Do Functional Movement Screen Items predict Dynamic Balance under Military Torso Load?

Research Paper Title Functional Movement Screen Items Predict Dynamic Balance Under Military Torso Load. Background Musculoskeletal injuries threaten military readiness and impose a significant financial burden. The functional movement screen (FMS), a 7-item, preparticipation screening tool, may aid in identifying compensatory movement patterns that can hinder physical performance and lead to injuries in active-duty military… Read More

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What is the Influence of Body Armour on Balance & Movement Quality?

Research Paper Title The Influence of Body Armor on Balance and Movement Quality. Background Body armour is essential to the protection of military personnel; however, body armour may impede the users balance and movement quality. A better understanding of the influence of body armour on balance and movement quality may help in the development of… Read More

What are the Effects of Personal Body Armour on Functional Movement Capability?

Research Paper Title Effects of Personal Body Armor on Functional Movement Capability. Background The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a tool used to assess fundamental movement patterns and has been utilised to determine movement readiness of tactical athletes. However, tactical athletes rarely perform tasks without load carriage, and limited research evaluating loaded tactical personnel via… Read More

Exercise to Prevent Falls in Older Clients

Why is Falling a Problem? Falls are a significant health risk for older adults, with approximately one in three community-dwelling people aged 65 years or older falling every year, and the risk of falling increasing with age. In addition, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisation, accounting for some 40% of injury-related hospitalisations. That is compared to 12% for transport… Read More

Linking Corrective Exercises, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) & Physical Fitness Performance

Research Paper Title The Influence of Corrective Exercises on Functional Movement Screen and Physical Fitness Performance in Army ROTC Cadets. Background The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a tool designed to identify limitations between sections of the body during fundamental movements. However, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of corrective exercises to improve FMS… Read More

What are the 7 Human Body Movements?

Introduction An exercise professional should be able to inform their client that there are basic body movements that will be incorporated  into their training programme – regardless of whether they are new to exercise or an experienced athlete. There are seven basic movements the human body can perform, and all other exercises are merely variations… Read More

Predicting Tactical Performance Ability through Load-Enhanced Movement Quality Screening

Research Paper Title Load-Enhanced Movement Quality Screening and Tactical Athleticism: An Extension of Evidence. Background Military organisations use movement quality screening for prediction of injury risk and performance potential. Currently, evidence of an association between movement quality and performance is limited. Recent work has demonstrated that external loading strengthens the relationship between movement screens and… Read More