Functional Movement Screening

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is the product of an exercise philosophy known as Functional Movement Systems. FMS is based on science, years of research and innovation.

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What is FMS?

FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.

The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.

Exercise professionals monitor the FMS score to track progress and to identify those exercises that will be most effective to restore proper movement and build strength in each individual.

What does it do?

The FMS simplifies the concept of movement and its impact on the body. Its streamlined system has benefits for everyone involved – individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians.

Communication – The FMS utilizes simple language, making it easy for individuals, exercise professionals, and physicians to communicate clearly about progress and treatment.

Evaluation – The screen effortlessly identifies asymmetries and limitations, diminishing the need for extensive testing and analysis.

Standardization – The FMS creates a functional baseline to mark progress and provides a means to measure performance.

Safety – The FMS quickly identifies dangerous movement patterns so that they can be addressed. It also indicates an individual’s readiness to perform exercise so that realistic goals can be set and achieved.

Corrective Strategies – The FMS can be applied at any fitness level, simplifying corrective strategies of a wide array of movement issues. It identifies specific exercises based on individual FMS scores to instantly create customized treatment plans.


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Meet our FMS Certified Trainer

Rhina Gerhauser

Rhina has been a member of the JCC family for over 22 years as a Group Fitness Instructor.  She received a Bachelors in the Sciences from the University of Nevada-Reno and pursued graduate work at the University of Arizona.  She has been in the Health and Wellness industry for almost 30 years.  As Co-Owner of Summit Wellness for five years, three years as Director of Health and Safety Services for  the American Red Cross, and 14 years at Canyon Ranch, Rhina understands that the road to optimal health is not easy, but so worth it!

Rhina has completed 51 marathons. Has qualified for the Boston Marathon 15 times and has ran it five times.  An avid community volunteer, she has been a part of Angel Charities for Children for the past 16 years, has served in the Greater Tucson Leadership Health Care and Education Committees, and has been a Board-member of several agencies dealing with at-risk youth and education.

Rhina’s personal training clients include athletes, celebrities, youth, the weekend warrior as well as folks trying to lose weight in a healthy way. Her background includes working with physicians, nutritionists, behaviorists and other fitness professionals. For the past ten years, Rhina has expanded her knowledge by personal training at a physical therapy clinic gaining more exposure to special needs clients including pre and post rehab, MS, Parkinsons, arthritis, and osteoporis.

Rhina holds certifications by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, Schwinn Cycling, Body Pump, Resist-a-Ball, Above-the Bar, and Functional Movement Screening.

Most recently, Rhina was voted the Top Group Fitness Instructor by Tucsonans in the Arizona Daily Star.

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