Functional Movement Screening and Corrective Exercise System
It seems more and more of today’s individuals are working harder to become stronger and healthier. These individuals are constantly working to improve their activities by increasing their flexibility, strength, endurance, and power. A tremendous amount of athletes and individuals are performing high-level activities even though they are inefficient in their fundamental movements; without knowing it, these individuals are putting fitness on dysfunction. These individuals create poor movement patterns, train around a pre-existing problem or simply do not train their weakness during their strength and conditioning programs.
In today’s evolving training and conditioning market, athletes and individuals have access to a huge arsenal of equipment and workout programs; however, the best equipment and programs cannot produce if the fundamental weaknesses are not exposed. The idea is to individualize each rehabilitative or workout program based on the person’s weak link. This weak link is a physical or functional limitation. In order to isolate the weak link, the body’s fundamental movement patterns should be considered. Most people don’t begin rehabilitative care or a strength and conditioning program by determining if they have adequate movement patterns. This makes it essential to screen an individual’s fundamental movements prior to beginning chiropractic and rehabilitative care or a strength and conditioning program. By looking at the movement patterns and not just one area, a weak link can be identified. Armed with this information, this will enable our doctors to focus on that area. If this weak link is not identified, the body will compensate, causing inefficient movements. It is this type of inefficiency that can cause pain, a decrease in performance and an increase in injuries.
The Functional Movement Screen and Corrective Exercise System attempts to pinpoint these weak links, and alleviate them. This system is a process that identifies the weak link in the movement pattern and then assigns exercises to correct it. When this is accomplished, the individual or athlete will have greater movement efficiency, which will lead to improved performance and hopefully a decrease in injury potential. This system consists of The Functional Movement Screen, Functional Range Conditioning and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.