Dynamic Movement Screening


The primary aim of this course is to equip health and exercise professionals with the skills, knowledge and a “framework” to assess a client or athletes movement foundation. The Physical Solutions Dynamic Movement Screening course has been presented to rehab, performance and coaching professionals for over a decade now. It is adaptable and practical, applicable to all ages and levels of ability, and requires no specialist equipment or prior certification. This is not about arbitrary scoring systems or making sweeping “predictions” about a clients physical capability or future injury risk… but it is about observing and discussing the movement “basics” from a qualitative perspective. Then using this information to assist in an individuals exercise programming, rehab strategy and injury management. 

This is a practical based course and will include:

  • Practical evaluation of simple movement patterns in relation to injury management and performance enhancement
  • Positioning where movement observation sits within client assessment
  • Understanding and assessing Primal Movement patterns
  • Recognition of common postural and movement pattern dysfunctions
  • Techniques for observing a client/athlete “in motion”
  • Using a movement task as a re-evaluation tool during training/rehab
  • Making the link between assessment and intervention… rehab or performance
  • This is a “learn by doing” course rotating between audio-visual presentation and practical work. Course participants are encouraged to investigate their own movement foundation!
  • A comprehensive manual and copies of the Physical Solutions Dynamic Movement Screening System are included

Presented as a one day course.

Our DMS course is often presented in conjunction with our Functional Training course to provide more in depth assessment, solution and progression knowledge.

Tutor Quote

“Muscle length, ROM and traditional orthopaedic examinations will always have their place in clinical and performance assessment. However, as the body expresses it’s functional physical capability primarily in terms of movement, then it makes sense to assess it’s function on these terms as well. Avoid predictions and assumptions, stay open minded about variation, and stick to the basics, but don’t leave movement observation behind.”

Bob Wood

balance reach screening testing
overhead lunge screening test