Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Health, Human Performance and Athletics

Description

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) aims to expose movement limitations and asymmetries by screening an individual on seven different fundamental movement patterns. Limited research has been conducted using individual FMS test scores comparatively to composite scores. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a corrective exercise program on improving individual FMS scores for a collegiate basketball team. Thirteen healthy, male student athletes from an NCAA Division III men’s basketball team performed all seven FMS movements. The team was randomly divided into control and treatment groups. The control group followed their typical pre-practice dynamic warm-up four days per week for four weeks, while the treatment group performed a specific warm-up geared towards improving FMS for four days per week for four weeks. The athletes performed the complete FMS following the completion of the training program. The specific corrective exercise training program did not significantly change FMS movements.

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May 17th, 1:00 PM May 17th, 2:30 PM

Use of the Functional Movement Screening in Division III Collegiate Athletics

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) aims to expose movement limitations and asymmetries by screening an individual on seven different fundamental movement patterns. Limited research has been conducted using individual FMS test scores comparatively to composite scores. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a corrective exercise program on improving individual FMS scores for a collegiate basketball team. Thirteen healthy, male student athletes from an NCAA Division III men’s basketball team performed all seven FMS movements. The team was randomly divided into control and treatment groups. The control group followed their typical pre-practice dynamic warm-up four days per week for four weeks, while the treatment group performed a specific warm-up geared towards improving FMS for four days per week for four weeks. The athletes performed the complete FMS following the completion of the training program. The specific corrective exercise training program did not significantly change FMS movements.