Summary of a systematic review investigating how strong is an association between Functional Movement Screen composite scores with subsequent injury in athletes.
Athletes tested in 29 studies (American football, Australian football, baseball, basketball, cricket, CrossFit, handball, ice hockey, rowing, rugby, running, soccer).
Systematic review with meta-analysis of 29 studies.
- Functional Movement Screen (FMS) composite score (cut off point ≤14)
- asymmetry cut off point ≥1
- The FMS composite scores could predict injuries in senior athletes and females better than in junior and male athletes.
- Association was likely for rugby, and to lesser extend for American football and ice hockey.
- Asymmetry in FMS scores was associated stronger with injury risk for senior than junior athletes.
Take home message
Moore E, Chalmers S, Milanese S, Fuller JT. Factors influencing the relationship between the functional movement screen and injury risk in sporting populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine. 2019 Sep 1:1-5.