The Effects of Dynamic Warm-up on Functional Movement Screening Scores

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Alfred Simpson


Arts and Sciences



Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 2017


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.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Kyle Jones is an exercise science major from Debary, FL. After graduation, Kyle will be attending Florida State University to earn a master's degree in exercise physiology. After that, he hopes to pursue a career in physical therapy.

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