The effects of functional fatigue on Functional Movement Screen scores in female volleyball players
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1Ms Student of Sport injuries and Corrective exercise, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
2Department of physical education and sport sciences, university of guilan, rasht, iran
Introduction: Abnormal movement patterns are factors lead to injuries. Identify and correcting these abnormal movement patterns in sports activities are important for reducing the risk of injury. Recently, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) have been recognized as a reliable screen test, and Studies have shown that athletes with a test score of less than 14 are more likely to be injured. Furthermore, fatigue is an important variable to the introduction of abnormal movement patterns and injuries. Therefore the purpose of this study was to study the effects of functional fatigue on functional movement screen scores in female Volleyball players.
Methodology: The population of this semi-experimental study included all female Volleyball players of Mazandaran. The sample included 30 active Volleyball players (age: 17.90±1.21 years, height: 167.80±3.74 cm, weight: 64.47±1.21 kg, BMI: 22.87±2.08 kg/m2) with a minimum of 3 years of continuous exercise that selected through available sampling. The scale of perceived exertion (REP) was used to estimate the fatigue and Functional Movement Screen test included: Deep Squat, Hurdle Step, Inline Lunge, Shoulder Mobility, Active Straight Leg Raise, Trunk Stability Pushup and Rotary Stability were evaluated before and after the Susco Functional Fatigue protocol. Data analysis was done using dependent t-test and Wilcoxon test, and (P≤0.05) was considered as significant level.
Results: The results showed that performing a session of Susco Functional Fatigue significantly reduced the scores of Deep Squat (P=0.008), Hurdle Step (P=0.005), Inline Lunge (P=0.012), Trunk Stability Pushup (P=0.001) and total FMS scores (P=0.001) in female Volleyball players, and there was no significantly difference in Shoulder Mobility (P=0.366), Active Straight Leg Raise (P=0.705) and Rotary Stability (P=0.705).
Discussion: According to significantly reduction of the FMS scores due to the Functional Fatigue in this study, it is suggested to correct abnormal movement patterns during exercises and emphasis on do correct movements at the end of the training and athlete's fatigue time in order to improve the performance and reduce the injury risk in athletes.