Build Your Own Functional Movement Screen Kit

Recently built my own Functional Movement Screen kit after looking at buying a kit and feeling the cost was too high for its’ simplicity – plus I’ve seen the plastic version break a few times. Thought I’d share my plans for building the kit:

Step 1. Get a 48″ dowel and 48 inch 2×6 piece of wood


Step 2. Mark of the entire dowel in inches.  Starting 12 inches from one end of the 2×6 mark off every inch (0-36). Be sure to write numbers down both the dowel and the 2×6 for easy measurement during FMS testing.


Step 3. Stand the wood up on its side. Use a drill to drill two holes ~2″ deep. I highly recommend using drill press to ensure the holes are vertical.

Step 4. Place 3/8″ dowel into the holes. Take theraband or rope/string to make the hurdle.


Step 6. Use velcro to hold everything together for easy carriage during traveling and better storage when not in use.


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  One thought on “Build Your Own Functional Movement Screen Kit

  1. October 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Reblogged this on OMT Talk and commented:
    Awesome way to make your own FMS kit for your clinic

  2. November 27, 2014 at 11:57 am

    How long are the 3/8″ dowels and at what height do you place the theraband on those dowels? Are those rubberbands that hold the theraband on the 3/8″ dowel

    • November 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Four foot ling dowel. The height depends on the height of the person you are testing (research FMS testing procedures if you arent familiar). And yes I used rubber bands to hold theraband

  3. July 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Reblogged this on Body Machina.

  4. August 6, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    This is great. Thanks for sharing. You can make this kit for 1/10th the cost of purchasing.

    • August 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      No problem and glad you found it helpful. Thanks for reading and please sign up for the newsletter (click the “squat” or “runners checklist” banners to the right)

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