Collegiate athletes are evaluated during pre-participation exams with tools, such as the Functional Movement Screen, to recognize potential injury risks. This study aimed to assess differences of Functional Movement Screen scores among male and female collegiate cheerleaders. There were significant differences in sex and performance position results, with the Functional Movement Screen averaging above the risk indicating score of 14. The differences between sex and position may be related as males are often bases while females are often flyers (top girls). Increased understanding of functional movement patterns may help with injury prevention and rehabilitation.
|Number of pages
|Oklahoma State Medical Proceedings
|Published - 30 May 2023
- injury prevention
- pre-participation examination
- movement patterns