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Golden Valley Chiropractor | Golden Valley chiropractic care | MN | FMS/SFMA

Levernier Chiropractic, PA 

8441 Wayzata Blvd Suite 370  Golden Valley, MN 55426

(763) 307-5530



Golden Valley Chiropractor | Golden Valley chiropractic FMS/SFMA |  MN |
Golden Valley Chiropractor | Golden Valley chiropractic FMS/SFMA |  MN |

FMS (Functional Movement Screen)

Proper human movement requires many different systems to work effectively together  in a coordinated fashion. Each joint complex and their respective muscles need to be a coordinated balance between strength, stabilization, balance and flexibility.  The complexities of life interfere with this process. Poor posture, acute injury, previous damage from injury, repetitive movements, and poor diet are a few examples that produce dysfunction in our bodies. When our bodies are in dysfunction, compensation occurs and alters proper movement patterns, which in many cases lead to more potential injuries and pain.

FMS is a standardized screening and evaluation tool. It focuses on seven individual movement tests.  These tests provide us with objective observations of weaknesses, asymmetries, limitations and imbalances of the body. These observations are needed for basic mobility and stability movements, which in turn correspond to athletic movements within their particular sport.

Each individual test has a standardized scoring system.  This system of scoring enables the practitioner to access and evaluate the current state of function and helps determine the course of rehabilitation and corrective strategies to correct the deficits found.

This screen is utilized throughout professional, college and Olympic sports teams.

When abnormal findings and/or pain are identified on the screen, further examination is warranted to get a full representation and diagnosis of the underlying problem.


The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.

This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice.

Golden Valley Chiropractor | FMS/SFMA. Dr. Brian Levernier is a Golden Valley Chiropractor.