FMS, what is it and can we use it? Developed by Gray Cook and Lee Burton, a PT and athletic trainer respectively, this tool was developed as a screening for athletes to screen for movement patterns that will lead to injury. It consists of some high level activity, although not quite as challenging as HiMAT. I would consider this an activity measure per ICF domain.
Normative values have been published for people aged 18-40 and can be found here. Scores averaged 15.7 out of 21, and gives a realm for expectation for performing these skills. Here is a link to a video on recent research on this tool. Here are the items, here is more description on how to perform each test, and here is score sheet.
How would I use it as a school based PT? For a student with independent mobility, where I am trying to quantify functional movement and/or identify movement dysfunction I think this tool can have some value.
1. If items were identified that were a part of your treatment plan, the score sheet could be used as a rubric and outcomes measure.
2. I would work closely with my PE teacher to collaborate on strategies that are a part of PE curriculum.
3. Basis for home programming.
If you use it let me know how it went, I would be curious to know.