The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is the product of an exercise philosophy known as Functional Movement Systems. This exercise philosophy and corresponding set of resources is based on sound science, years of innovation, and current research.

»How it Works – Simplifying Movement

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.

»What it Does – Widespread Benefits

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.

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.

Ryan Birch
Ryan Birch
22:41 25 Sep 18
Chris and the team at Evolution have been amazing, they really go above and beyond to help and their treatment is second to none, highly recommend that you call these guys.
Julie Bower
Julie Bower
09:20 12 Sep 18
I cannot recommend Chris highly enough. He is incredibly patient and approachable and has helped me to understand how to move properly as I head into my 50s. He’s also miraculously helped my vertigo! Miracle worker!!
Russ Blundstone
Russ Blundstone
05:18 12 Sep 18
Before contacting Chris I'd lost over 50% of the strength & a lot of the mobility in my left shoulder/arm. Years of poor form (I'm nearly 50), little to no stretching, football injuries, loss of core strength & a sedentary desk job had all conspired to work against me & seen me carry the issue for well over twelve months. Chris's understanding & application of the right techniques to first get mobility back & then stabilise the areas in question before hitting the weights again has seen me back in the gym training twice a day now & with a renewed energy I've not had in a long while.. I recommend this course of physiology & particularly Chris's brand to anyone who has back, neck, shoulder or referred pain & encourage them to give him a try. Russ
L C
L C
05:29 26 Aug 18
Professional, empathetic and knowledgeable. Chris' expertise and positivity has been invaluable in helping me build my strength and confidence.
Nissa Goedhart
Nissa Goedhart
04:47 28 Mar 18
Chris is very professional and listens to your individual needs. Chris has made me more self aware of which muscles to use during exercise and in turn has helped correct my back and posture issues when all other medical interventions had failed. Thanks again Chris, I appreciate all you have done for me.
April Hickey
April Hickey
09:21 15 Mar 18
Chris was really helpful in getting me up and moving after an accident. He is empathetic, has a sense of humour and seemed to know how to balance the program so I was being pushed but still able to cope with the exercises. I have been impressed with the results.
Brad
Brad
09:06 23 Mar 17
I have suffered from plantar fasciitis and general stability issues for many years. Chris's extensvie knowledge of physiology and his encouraging and professional approach has enabled me to finally overcome these issues and improve my general well being. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone who is looking to improve their health and/or resolve any physiological problems .
Lauren
Lauren
23:38 15 Feb 17
I have been seeing Chris for a couple of month and would highly recommend him as an exercise physiologist. I started seeing Chris due to some shoulder pain and numbness in my left arm as well as wanting to improve my overall strength following the birth of my first baby in 2016. I am very happy to report that my shoulder and arm have improved and that my body is coping better with the day to day wear and tear of carrying my baby. Chris is incredibly knowledgeable, clear on his instructions and enthusiastic. I am very grateful for his expertise.
Deirdre Hurley
Deirdre Hurley
07:55 08 Nov 16
I have been working with Chris since August this year. I had lots of lower limb atrophy and compensation in my mobility (walking favouring my strong leg ) post a tibia plateau fracture and 3 operations. He has developed a program for me to develop strength and improve mobility fabulously. Working on core strength and lower limbs. He is patient, diligent, knowledgeable, informative and supportive. So I'm off to play social soccer tonight. 🙂 As a mother of 4 kids and a nurse, soccer is a bonus to functionality. Thank you for the journey. Sláinte
Anthony Bryant
Anthony Bryant
06:13 08 Nov 16
I have been working with Chris for close to 12 weeks mainly focusing on mobility and technique. I have a lot of small injuries from wear and tear and at 40 i wanted to look at doing things the right way and not just going through the motions. Chris developed a program with some very simple exercises to start to increase my flexibility and strength. I have gone from struggling to squat or dead lift 50kg with poor technique to comfortably dead lifting and squat over 100kg with near perfect technique. This is all down to Chris attention to detail I cant recommend Chris highly enough, he is very approachable and knows his stuff.
Robyn Cunningham
Robyn Cunningham
10:32 05 Nov 16
I have been seeing Chris over the past couple of months to help with a long standing shoulder problem and arthritic knee. The exercises he has given me are helping to improve both of these issues and are also improving my overall strength, balance and fitness. Chris is very knowledgeable and very skilled in explaining both the exercises and the rationale for doing them. To add to this he is also very personable and very enthusiastic .....He's great to work with I highly recommend him as an exercise physiologist.
Tammy Scholefield
Tammy Scholefield
08:38 04 Nov 16
I cannot thank Chris enough. I had bursitis in my shoulder. I couldn't do any upper body exercises..and even stopped group fitness classes..until Chris!!!! Within a few minutes Chris pinpointed exactly which muscles were weak and over compensating. He worked with me for a couple of months and explained each muscle and exercise in detail so I understood what I should and shouldn't be doing. After a couple of weeks I was back in group fitness and a couple months lifting weights again. I found him extremely easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and accommodating to my personal circumstances. Highly recommend Chris to anybody.
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