Relationship between Functional Movement Screen Whit Risk Factors and Its Ability to Predict Sport Injuries

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Sport Sciences, School of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Science and Sport, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran


The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and risk factors and ability to predict injuries in male and female athletes.
Fifty-five students of physical education and sport sciences (32 male, 23 female, age=19.22 ± 0.91 yrs. height = 170.05 ± 8.56 cm) were objectively selected to participate in this research. To evaluate the quality of the movements FMS was used. To evaluate injury risk factors some standard tests such as; medicine ball throw, agility t-test, vertical jump, Y balance, 45-m sprint and V-sit flexibility tests were used. Pearson correlation and logistic regression were used for data analysis (p≤0.05).
Logistic regression indicated that students with FMS scores≤14, 4.12 time higher than the other students (FMS>14) supposed to lower extremities injuries (p=0.012). Pearson correlations showed that FMS had significantly negative correlation whit agility and sprint (p< 0.05). Also, FMS had significantly positive correlation whit vertical jump, Y balance and V-sit flexibility (p< 0.05). But, FMS did not have significant correlation whit medicine ball throw (p>0.05). According to FMS scores, 67% of the subjects were supposed to increase risk of injury.
Therefore, the FMS test can be used as a predictor of lower body sport injuries. It is also a suitable tool to assess athletic physical performance, before and after participating in sports.


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