FMS (Functional Movement Screening)


Are you Pain free? Are you continually loading your body on top of dysfunction? Compensations can be found throughout one's body in order to perform. I have just come back from a certification called CK-FMS (Functional Movmement Screening)which literally turns the fintess and health industry on it's head. Why?? Because it teaches us fitness professionals, trainers and coaches how to look at a person's dysfunction, asymmetries, and compensations BEFORE the person begins to train. How awesome is that??!!! Talk about setting your client up for success!! This is the tool to do it. Read below for a little bit more info about the training and it's purpose! It truly brings a whole higher level of accountability when working with clients!


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 it Works - Simplifying Movement

What it Does - Widespread Benefits

FMS for Individuals

Benefits of the FMS

How the FMS Works

The FMS is a standardized 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 exercises will be recommended based on your scores. Your individualized plan will take into account your fitness goals.

Monitoring - Your progress and motion 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.


Only an FMS certified exercise professional can administer this system. These practitioners receive intensive training in the FMS system and have constant access to the latest fitness information. They also belong to a network of certified professionals who share insights and resources to help maximize the FMS experience.

This is an amazing tool for anyone who wants to simply move better or for an athlete who wants to achieve peak performance in their sport of choice.

For more research on the Functional Movement Screen go here: Research

To visit the FMS site go here: FMS - Functional Movement Screen

For more information or to set up a Functional Movement Screen contact Betsy Collie at or call 919-403-8651