Presentation Title

In College Lacrosse Athletes Are Injuries Predicted by Functional Movement Screen Scores?

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

School

School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Discipline

Athletic Training

Mentor

Wanda Swiger, Melanie Adams

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the predictability of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) for injury. FMS is a series of 7 tests used to identify limitations or asymmetries of the body. Previous research has shown mixed results with most studies investigating basketball or football participants at the collegiate level, but consistent in the literature is a lower FMS score is indicative of future injury. Using Division III Men and Women’s Lacrosse teams at Keene State College, FMS scores will be collected to determine if there is a significant relationship between FMS and lower extremity injury. We hypothesize that athletes with lower scores have a significantly increased incidence of injury compared to those who have a higher score. Using the results of the study, athletic preseason FMS screenings may prove to be a useful tool to identify at risk athletes.

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Apr 12th, 10:00 AM

In College Lacrosse Athletes Are Injuries Predicted by Functional Movement Screen Scores?

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the predictability of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) for injury. FMS is a series of 7 tests used to identify limitations or asymmetries of the body. Previous research has shown mixed results with most studies investigating basketball or football participants at the collegiate level, but consistent in the literature is a lower FMS score is indicative of future injury. Using Division III Men and Women’s Lacrosse teams at Keene State College, FMS scores will be collected to determine if there is a significant relationship between FMS and lower extremity injury. We hypothesize that athletes with lower scores have a significantly increased incidence of injury compared to those who have a higher score. Using the results of the study, athletic preseason FMS screenings may prove to be a useful tool to identify at risk athletes.