• 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
& Bruce, S.
(2017). Assessment of Functional Movement Screening™ by Assessors of Three Different Skill Levels. .