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

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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

USAF: Physical Screening Predictors during an Aptitude Test

Research Paper Title Physical Screening Predictors for Success in Completing Air Force Phase II Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment. Background Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment (AAA) attrition is often associated with a lack of candidate physical preparation. The Functional Movement Screen, Tactical Fitness Assessment, and fitness metrics were collected (n = 29 candidates) to determine… Read More

Using Movement Screens in a Military Population: Establishing Norms

Research Paper Title The Interrelationship of Common Clinical Movement Screens: Establishing Population-Specific Norms in a Large Cohort of Military Applicants. Background Musculoskeletal injuries (MSK-Is) are a leading cause of missed duty time and morbidity in the military. Modifiable risk factors for MSK-Is, such as inadequate core stability, poor movement patterns, and dynamic balance deficits, have… Read More

Do Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Composite Scores Predict Subsequent Injury?

Research Paper Title Do Functional Movement Screen (FMS) composite scores predict subsequent injury? A systematic review with meta-analysis. Background This paper aims to systematically review studies investigating the strength of association between FMS composite scores and subsequent risk of injury, taking into account both methodological quality and clinical and methodological diversity. This was a systematic… Read More