The Functional Movement Screen and Active Older Clients

by: Joshua S. Lovato, MS and Len Kravitz, PhD

Research

By identifying asymmetries, this assessment can help older exercisers avoid falls and lead healthier, more active lives.

Study reviewed: Mitchell, U.H., et al. 2016. Performance on the Functional Movement Screen in older active adults. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 5 (1), 119–25.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 14, Issue 9

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About the Authors

Joshua S. Lovato, MS

Joshua S. Lovato, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he recently won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len was also honored as the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise.