Graduate project

A rehabilitation manual of corrective exercises for the Functional Movement Screen™ based on score

The high occurrence of injuries in athletics has led to an increase in popularity of injury predictive tools. However, implementing these tools can create burdens for sports medicine practitioners, including, time, appropriateness, and trustworthiness. The Functional Movement Screen™ (FMS™) is an assessment tool that, in part, addresses these burdens. It contains seven movement patterns that provide a whole-body assessment of functional movement by assigning scores zero to three. By correcting identified dysfunctions, the goal is to reduce the number and severity of injuries in sport; however, developing an individualized corrective exercise program can be a timely task. Therefore, the result of this project is a manual of corrective exercises to improve scores on the FMS™. An extensive literature review process was completed to compile an appropriate list of corrective exercises. To insure the highest quality evidence was used for each exercise, the manual incorporated the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT). The manual is designed so that anyone with FMS™ results can be prescribed exercises to improve dysfunctions identified based on score. Locating FMS™ score for a given movement provides the user with corrective exercises including a thorough description, purpose, target tissue, prescription, video, and SORT reference. Fifty -five exercises were included to correct the nine dysfunctions outlined by the FMS™. A fter a familiarization session with a supervising rehabilitation specialist, all exercises can be performed independently. Implementing this manual, will allow for efficient, individualized prescription of corrective exercises, while still providing quality care for all.

The high occurrence of injuries in athletics has led to an increase in popularity of injury predictive tools. However, implementing these tools can create burdens for sports medicine practitioners, including, time, appropriateness, and trustworthiness. The Functional Movement Screen™ (FMS™) is an assessment tool that, in part, addresses these burdens. It contains seven movement patterns that provide a whole-body assessment of functional movement by assigning scores zero to three. By correcting identified dysfunctions, the goal is to reduce the number and severity of injuries in sport; however, developing an individualized corrective exercise program can be a timely task. Therefore, the result of this project is a manual of corrective exercises to improve scores on the FMS™. An extensive literature review process was completed to compile an appropriate list of corrective exercises. To insure the highest quality evidence was used for each exercise, the manual incorporated the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT). The manual is designed so that anyone with FMS™ results can be prescribed exercises to improve dysfunctions identified based on score. Locating FMS™ score for a given movement provides the user with corrective exercises including a thorough description, purpose, target tissue, prescription, video, and SORT reference. Fifty -five exercises were included to correct the nine dysfunctions outlined by the FMS™. After a familiarization session with a supervising rehabilitation specialist, all exercises can be performed independently. Implementing this manual, will allow for efficient, individualized prescription of corrective exercises, while still providing quality care for all.

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