Functional Movement Screen
‘Move well before you move often’
The premise of Functional Movement is that we should be able to perform several simple movements well before we load those movements with intensity or complexity.
The implementation of a screen helps us to generate a score, which is used to highlight issues and track progress.
It looks at the motor control of the body, so not just strength, but controlled moment or what I like to call ‘effortless control’.
This is the hurdle step and looks at the stability of one hip and the mobility of the other whilst keeping the torso in control.
Were there are issues there are specific rehabilitation exercises to be taught and learnt with a hierarchy of importance of movements. Evidence based it is widely used across many sports clubs but is not limited to them as it can be used for all levels of physical abilities.