PRLog - Oct. 10, 2012 - John Austin S. Basten of The Mid-State Group has received Certification as a Functional Movement Practitioner following intensive training with the Functional Movement Systems (FMS) team last month in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mr. Basten now belongs to a network of certified professionals who diagnose and restore movement dysfunction and asymmetries to improve treatment outcomes in workers’ compensation injury rehabilitation, corporate safety and wellness programs, and for general health and fitness.
What is the FMS?
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is the product of an exercise philosophy known as Functional Movement. This exercise philosophy and corresponding set of resources is based on sound science, years of innovation and current research.
How does it Work?
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 issues 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.
Widespread Benefits of FMS
The FMS simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the body. Its streamlined system improves treatment outcomes for workers’ compensation injury rehabilitation, corporate safety and wellness and general health and fitness in the following ways:
Communication – The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to clearly communicate 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 customised treatment plans.
What Does It Involve?
FMS is a standardised system designed to balance and improve your physical ability.
Testing – You will perform a series of 7 motions.
Evaluation – You will be given a score for your performance of each motion.
Planning – A series of corrective exercise will be recommended based on your scores. Your individualised treatment plan will also address your health and fitness goals.
Monitoring – Your progress and movement patterns will be monitored and recorded over time. If you develop an imbalance or injury, it will be identified early and targeted for quick resolution.
The Mid-State Group along with Mid-State Safety and Mid-State Wellness will incorporate FMS and corrective exercise strategies to improve treatment outcomes in the following:
1. Injury prevention (Safety Programs)
2. Injury rehabilitation (Workers Compensation and Safety)
3. Pre employment functional capacity assessments
4. Strength and conditioning (Wellness Programs)
To learn more about how FMS can help your business and employees, contact John Basten at 434-528-1001 or email@example.com and visit or website at http://www.themidstategroup.com.