You may have noticed the Midgets doing something different during practice.  The Bantams and Youth/Intermediate teams will be doing it on Wednesday, with the Gremlins to be scheduled a bit later.   It’s called the Functional Movement Screen.

[su_highlight background=”#e93c00″]What is the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)?[/su_highlight]

The Functional Movement Screen is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in basic movement patterns that are essential for quality movement/performance on or off the field in individuals with no current complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.

By utilizing the FMS, we are able to discover and quantify an athlete’s imbalance and also gauge their progress with corrective exercises and proper programming.

The Functional Movement Screen has become not only fundamental but also paramount in working with all levels of athletes.  It allows coaches, trainers, chiropractors, and physical therapists the ability to work together to provide not only individualized training plans, but also individualized care as well for all of our athletes/clients.

* Dr. Romeo Dimaano, D.C. is the Owner/Clinic Director of Active Spine & Sports Care in Camarillo, California.  Specializing in manual therapy (Active Release Therapy) and functional movement/rehabilitation, he has become a great resource to endurance athletes and groups in Ventura County (Ventura Tigres, Vendurance Sports, Rincon Triathlon Club, Mile 26, RoadRunner Sports, etc.)

For more information on Dr. Romeo Dimaano or the FMS, please call his office at 805–384–0101 or visit