Book In For Your Functional Movement Screen (FMS) @ Principle Four Osteopathy

Functional Movement Screening (FMS)










A Functional Movement Screen (FMS) involves our Osteopath taking you through the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) developed by Physiotherapist Gray Cook and a number of other tests to assess your balance, stability, movement, strength and endurance and identify imbalances, weaknesses, asymmetries and movement restrictions in the body.


Who would benefit from a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Consultation?

  • Individuals with chronic musculoskeletal complaints i.e. overuse injuries, tendinopathies, recurrent strains and sprains.
  • Individuals wanting a tailored exercise program to improve movement, wellbeing and performance.
  • Individuals playing a specific sport and looking to improve performance and movement.


What Will Having A Functional Movement Screen Involve?

  • The osteopath will take a short case history to gain some insight into your current lifestyle and musculoskeletal health.
  • The osteopath will ask you to identify some goals as to what you would like to achieve following the functional movement screen.
  • The osteopath may take you through a series of orthopaedic tests to ensure that it is safe to conduct a functional movements screen
  • The osteopath will take you through series of tests to assess your balance, stability and mobility.
  • The osteopath will discuss with you your strengths, weaknesses and areas of restriction relating to the functional movement screen.
  • The osteopath will devise an exercise program for you that will address any stability, mobility or balance issues identified from the functional movement screen.
  • The functional movement screen takes 45-60 minutes.
  • Please make sure you bring along a change of shorts, tshirt, singlet and runners for the functional movement screen.


A More In Depth Look At What Is Involved In A Functional Movement Screen

  • Case history
  • Postural assessment
  • Gait assessment
  • Balance & Proprioception excursion tests
  • Functional movement screen (FMS as created by Gray Cook)
  • Movement assessment of Squat, Lunge, Step Up/Down, Push & Pull movement
  • Osteopathic and Orthopedic assessment


Osteopath Heath Williams is available at the Melbourne City CBD and Melbourne Docklands Clinics for clients wishing to undertake a Functional Movement Screen.

Book an appointment online below or simply call 03 9670 9290.


Principle Four Osteopathy Clinics

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

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