Functional Movement Systems

 

Functional Movement Systems

Functional Movement | Vital Wellness Center

Put simply, Functional Movement Systems (FMS) is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.

At Vital Wellness Center we are certified providers of Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), together known as Functional Movement Systems. This is a technique used by nearly all professional football team doctors and an increasingly greater number of professional athletes depend on FMS to detect and prevent injuries. By looking at some basic movements of the body we can see where an injury or painful movement originates and correct it before it becomes a major problem. For patients with stubborn reoccurring injuries SFMA may be the answer. Many of our patients are happily surprised when we pinpoint and correct a problem in just a few visits.

Dr. Daniel Rukeyser with Alwyn Cosgrove and Functional Movement Systems founders Grey Cook, and Lee Burton.

Dr. Daniel Rukeyser with Alwyn Cosgrove and Functional Movement Systems founders Grey Cook, and Lee Burton.

Dr. Daniel Rukeyser and Dr. Kurt Barnhill are certified Functional Movement Screen providers and have experience treating athletes at all levels including professionals in Triathlon, Tennis, Soccer and Ultramarathon.  They have found Functional Movement Systems to be effective in their treatment of tough cases like Sciatica, IT Band Syndrome, Tendinitis at various sites and many other sports injuries, auto injuries and chronic pain syndromes.

Through the Functional Movement Systems approach our Doctors can look beyond the painful area to an underlying problem that may have been missed before.  Even if you’ve been treated by chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedists or anyone else,  this new approach may be the answer.  Call Vital Wellness Center today for a Functional Movement Systems analysis.