Why You Need a Functional Movement Assessment

A functional movement assessment is part of a complete care plan for any patient that wants to move pain free in their athletic or every day lives.

Everyone Can Benefit From a Functional Movement Assessment

Athletes train during the offseason. Physicians serve their patients who have suffered an injury or are recovering from a surgery or an illness that has limited their movements. A functional movement assessment is a clinical procedure that examines how a patient moves. It judges how well the body responds to common movements and evaluates abnormal movements for risk of injury. Through these assessments, a practitioner can calculate a value based on a number of factors. What are the goals of a functional movement assessment?

  • Identify patients with non painful but limited movement patterns
  • Demonstrate movement patterns that produce pain within an expected range of motion
  • Assess risk of injury
  • Identify exercises or movements to avoid until movement patterns improve
  • Identify training methods to improve range of motion

Movement assessments aren’t solely for athletes or people recovering from injury, the truth is that anyone, in any walk of life, can benefit from the health insights gained from a functional movement assessment powered by the Kinetisense system. A screening can be used by members of the military, first responders, industrial laborers, truck drivers, or any other active occupation.


When preparing for a season, a functional movement assessment can show an athlete not only their weaknesses that need to be addressed through training, but their strengths. Athletic development is all about growth, and functional movement assessments are key to monitoring that growth and guiding it so the athlete can achieve their goals. Kinetisense provides a baseline that athletes can use to adjust their training and focus on strengthening movements that can lead to injury. While a functional movement assessment doesn’t provide a total picture, it is a critical tool for all practitioners.

Patients Making Return to Activity Decisions

The greatest risk of an injury is a history of a previous injury. One of the most difficult decisions a practitioner has to make is whether an athlete is ready to participate in sports and safely return to normal activities. Many of these decisions are made through subjective observations which rely on the practitioners understanding of the injury and their experience with athletes who have suffered similar injuries. Kinetisense quantifies movement so practitioners making these decisions have objective evidence to back them up.

Patients Who Are Coping With Age-Related Issues

As a person ages, they become more limited with their movements. Kinetisense will quantify these movements so practitioners can focus on alleviating pain and loss of functionality for aging patients.

Everyone Else

An individual with impaired movements will find difficulty in all activities, even the most mundane daily living and work tasks. Movements built on dysfunctional base movements can only get worse unless a patient undergoes a functional movement assessment. Kinetisense can detect even small anomalies in movement patterns so people working physically strenuous occupations can develop exercises to help them in their day-to-day responsibilities.

Pain-free, functional movement is always the overall goal, whether the patient is an athlete looking for an edge in training or an ordinary person wanting to do simple tasks easily

The Essential Ingredient To a Functional Movement Assessment is Kinetisense

Pain-free functional movement is important to proper work performance, athletic success, healthy aging, and participation in the activities of daily living. An essential tool that practitioners can use to enhance their assessments is Kinetisense.

With Kinetisense, practitioners no longer have to rely on subjective evidence to make a proper assessment. Our technology measures movements from three planes.

Patients and clients want to see the changes that occur over the course of movement rehab or performance-enhancement training. The Kinetisense technology can be leveraged to earn new clients in a variety of ways, whether that’s assessing the community and bringing more new patients and clients to your facility or by adding new billables by incorporating 3D motion analysis to your protocols.

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