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 was developed by Gray Cook, MPT, is one of the world’s most respected injury-prevention specialists. According to Cook, the primary cause of athletic injuries is neither weakness nor tightness, but rather muscle imbalance.
The first step towards injury prevention is to perform a postural analysis, static and dynamic core function tests and then to screen movement. Having postural landmarks to work from provides relevant information to the child’s basic structural position. Testing both static and dynamic core function, along with the FMS provides key information in relationship to the child’s motor control.
This is the process by which humans and animals use their brain/cognition to activate and coordinate the muscles and limbs involved in the performance of a motor skill.
Wellness Movement Center employs its own integrated assessment/screening protocol developed exclusively for young athletes, which we have used since 2010 with great success.
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