After reading research I take some time to think about the take home points, how I can apply it to my practice (either performance or in clinic), additional questions that pop into my head, concerns about the methodology, and random thoughts. I’ll provide references to back my thoughts when I can. The intent of “Thoughts After Reading Research” is to catalog my thoughts and to spark sharing. Hopefully, readers will find it valuable.
Disclaimer: I’m a fan of the FMS in principle, however there are areas that need improvement –
“FMS is a screen for injuries”, yet it is not validated against injuries because the scores and approach have no specificity,
15 years of irrefutable research on the impact of dynamic valgus on ACL injury and PFP fails to become incorporated,
FMS tests at low load and load velocity cannot be extrapolated to movement strategies and control (high load and high velocity) during sport.
poor inter-rated reliability,
All this said, FMS played a huge impact in my development and it has had undeniable positive impact on the health care industry and strength and conditioning world – making it more focussed on movement and the concept of injury prevention and screening. To help evolve and take injury screening to the next level where we have sensitivity, specificity, reliability and prospective validity (the ability to predict future injury likelihood) I look to work that the Cincinnati Sports Medicine group is creating – in fact they have their annual meeting coming up May 25th – 28th – Advances on the Knee, Shoulder & Sports Medicine 2014.
What did I read
Myer, G.D., et al., High knee abduction moments are common risk factors for patellofemoral pain (PFP) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in girls: […]