The purpose of this study was to analyze a 12-month workplace corrective exercise program’s (CEP) effects on Functional Movement System (FMS™) screen scores, movement asymmetries, and cutoff scores associated with injury risk. The FMS™ screen scores were collected from 778 participants (N = 778) working within the industrial setting at pre-, mid (6 months), and post-intervention (12-months). A personalized CEP intervention took place for 12-months, requiring 5 sessions per week for 20- to 25-minutes. Three one-way repeated measure analyses of variance (ANOVA) were used to determine statistical changes in FMS™ scores, asymmetries and injury risk. A post hoc Bonferroni test was used to identify specific significant changes FMS™ scores and at which time points. The significance was set at p<0.05. It was elicited that statistically significant changes in FMS™ total scores occurred over time, F (1.753, 1362.392) = 139.448, p < .001, with scores increasing from pre- (M = 12.11, SD = 2.88) to post-intervention (M = 12.43, SD =3.12) (p < .0005), pre- to mid-intervention (M = 12.23, SD = 3.01) (p < .0005), and from mid- to post-intervention (p < .0005). Asymmetries did not significantly change over time, F (2,1554) = 2.378, p = .093, with asymmetry decreasing from pre-intervention (M = .66, SD = .47) to 6 months (M = .61, SD = .48) to 12-months (post-intervention) (M = .61, SD = .48). Injury risk cutoff scores significantly changed over time, F (1.602,1244.487) = 33.9111, p <.001, with injury risk cutoff scores decreasing from pre- (M = .78, SD = .41) to mid-intervention (M = .75, SD = .43), and to post-intervention (M = .73, SD = .44). In conclusion, this workplace CEP intervention was effective at improving FMS total scores above the injury cutoff point (≤ 14) but did not significantly effect changes in movement asymmetries in industrial workers.
|Commitee:||Schroeder, Jan, Walters, Kellie|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/3(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Kinesiology, Occupational safety, Occupational Therapy|
|Keywords:||Injury prevention, Movement dysfunction, Musculoskeletal dysfunction|
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