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Functional Movement Screen

Bridgetown Physical Therapy is proud to offer the FMS to Portland residents and athletes.  

What is the Functional Movement Screen?

The Functional  Movement Screen or FMS is a product of an exercise philosophy known as the Functional Movemnet Systems. This system is a proven health and exercise tool based on evidence based scientific assessment mediums rooted in current research and years of innovation. The FMS is an amazing opportunity to be pro active, to take your health and fitness into your own hands before you injure or insult your tissues. 

How It Works

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 readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. 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 restore mechanically sound movement patterns.

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 simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the body. Its streamlined system has benefits for everyone involved - individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians.

Benefits of Receiving an Assessment

Communication - The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and treatment.

Evaluation - The screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis.

Standardization - The FMS creates a functional baseline to mark progress and provides a means to measure performance.

Safety - The FMS quickly identifies dangerous movement patterns so that they can be addressed. It also indicates an individual’s readiness to perform exercise so that realistic goals can be set and achieved.

Corrective Strategies - The FMS can be applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies of a wide array of movement issues. It identifies specific exercises based on individual FMS scores to instantly create customized treatment plans.

When,  Where,  and How Much?

When- Assessments can be scheduled by calling or emailing the front office and will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30am to 1:30pm

Where- All FMS assessments are performed at Bridgetown Physical Therapy and Training Studios at 1500 SW 1st Ave, Suite 150.  

Cost-  The FMS will be a one hour assessment and following consultation  for $120. 

Bridgetown Physical Therapy is excited to offer the FMS to our community. Please contact the clinic at 503-222-1955.