Movement Screening

Key Reading

Beckham, S.G., Harper, M. (2010) Functional Training Fad or Here to Stay? ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal Vol. 14, No. 6, 24-30 [full text]


Brandon, R. (2016) Screening methods for the strength and conditioning practitioner. In Jeffreys, I and Moody,J. Sterngth and Conditioning for Sports Performance. London: Routledge: 216-229

Butler, R., Plisky, P., Southers, C., Scoma, C., Kiesel, K.B. (2010) Biomechanical analysis of the different classifications of the Functional Movement Screen deep squat test Sports Biomechanics Vol. 9, Issue 4, 270-279 DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2010.539623 [full text]


Cook, G., Burton, L., Hogenbloom, B. (2006) Pre-Participation Screening: The Use of Fundamental Movements as an Assessment of Function – Part 1 N Am J Sports Phys Ther. Vol. 1, No.2, 62–72 [full text][pdf]


Cook, G., Burton, L., Hogenbloom, B. (2006) Pre-Participation Screening: The Use of Fundamental Movements as an Assessment of Function – Part 2 N Am J Sports Phys Ther. Vol. 1, No.3, 132-139 [full text][pdf]


Cook, G., (2010) Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, and Corrective Strategies. Chichester, Lotus Publishing [companion website][amazon]

Frohm, A., Heijne, A., Kowalski, J., Svensson, P., Myklebust, G. (2011)  A nine-test screening battery for athletes: a reliability study Scand J Med Sci Sports doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2010.01267.x [full text]


Frost, D. M., Beach, T. A. C., Callaghan J. A, & McGill, S. M. (2012). Using the Functional Movement Screen to Evaluate the Effectiveness Of Training. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 26(6), 1620-1630. [abstract]


Ingraham, P (2011) The Functional Movement Screen [online] Available at:


Kiesel, K.,Plisky, P., Butler, R.(2009) Functional movement test scores improve following a standardized off-season intervention program in professional football players Scand J Med Sci Sports doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.01038.x [full text]


Kiesel, K., Plisky, P. and Voight, M.L. (2007) Can Serious Injury in Professional Football Be Predicted by a Preseason Functional Movement Screen? N Am J Sports Phys Ther. Vol. 2, No.3, 147–158 [full text][pdf]


Minick, K.I., Kiesel, K.B., Burton, L., Taylor, A., Plisky, P., and Butler, R.J. (2010) Interrater reliability of the Functional Movement Screen. J Strength Cond Res 24(2): 479–486 [full text]

Okada, T., Huxel, K.C., and Nesser, T.W. (2011) Relationship between core stability, functional movement, and performance. J Strength Cond Res Vol. 25, No.1, 252–261[full text]


Schneiders, A.G.  Davidsson, A., Hörman, E., Sullivan, S.J. (2011)

Functional Movement Screen Normative Values In A Young, Active Population The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Vol. 6, No.2, 75 [full text]

Teyhen, D. S., Shaffer, S. W., Lorenson, C. L., Halfpap, J. P., Donofry, D. F., Walker, M. J., ... & Childs, J. D. (2012). The functional movement screen: a reliability study. journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy42(6), 530-540.[full text]
Further Resources
Links to Resources from Cook (2010)