on High Performance Physical Therapy with an emphasis on sports, dance, and orthopedics. We provide one-on-one, individualized care for rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
Thank you for stopping by the Athletes Physiotherapy Blog! Kristopher Bosch founded Athletes Physiotherapy in Las Vegas, NV. He is a Father, physical therapist, athletic trainer, pilates teacher, & perpetual student!
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