Tiffany DeLoatch, DPT is a physical therapist at Martinsville Physical Therapist & Industrial Rehab and Danville Orthopedic & Athletic Rehab. She has recently earned certification as a provider of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS).
Put simply, the 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.
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As an athlete and a physical therapist, the FMS was of great interest to Tiffany. When appropriate, Tiffany utilizes the FMS with her physical therapy patients to help identify asymmetries in order to improve function. She is also available to provide the FMS with sports teams or in industrial settings.
Although it was originally developed with athletes in mind, the FMS may be a valuable tool to any individual interested in improving his or her functional performance – on the field, at home, or at work. To schedule an FMS for yourself or your organization, contact Tiffany DeLoatch, DPT Martinsville Physical Therapy & Industrial Rehab at (276) 638.4809.