Howard Chiropractic Clinic, SC is now offering Functional Movement Screens (FMS). FMS is a valuable tool for assessing how well your body moves. The goal of the FMSis to reduce risk of potential injury by accurately identifying weaknesses that cause dysfunction in your body mechanics. The FMS is also a great way to enhance your athletic performance, as it has been proven that higher Movement Screen Scores are related to faster reaction times and increased performance levels.

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is the product of an exercise philosophy known as Functional Movement Systems. This exercise philosophy is based on sound science, years of innovation, and current research.

  • Put simply, the FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS identifies functional limitations and imbalance. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.
  • The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to help restore mechanically sound movement patterns.
  • The professionals at Howard Chiropractic Clinic, SC monitor the FMS score to track the progress and to identify specific exercises that will be most effective to restore proper movement and build strength in each individual.