The Effects of Dynamic Warm-up on Functional Movement Screening Scores
Dr. Alfred Simpson
Arts and Sciences
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a tool used to assess movement dysfunction and potential injury risk. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a dynamic warm-up on FMS scores. Subjects will include twenty (10 male, 10 female) recreational athletes from various sports. Using a double-blind experimental study design, subjects will complete four of the seven FMS tests (deep squat, hurdle step, in-line lunge, and rotary stability) two times each. In between the two FMS assessment sessions, subjects will complete a randomly assigned intervention (dynamic warm-up, walking, or sitting). FMS tests are scored on a 4 point scale, 0= pain during the movement, 1= unable to complete the movement pattern, 2= complete movement pattern, but must compensate in some way, and 3= performed correctly without any compensation. Scores will be compared between pre- and post-tests and males and females. Analysis of collected data is ongoing.
Jones, Kyle R., "The Effects of Dynamic Warm-up on Functional Movement Screening Scores" (2017). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 653.
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