M. Sothern: Movement by Age and Sex Using the Functional Movement Screen

Dr. Melinda Sothern, faculty in Behavioral and Community Health is featured in March issue of the Journal of Educations & Social Policy with Dr. Mark Bonis, Adjunct Professor at LSUHSC School of Public Health. The publications and research addresses the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) introduced in 1997 as an easily administrable qualitative method to reduce the rate of injury and improve movement performance (6, 19). The procedure is designed to be used after a subject has successfully cleared a medical physical, but before beginning specific physical training. The use of the Functional Movement Screen has become popular in the professional and elite ranks of athletes, such as in the NFL, the NFL combine, the NHL, Olympic and world class athletes and teams.

The full publication can be read here.