There is no relationship between the functional movement screening score and sport Injuries in students
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Paper ID : 1082-11THCONF
1Teacher of Physical Education Ministry of Education
2Assistant Professor Institute of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
3Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, Sports Medicine Research Center, Sport Sciences Research Institute, Tehran, Iran.
Introduction: The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a pre-participation screening tool designed to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the functional movement screening scores and sport Injuries in students.
Methodology: It is a retrospective epidemiological study. A total of 143 high school students 12 to 14 years old (height 166.02± 9.836 cm, weight 60.732 ±16.913 kg) participated in the study. Functional movements screening tests including Deep Squat, Hurdle Step, In-Line Lunge, Shoulder Mobility, Active Strait Leg Raise, Trunk Stability Push Up, Rotary Stability were used to assess the participants. The number of Sport injuries of the last year were recorded through interviews with participants. The normality of the data was approved by Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. So the Pearson's correlation coefficient was applied to determine the relationship between the functional movement screening scores and the number of injuries in students at the significance level of 0.05.
Results: According to the Pearson's correlation coefficient analysis, there was no significant relationship between the functional movement screening scores and the number of sport injuries in students (r = 0.113, n=143, p = 0.180).
Discussion: Although functional movement screening tests helps identify muscle asymmetries, tightness, weakness and other risk factors for injury by examining the mobility and stability of the hips, core, shoulders, knees, spine and ankle, it remains unclear as a screening test to predict sport injuries in younger participants and needs more research.