Brett Jones, Functional Movement Screening Errors

The FMS has been in use for over 15 years, yet there are still are a few key errors professionals commonly make during movement screening.


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Functional Movement Screen Errors – Mistakes with Movement Screening – FMS Errors

Although the FMS has been in use for over 15 years, yet there are still are a few functional movement screen errors & mis-perceptions professionals commonly make during movement screening. Brett Jones, who’s been working with the FMS since its inception, gives an overview on these errors that are both easy and important to fix.

“In instructing the course to fitness professionals and clinicians, we use terms like ‘dysfunction’ or ‘you failed the screen because you have pain.’ Please understand this sort of language is for us, the fitness professionals or clinicians, in communicating with fellow professionals or in your own head while you’re running a screen. We don’t use that sort of communication when we’re working with clients.” ~Brett Jones


• Professional vs Customer Communication (1:26)
• Setup (4:49)
• Running the Screen (8:02)
• Following the Algorithm (10:11)
• Scoring Criteria (11:23)
• Correcting a Movement Pattern (12:15)
• Correction with Strength (13.47)
• Review of Concepts (15:45)
• Exceptions (18:55)


Brett Jones is the head instructor at StrongFirst, a CSCS and an FMS Advisory Board member who works closely with Functional Movement Systems and StrongFirst presenting at events and preparing course materials. He’s known as a strength guy, with a lot of grip and bodyweight exercise skills. You can learn more at his site at

Who Benefits?

Trainers and coaches who do movement screening


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Duration: 20 minutes; Transcript: 5 pages; Mp3 file size: 29 MBs
This download includes a pdf of the FMS Scoring Criteria, Score Sheet & Verbal Instructions

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