“It doesn’t predict injury”

There is one common theme some people talk about when movement screening is mentioned

 

And my friend it’s a pretty frustrating one

 

As they miss the point completely

 

When you talk about a screening such as the Functional Movement Screening (FMS) you get the old “it doesn’t predict injury” line

 

And they are right

 

Because that’s not what it is for

 

All it is for is to give physios and S&C’s a baseline measurement of the players movement competency

 

Nothing more nothing less

 

The absolute key thing is what you do with the knowledge that it gives you

 

If you’ve got someone who spends a week doing different screens, getting as much data as possible on a player, and then doesn’t look into the data to form where their conditioning plan is going to go then it’s pointless

 

It’s like if you collect  reams and reams of data, then not using it and when someone gets injured just jab it to hide the pain, instead of trying to find out the root cause and fix that

 

Or like taking your car for a MOT, then ignoring what the mechanics are telling you to fix it

 

You just wouldn’t do it

 

You’d get it fixed straight away

 

Of course the MOT isn’t saying your car is definitely going to break down, its giving you indicators that something is not right

 

What you do next is key

 

If you have a screen, see there are issues then have a program then specialises in fixing these problems then that’s what you want

 

That’s not to say you’ll not get injured, but if you take movement, mobility and stability as problems off the table then you will give yourself the best chance possible

 

So yes, its not an injury predictor, but it helps to give off any warning signs and gives you the opportunity to fix them before potential problems

 

And we include the FMS screen as part of our Online Bespoke 1 to 1 programs

 

You get the screening, interventions, then strength then bowling specific

 

Have a look here https://cricketstrength.lpages.co/bespoke-online/

 

Think differently

 

Dewsy