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Functional Movement Screen

Evaluation of Movement Patterns

At Specht Physical Therapy, your physical therapist will typically perform and Functional Movement Screen before releasing you back to your normal sport or exercise activities. Based on your Functional Movement Screen score, you may be prescribed corrective exercises to further enhance your readiness for a full resumption of athletic activity.

The Functional Movement Screen is a powerful screening tool used to evaluate movement pattern quality in athletes and clients with no current pain or injury. The screen is comprised of seven fundamental movement patterns that place an individual in extreme positions where weakness and imbalances become noticeable. Recent research indicates that a low Functional Movement Screen score is related to impaired athletic performance increased risk of injury.


It provides valuable injury-risk information.

It identifies limitations, imbalances and dysfunction.

Improves athletic efficiency, durability and performance.

“I would like to take this opportunity to make known my utmost satisfaction with the professional help and care of Mr. Gregory Specht and his staff in my recovery process after surgery for spinal stenosis. Every exercise to be performed was fully explained to me as to what and why it was being prescribed and what results I could expect. I would not hesitate to recommend Specht Physical Therapy to anyone.”

-Norm L.

We Keep you Moving… for Life.

If you’re interested in our Functional Movement Screen, contact us today!