Relationship the dynamic balance and core stability muscles endurance with the results of functional movement screening among the girl basketball players

Document Type : Research Paper


Assistant Professor, Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran


Researchers suggest that the elite athletes require higher levels of core stability for exercise performance than daily living activities. In addition, functional movement screening test provides useful information about movement, stability in movement chain and the prediction of injuries. The main question of this study was whether there was a relationship between the results of functional movement screening test and dynamic balance and the function of core muscles in female basketball players. In this cross-sectional study, the participants were 38 female basketball players with at least 2 years of club experience in Qom city who were selected based on the research criteria. The McGill test was used to assess the endurance of the core stability muscles. A collection of functional movement screening tests was used to assess movement performance of the participants. The multiple regression test was used for data analysis (P≤0.05). Among predictive variables, a significant relationship was observed only between the endurance of core flexor and dynamic balance and functional movement screening scores (P≤0.01). The relationship between the endurance of lateral flexors and trunk extensors and functional movement screening scores was not significant. The regression model of this study was a moderate model to predict functional movement screening scores. It could predict 58.5% of variance of functional movement screening scores although the endurance of the trunk flexor muscles and dynamic balance could specifically predict functional movement screening scores and have a positive relationship with them.


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