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FMS: 🏋 Reliability and Validity
The FMS is a widely known screening assessment for athletes to determine movement dysfunction of many kinds. Despite it's wide use, it does lack qualities that have been illuminated with a Meta-Analysis.
The Findings: The FMS has excellent interrater and intrarater reliability. Participants with composite scores of ≤14 had a significantly higher likelihood of an injury compared with those with higher scores, demonstrating the injury predictive value of the test. Significant concerns remain regarding the validity of the FMS.
The FMS demonstrates poor external and internal reliability making it difficult to ensure that you are getting the results that you expect as well as the ability to generalize those findings with repeated use.
The findings indicate screening method of pain results in similar associations with injury risk than the composite score. Thus, it appears pain was as predictive compared to movement quality for future injury.
Efficiency Tip: Pain during the execution of the FMS movements predicts injury to the same extent as compared to completing the entire 15–20 min screen.
As with many assessment tools, the FMS is best used alongside a thorough clinical examination to determine current and future risk of injury.
Do you use the FMS? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments! 👇
Reliability, Validity, and Injury Predictive Value of the Functional Movement Screen: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (Bonazza 2016)
Functional Movement Screen: Pain versus composite score and injury risk. (Alemany 2017)
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