Presentation Title

Reviewing the Use of Injury Screening Assessments and Identifying Risk of Injury

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Lower extremity injures account for over half of reported sports related injuries with the ankle and knee being the most commonly injured joints. The majority of non-contact injuries related to these two joints can potentially be prevented through individualized prevention programs. Biomechanical injury screening has the potential to identify the risk factors associated with injury and allows the implementation of targeted rehabilitation strategies to combat the identified deficits. There is substantial need for screening assessments that are practical and accurate for the clinical athletic trainer. This literature reviewed examined the dorsiflexion lunge test, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Y-Balance, Star Excursion Balance Test and the single leg hop test as preseason screening tools and their ability to predict future injury of primarily the knee and ankle. Sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios will be compared across screening tools to make recommendations for the practicing clinician that can be used to identify high risk athletes and ultimately diminish the frequency of lower extremity injures.

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Reviewing the Use of Injury Screening Assessments and Identifying Risk of Injury

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Lower extremity injures account for over half of reported sports related injuries with the ankle and knee being the most commonly injured joints. The majority of non-contact injuries related to these two joints can potentially be prevented through individualized prevention programs. Biomechanical injury screening has the potential to identify the risk factors associated with injury and allows the implementation of targeted rehabilitation strategies to combat the identified deficits. There is substantial need for screening assessments that are practical and accurate for the clinical athletic trainer. This literature reviewed examined the dorsiflexion lunge test, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Y-Balance, Star Excursion Balance Test and the single leg hop test as preseason screening tools and their ability to predict future injury of primarily the knee and ankle. Sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios will be compared across screening tools to make recommendations for the practicing clinician that can be used to identify high risk athletes and ultimately diminish the frequency of lower extremity injures.