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PhD of Exercise Pathology and Corrective Exercises, Physical Education and Sport Sciences Faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Functional movement screening (FMS) is a tool that could be used to determine the individual's potential for developing musculoskeletal abnormalities and sports injuries. FMS tests include seven functional movement tests that evaluate the trunk, power and central stability, neuromuscular coordination, and motor as well as flexibility asymmetries. The present study aimed at determining the functional movement screening scores in 15-17 year-old male students in Lorestan province.
Materials and Methods: The research method was based on the nature and method of collecting cross-sectional and purposeful data. For this purpose, 370 male students were evaluated by performing 7 FMS tests.
Results: The mean composite FMS score was 15.16 ± 1.79, 16.15 ± 1.91, and 16.17 ± 1.75 in 15, 16 and 17-year-old students. It could be stated that the FMS score in this statistical population is better than the related studies in this age group. Moreover, the test pattern separately showed that 80% of the population lacked sufficient stability in the central region of the trunk.
Conclusion: In many sports activities, movements of the upper and lower extremities require sufficient stability in the central region. If there is no stability in this region, energy transfer does not occur properly. This age group is close to commence official sports competition. Furthermore, the clinical efficiency of FMS has been limited by the lack of score index in Iran. Hence, sports medicine experts and sports team instructors can use the values of the norm scores to identify the people who are exposed to the risk of physical abnormality and injury at different ages. Moreover, they can use them to schedule fitness and corrective exercises.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: پزشکی اجتماعی
Received: 2019/05/30 | Accepted: 2020/06/6 | Published: 2020/06/6