There are critical aspects to how we look at how the body is performing. As chiropractors, we promote movement and we use a standard screen called the Functional Movement System evaluation, or FMS. We implement the FMS evaluation to look for risk factors associated with poor bio mechanics and abnormal movement during normal activities.
The FMS evaluation is a reliable 7-step evaluation with three orthopedic clearing tests, designed to rank movement patterns basic to the normal function of active people. The evaluation helps us identify, rate, and rank movement limitations and asymmetries.
The goal of the FMS evaluation is to resolve these abnormal bio mechanics and abnormal movement patterns which are caused by either weakness, a joint injury, soft tissue injury, or irritated nerve, which are seriously limiting the way the individual moves. Once weaknesses are identified, we set about creating a corrective strategy to restore normal body mechanics and make sure that the pain and problem caused by these abnormalities does not return.