Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury. These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic loco motor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.
As an integral part of Functional Movement Systems, the Y-Balance Test (YBT) is a thoroughly researched, yet easy way to test a person's motor control as well as demonstrate functional symmetry. The Y Balance Test allows us to quarter the body and look at how the core and each extremity function under bodyweight loads. The Y Balance Test Protocol was developed through years of research in injury prevention and identification of motor control changes that occur after injury. This device and protocol are highly accurate and can be used for measuring pre and post rehabilitation performance, improvement after performance enhancement programs, dynamic balance for fitness programs, and return to sport readiness.
The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.
This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice.
The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Screen is a 12-part movement screen designed to identify physical limitations that could be limiting your performance or putting you at an increased risk of injury on the golf course. This is the same screen used with many PGA, LPGA and other tour professionals. The information obtained in the screen can be used by your TPI Certified Physiotherapist at FIT TO TRAIN to design a treatment plan, or relayed to your strength and conditioning coach or golf professional to progress your golf-specific training and performance.