Functional Performance

Correcting Movement for Injury Prevention & Peak Performance


:: The Functional Movement Screen

The Functional Movement Screen is an evaluation of 7 key movements that determine core strength, balance, co-ordination and  flexibility.   The test brings a patient’s underlying problems to the surface – key muscle weakness or tightness, movement asymmetries, lack of balance, ability to stabilize and in-coordination can easily be seen.  Once the problems are identified, they can be treated!

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 distort body awareness, diminish performance and even  predispose a patient to chronic re-injury.


:: The Score

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.  We then monitor the FMS score to track progress and to help create an effective corrective exercise program.


:: The Corrective Exercise Program

A specific set of exercises is then prescribed that will be most effective to restore proper movement and address the underlying imbalances in each individual.  Once the exercises can be performed with proper form, they are given to the patient to perform at home.


:: The Best of Functional Medicine

In addition, a program of hands-on functional therapy is begun to restore proper movement and address any muscle imbalance or joint dysfunction.  It may take you weeks to lengthen a muscle with stretching on your own, but with the addition of  soft tissue release techniques –  results are achieved sometimes in a few visits!

The doctors at our office use foam rollers, facial release sticks, FAKTR release and post-isometric relaxation to increase range of motion,  inhibit tight muscles and reduce fascial tension.  In addition,  chiropractic adjustment,  manual  trigger point and fascial release  techniques are very effective in restoring balance and normalizing proprioception in patients of any age or fitness level.


:: A Complete Functional Program

The FMS test results and Score is  integrated into a detailed report that merges our suggestions for Corrective Exercise, Functional Treatment and then Functional Training which is tailored to a patients individual needs and goals.   The result is a well rounded program aimed at restoring functional movement, injury prevention and enhanced ability to live life more fully!

We are dedicated to helping you to define and achieve your personal goals.   We take the time to establish a  comprehensive knowledge of how your body moves, and then create treatment and  training programs and strategies that are second to none.

The combination of the Functional Movement Screen and innovative corrective exercise training along with the integrated functional physical medicine approach to muscle imbalance and faulty movement patterns offers the best in Movement Medicine.

Combined with mindful attention to the mind-body connection, the training and treatment at Wellness Springs is potent, effective and life changing.


Call 845-928-2898 to schedule a Functional Movement Screen
or for more information about functional training