I am interested in completing a movement screen cert. Does anyone have any experience with either FMS or 3D Maps?
It seems that the FMS is more popular. One thing I am not sure of do you need to purchase the FMS kits once completed. I presume you do have to you can conduct screenings using the FMS principles. Seems a bit expensive at $500 for the kit. Perhaps 3D Maps is more practical as the screening needs no extra equipment
Any help appreciated.
I have found the FMS useful as it is slightly more “practical” since the education component breaks down core movement principles. As far as the cost of the kit, I have never seen one go for $500 (unless it was the wooden kit). You should check out Perform Better to purchase the kit, usually around $250 dollars or if attending one of their conferences you can pick up a kit they use for teaching for less $100.
Are you already working somewhere that uses a system? Perhaps you can go in on an FMS kit with several fellow trainers or ask for one in the training equipment budget (one can always dream).
I haven’t used 3D Maps so I don’t know anything about it. The best tool, in my opinion, is the one that you will use, frequently and consistently. You will get good results with any tool if you know how to use it consistently, interpret the results, and derive related programming. In my opinion, it’s like asking whether a barbell or a dumbell is better; both, when properly used, will give results. There are pros and cons to both, but one isn’t inherently “better.”
Popularity is less relevant to me personally.
But I like the idea of not having to buy equipment…