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Functional Movement Screen - Level 1

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FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.

These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic loco motor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.

The core focus of the movement screen is to emphasize movement quality over quantity, and to identify any movement deficiencies or limitations. Since the body is complex in nature and operates as a system, it is necessary to address movement patterns as a whole, rather than evaluating isolated joint measurements when trying to determine inefficiencies. The movement screen is an applicable tool that should be used when determining an appropriate exercise program for any individual.



At the heart of the system are the Functional Movement Screen score and the movement patterns, which are directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.The following patterns will be screened:
1. Deep Squat
2. Hurdle Step
3. Inline Lunge
4. Shoulder Mobility
5. Active Straight-Leg Raise
6. Trunk Stability Push-Up
7. Rotary Stability

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.

Learning objectives:

  • Describing key principles to support the importance of movement screens.
  • Explaining the role of mobility, motor control, and functional patterns in fundamental movement.
  • Using the Functional Movement Screen instructions and procedures.
  • Distinguishing between correct screening techniques and common mistakes.
  • Applying the scoring criteria for consistent and reliable screen results.
  • Developing exercise selection and programs using the FMS.
  • Explaining the purpose and application of corrective exercise.

Benefits of The FMS and Exercise Strategies:

  • Improves functional and athletic performance
  • Helps to reduce the potential for training and sports injuries
  • Provides a simple grading system to assess athlete/client movement
  • Can be easily utilized in both the athletic/sports medicine and general fitness professionals
  • Identifies physical imbalances or weaknesses
  • Rehabilitates imbalances and strengthens weaknesses with simple corrective exercises
  • Allow trainers to better individualize training programs for greater athlete/client results
  • Teaches the trainer and athlete/client to Identify the difference between movement quality and movement quantity.
  • Allows athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialist, personal trainers and physical therapists to identify current injury trends and stats as they relate to the prevention of non-contact injuries.
  • Allows trainers to Identify potential cause and effect relationships of mirco-trauma as well chronic injuries in relation to movement asymmetries.

Website Functional Movement Systems:


Location of the course: HumanMotion BV

Klaaskampen 19C
1251KN Laren


Recommendations to stay during the course:



Less than 300 meters from our office we have a nice Bed&Breakfast called: Het Hof van Laren.
For more information go to: 

Hotel de Witte Bergen in Eemnes is for some courses HumanMotion does in the Netherlands; it is 5 minutes away (by car) from our office.

Amsterdam, is only 35 kilometres from the hotel. Amersfoort and Utrecht are only 20 kilometres away. The airport is 48 kilometers from the hotel.


From the Airport / Amsterdam city center.
We advise to travel by train from Schiphol airport to Hilversum and get a taxi from the trainstation Hilversum to Klaaskampen 19C. Total cost would be around: (1 way) € 10,00 for the train from Schiphol to Hilversum and approximately € 22,50 for the taxi from train station Hilversum to our location (all prices are estimated prices)

the phone number to make a taxi reservation is: +31 35 531 8080 (taxi Eemnes) Mostly there are also taxi’s on the station as well you can ask them for their rates.

You can by your train ticket at the train stations


You will receive a discount on the products below when you order them along with this course, Prices are incl. VAT

Y balance testkit € 315,00 € 279,99
Book Movement from Gray Cook € 63,00 € 55,00
Secrets of the Hip and Knee DVD € 36,24 € 68,49
Secrets of the Shoulder DVD € 75,00 € 68,49
Secrets of Core Training DVD: The Backside € 60,50 € 51,36
Secrets of Primitive Patterns DVD € 75,00 € 68,49
Gray Cook Band € 43,50 € 35,01
FMS Test Kit € 185,00 € 175,00
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Stuart Elwell

Since graduating from Coventry University, Stuart has developed a clinical focus on injury prevention and screening. In his previous role as a First Team Physiotherapist with West Bromwich Albion F ... 

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Since graduating from Coventry University, Stuart has developed a clinical focus on injury prevention and screening. In his previous role as a First Team Physiotherapist with West Bromwich Albion Football Club, Stuart was part of a leading sports medicine department, priding themselves on player availability and career longevity. 

Price€ 549,00
Including syllabus. A small lunch is served.
Reception Date(s)05-10-2018 at 08:30
06-10-2018 at 08:00
Start time(s)05-10-2018 at 09:00
06-10-2018 at 08:30
Ending time(s)05-10-2018 at 17:00
06-10-2018 at 15:30
LocationLaren (Nh)
Speaker(s)Stuart Elwell
ReviewOnline certification
DidactLecture and Practical (ensure comfortable clothing / sportswear)
Terms and conditionsTerms and conditions
LeadJ. Smeenge
Contact Hours13
Min-max participants20-60
Accreditation11 punten voor algemeen-/sportfysiotherapeut, 1.2 CEU's
Duration1 day(s)