Should You Screen Kids?
The Functional Movement Screen is an excellent tool for adolescents by capturing movement patterns and the quality of movement. With the screen findings, there is an opportunity to identify the individual's priority pattern, giving direction to our exercise prescription.
Exercise is an opportunity to improve movement, but first we need to know which exercises would be the most important. Working on strength and flexibility in isolation does not make movement better. Screening removes guessing from the table and provides direction to the best choices for that person. With kids, it is important to monitor developmental changes and prepare them for success as they move into higher level exercises and athletics.
Listen in as FMS Co-founder, Gray Cook, shares his perspective screening and having a positive effect on the adolescent population.