COMPARING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CORE STABILIZTION TO FMS CORRECTIVES AT IMPROVING TOTAL FMS SCORE
K. Hammond, S. Simmons
Corban University, Salem, OR
Trying to prevent injuries is important to a lot of people, particularly sports teams. Many clinicians and trainers use the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to find movement imbalances and use this information to prescribe exercises to correct those imbalances, thus decreasing the likelihood of incurring injury. PURPOSE: To determine if dead bug core exercises were more effective at improving FMS scores than FMS corrective exercises. METHODS: 9 people (male=4; female=5; mean age 20.44 ±1.33 years; mean BMI 23.834 ± 3.001 lb/in2) were prescribed either FMS corrective exercises or the dead bug core exercise to be performed for 4 weeks, 3 times per week, to improve FMS score. RESULTS: Participants who performed prescribed specific FMS correctives saw a statistically significant increase in total FMS score (Pre-FMS score= 15.80 ± 1.789; post-FMS score= 17.00 ± 1.414; t(4)= 3.207; p = .033). Participants who performed the dead bug exercise saw a very small improvement in FMS total score (pre-FMS score= 16.75 ± 1.893; post FMS score= 17.00 ± 1.414; t(3)= .293; p =.789). CONCLUSION: Four weeks of FMS specific correctives exercises showed a statistically significant improvement in total FMS score, whereas performing just the dead bug core exercises for four weeks showed an improvement in FMS total score but not statistically significant.
Hammond, K and Simmons, S
"COMPARING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CORE STABILIZTION TO FMS CORRECTIVES AT IMPROVING TOTAL FMS SCORE,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings:
4, Article 27.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol8/iss4/27
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