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• The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a series of 7 physical tests

• FMS screens fundamental movement patterns that require mobility, stability, and motor control

• FMS is comprised of deep squat (DS), hurdle step (HS), in-line lunge (IL), shoulder mobility (ShM), active straight leg raise (ASLR), trunk stability push-up (TSP), and rotary stability (RS) (Figures 1-4)

• Sports medicine clinicians use FMS to assess for dysfunctional movement patterns

• FMS is not intended to be a diagnostic tool

• The inter-rater reliability for FMS has values ranging from 0.37 to .95

• The intra-rater reliability for FMS has values ranging from 0.76 to 0.98

• FMS was designed as a means of filling the void between pre-participation screenings and performance tests

• A lack of uniform definitions for varying skill levels of FMS raters creates difficulty in the interpretation of the studies

• The purpose of this study was to examine the intra- and inter-rater reliability on the FMS by novice, intermediate, & expert level raters