Strength and Conditioning Review is an online encyclopedia of strength training, athletic development, physique enhancement, and biomechanics, all based on the latest sports science. They have completed a great review evaluating the available evidence on the Functional Movement Screen. You can read the review at http://www.strengthandconditioningresearch.com/functional-movement-screen-fms/.
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) along with the Y-Balance are used in programmes that predict the risk for injury, for example Move2Perform. Based on the algorithm, patients are categorized according to risk level (normal, slight increased risk, moderate increased risk, and substantially increased risk).
In this case, the components used are:
- Previous Injury
- Y-Balance Test Composite Score based on Gender, Sport and Competition Level
- Y-Balance Test Asymmetry
- Functional Movement Screen Total Score (Scoring Criteria can be found here)
- Functional Movement Screen Asymmetry
- Pain with Testing
For more information on the FMS, take a glance at:
Alemany JA, Bushman TT, Grier T, Anderson KM, Canham-Chervak M, North WJ, & Jones BH. Functional Movement Screen: Pain versus composite score and injury risk. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2017; 20, Supp 4: S40-S44. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.08.001.
Moran RW, Schneiders AG, Major KM, Sullivan SJ. How reliable are Functional Movement Screening scores? A systematic review of rater reliability. Br J Sports Med. 2016; 50(9):527-36. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094913.
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