Fitness assessment of any individual can be performed by using the “Functional Movement Screening (FMS)” test. This test captures fundamental movements, motor control within movement patterns, and competence of basic movements uncomplicated by specific skills. It determines the greatest areas of movement deficiency, demonstrate limitations or asymmetries, and eventually correlate these with an outcome. In general, this FMS test can be divided broadly in two categories such as (a) by an instructor and (b) by self.
FMS by an instructor::
Below you will see step-by-step instructions for how to administer the FMS screen.
Welcome to the Functional Movement Screening. In this test we will evaluate your capacity for functional movement. The goal of this test is to identify any disfunction to clear athletes for an exercise/sport program or to refer them to qualified professionals to execute a proper rehabilitation program.
Before starting the exam take a measure of the height from the floor to the height of the tibial tuberosity (the bony point at the top of the shin and below the knee) and the hand length from the base of the palm to the end of the longest finger.