The Effects of Corrective Exercises on Functional Movement Screen Tests of Elite Female Volleyball Players
1School of Physical Education and Sports, Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Niğde, Turkey
2Physical Education Teacher, Ministry of Education, Ankara, Turkey
3Faculty of Sports Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara
4Sports Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
5Institute of Health Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara
Keywords: Volleyball, functional movement screen, corrective exercises
Objective: 12 weeks of corrective exercises may improve functional movement screen (FMS™) test scores of elite female volleyball players.
Materials and Methods: Thirteen elite female volleyball players voluntarily participated in the study. The functional movement patterns of the volleyball players were determined through the FMS™ test kit. Corrective exercise protocol was applied for 3 times a week during 12 weeks. FMS™ tests, FMS™ total scores and the differences between the pre-test and post-exercise tests were determined by means of the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test.
Results: It was determined that total FMS™ scores (19.6%) and shoulder mobility (87%) test scores significantly increased following the corrective exercise program. Alt-hough an increase in deep squat (8.3%), hurdle step (4.1%), in line lunge (18.1%), push-up (42.4 %), rotator stability balance (18.3%) tests were determined, they were statiscally insignificant.
Conclusion: FMS™ total scores which are considered to be an indicator of sports injuries were improved with corrective exercises. Inclusion of corrective exercises in the training schedules may decrease the injury risks.
Cite this article as: Aktug ZB, Aka H, Akarcesme C, et al. The effects of corrective exercises on functional movement screen tests of elite female volleyball players. Turk J Sports Med. 2019;54(4):233-41.