This paper explores the use of the Functional Movement ScreenTM (FMS) to predict injury and its correlation to long-term joint disease in elite athletes. Chorba et al. (2010) concluded a significant correlation between low scoring athletes and injury rates in female collegiate athletes. Wolfgang and Heinz (2005) Concluded that 95% of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficient knee patients will progress to Osteoarthritis (OA). Hiroyuki et al. (2000) concluded that the most influential factor in OA was a history of meniscal injury. The literature suggests The Functional Movement Screen is significant in predicting athletic injury thus decreasing the risk factors for the onset of long-term joint disease in competitive athletes.
Efficacy of The FMS in Predicting Long-Term Joint Disease in Elite Athletes. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304134656_Efficacy_of_The_FMS_in_Predicting_Long-Term_Joint_Disease_in_Elite_Athletes [accessed Jul 3, 2017].