The Functional Movement Screen and modified Star Excursion Balance Test as predictors of T-test agility performance in university rugby union and netball players

Armstrong, Ross and Greig, Matt (2018) The Functional Movement Screen and modified Star Excursion Balance Test as predictors of T-test agility performance in university rugby union and netball players. Physical Therapy in Sport, 31. pp. 15-21. ISSN 1466-853X DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.01.003

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Abstract

Objectives: Agility is a functional requirement of many sports, challenging stability, and commonly cited as a mechanism of injury. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and modified Star Excursion Balance Test (mSEBT) have equivocally been associated with agility performance. The aim of the current study was to establish a hierarchical ordering of FMS and mSEBT elements in predicting T-test agility performance. Design: Cross-sectional study design. Setting: University. Participants: Thirty-two female rugby players, 31 male rugby players and 39 female netballers. Main Outcome Measures: FMS, mSEBT, T-test performance. Results: The predictive potential of composite FMS and mSEBT scores were weaker than when discrete elements were considered. FMS elements were better predictors of T-test performance in rugby players, whilst SEBT elements better predicted performance in netballers. Hierarchical modelling highlighted the in-line lunge (ILL) as the primary FMS predictor, whereas SEBT ordering was limb and sport dependent. Conclusions: The relationship between musculoskeletal screening tools and agility performance was sport-specific. Discrete element scores are advocated over composite scores, and hierarchical ordering of tests might highlight redundancy in screening. The prominence of the ILL in hierarchical modelling might reflect the functional demands of the T-test. Sport-specificity and limb dominance influence hierarchical ordering of musculoskeletal screens.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: In-line lunge; deep squat; footwork; limb dominance
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: Sports Science
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 15:12
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10093

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