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Brittany R. Crosby, Justin M. Stanek, Daniel J. Dodd and Rebecca L. Begalle

Key Points ▸ Movement screens are commonly used in athletic populations. ▸ Footwear has previously been shown to affect an individual’s stability. ▸ Footwear has no effect on Functional Movement Screen ® scores. A popular screening method used throughout sports medicine, specific to analysis of

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Mahsa Jafari, Vahid Zolaktaf and Gholamali Ghasemi

physical dysfunctions exposing people to injury. Second, you need an effective program to train them to overcome such dysfunctions. To achieve these objectives, it is recommended to use functional movement screen (FMS). 4 It determines the mobility and stability deficits, caused by asymmetry and

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Alex T. Strauss, Austin J. Parr, Daniel J. Desmond, Ashmel T. Vargas and Russell T. Baker

screens in physically active populations. 9 – 12 The Functional Movement Screen (FMS ™ ) is a screening system designed to assess stability and mobility within full-body movements while identifying movement asymmetries and evaluating overall movement quality. 8 , 13 The FMS ™ may be used as a general

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Constantine P. Nicolozakes, Daniel K. Schneider, Benjamin D. Roewer, James R. Borchers and Timothy E. Hewett

accurately predict football-related injuries are an important step toward identifying factors that may reduce injury risk. The functional movement screen (FMS™) is a screening method that was developed to identify movement asymmetries and deficiencies using fundamental exercises to assess the whole

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Kanako Shimoura, Yasuaki Nakayama, Yuto Tashiro, Takayuki Hotta, Yusuke Suzuki, Seishiro Tasaka, Tomofumi Matsushita, Keisuke Matsubara, Mirei Kawagoe, Takuya Sonoda, Yuki Yokota and Tomoki Aoyama

and single-leg hop 10 or static balance. 11 However, a comprehensive assessment is needed for basketball due to the variety of injuries and risk factors. In the present study, we used the functional movement screen (FMS), 12 , 13 which comprehensively assesses movement dysfunction and is used to

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Umut Ziya Kocak and Bayram Unver

-based tests have been described to identify deficiencies in neuromuscular skills associated with increased injury risk. 13 – 21 These include the functional movement screen (FMS), Y-balance test, core stabilization tests, 9-test battery, and landing error scoring system. The FMS may be the most frequently

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Marissa J. Basar, Justin M. Stanek, Daniel D. Dodd and Rebecca L. Begalle

Regulation 670-1; this included: (1) black, moisture-wicking running trunks; (2) gray, short sleeve Improved Physical Fitness Uniform T-shirt; (3) commercial running shoes; (4) calf-length or ankle-length, plain white or black socks with no logos; and (5) reflective belt. 32 Functional Movement Screen The 7

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Eric P. Scibek, Matthew F. Moran and Susan L. Edmond

The functional movement screen (FMS) is a screening tool that consists of 7 tests developed to identify physically active individuals that may be at risk for sustaining musculoskeletal injury. 1 – 3 These tests are meant to assess fundamental movement patterns 2 that require a combination of

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Lisa M. Stobierski, Shirleeah D. Fayson, Lindsay M. Minthorn, Tamara C. Valovich McLeod and Cailee E. Welch

Clinical Scenario:

Injuries are inevitable in the physically active population. As a part of preventive medicine, health care professionals often seek clinical tools that can be used in real time to identify factors that may predispose individuals to these injuries. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS), a clinical tool consisting of 7 individual tasks, has been reported as useful in identifying individuals in various populations that may be susceptible to musculoskeletal injuries. If factors that may predispose physically active individuals to injury could be identified before participation, clinicians may be able to develop a training plan based on FMS scores, which could potentially decrease the likelihood of injury and overall time missed from physical activities. However, in order for a screening tool to be used clinically, it must demonstrate acceptable reliability.

Focused Clinical Question:

Are clinicians reliable at scoring the FMS, in real time, to assess movement patterns of physically active individuals?

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Lindsay M. Minthorn, Shirleeah D. Fayson, Lisa M. Stobierski, Cailee E. Welch and Barton E. Anderson

Clinical Scenario:

Appropriate movement patterns during sports and physical activities are important for both athletic performance and injury prevention. The assessment of movement dysfunction can assist clinicians in implementing appropriate rehabilitation programs after injury, as well as developing injury-prevention plans. No gold standard test exists for the evaluation of movement capacity; however, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) has been recommended as a tool to screen for movement-pattern limitations and side-to-side movement asymmetries. Limited research has suggested that movement limitations and asymmetries may be linked to increased risk for injury. While this line of research is continuing to evolve, the use of the FMS to measure movement capacity and the development of intervention programs to improve movement patterns has become popular. Recently, additional research examining changes in movement patterns after standardized intervention programs has emerged.

Clinical Question:

Does an individualized training program improve movement patterns in adults who participate in high-intensity activities?