Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

I believe in a clinical approach to help provide direction, strategy and economy for clients so to achieve their goals with minimal time and expense.

An important clinical tool I have been certified are two body evaluation systems, the Functional Movement Screen and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, created by the company, Functional Movement Systems, the founder being physical therapy specialis,t Gray Cook.

Mr. Cook created the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).to help identify and correct  weak movement patterns

FMS and SFMA are ranking and grading systems that documents your movement patterns so I can objectively identify your body’s functional limitations, asymmetries, and injuries.

Using the FMS and the SFMA, I can create and adjust a Functional Movement Screen profile to create corrective exercises to improve patterning, based on the body’s movement needs and scientifically track your progress.

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The FMS profile data helps me give you corrective exercises and stretches that’ll embed your Rolfing and massage therapy benefits faster and more permanently.

The SFMA is an evaluation and remediation tool that identifies your areas of dysfunction or pain.

It looks at your ability to touch your toes, balance on one leg, or perform a squat, for example.

SFMA enables me to identify and treat regions of your body that lack mobility or stability.

SFMA discovers any asymmetries in your body that exist between left and right side, top and bottom.

Asymmetries, such as having a left hip that moves well and a stiff right hip stiff, indicate injury and pain.

Efficiency in movement is the key to accomplishing your goals, and that’s why I use FMS and SFMA as a professional body evaluation method that is integral to my method of using a two second count when applying Rolfing myofascial manipulations that are combined with two second count gentle stretches. This two second approach respects the timing of the stretch reflex. Working past two seconds causes the stretch reflex to turn on and increase protective tone, causing clients to actually work against themselves, thus interfering with core patterning and the goals of therapy.

During our appointments, you experience FMS and SFMA as non-invasive, easy to utilize, time-efficient methods that take only a few minutes to complete.

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Using FMS and SFMA, I gain comprehensive, detailed information that helps guide me to help you achieve your therapy goals.

Functional Movement Screening with Sam Adams

“Sam’s FMS and SFMA showed me that I definitely made physical gains and got rid of serious pain and injury because I got Sam’s Rolfing and massage therapy. I felt the gains, and I saw them on paper based on his measurements.”

Eljay, Baltimore