2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Pre-participation screening: the use of Fundamental movement screening to predict injury in intervarsity level women hockey players
Author(s): Sathees Thomas and Kishorekumar BS
Hockey is one of the most popular sports in Kerala, the participation of women in hockey is on the rise in kerala. Previous studies shows that participation in hockey often resulted in traumatic and often serious musculoskeletal overuse injuries to the lower extremity. Pre- participation examinations, including musculoskeletal screening and functional performance testing, is an essential part of a multidisciplinary approach to prevent future injuries. Although the risk of injuries are multifactorial. Recently there has been increased recognition of muscular imbalance, poor neuromuscular control and core instability as potential risk factors for athletic injury. It has been also demonstrated that previous injury is a prominent risk factor for future injuries. Kiesel et al. suggest that the complex changes in motor control resulted in serious musculoskeletal injuries in athletes may be detected early by using movement oriented multitude of tests like Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Aim of the study was to determine if functional movement test can predict sports injuries in intervarsity level women hockey players. A total of 20 women hockey players between the age group of 16-20 years from Kottayam district of Kerala were selected as subjects for the study. The data of all the contact injuries of the subjects during the practice and competition during 2017-2019 were recorded. To maintain consistency with the previous studies a cut-off score of 14 on the FMS was used to assess differences in injury risk. Sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio, negative likelihood ratio, disease prevalence, positive predictive value and negative value with 95% confidence intervals were calculated with Chi squared coefficient and a Fisher’s exact test. The result of the study shows that the FMS can identify athletes who are more likely to suffer an in –season injury and therefore FMS cannot be recommended as a pre-season screening tool for injury prevention in women hockey players.
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How to cite this article:
Sathees Thomas, Kishorekumar BS. Pre-participation screening: the use of Fundamental movement screening to predict injury in intervarsity level women hockey players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):2239-2241.