Functional Movement Assessment as a Predictor of Head Impact Biomechanics Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • Ford, Julia
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Abstract
  • This study sought to determine functional movement assessments’ ability to predict head impact biomechanics in collegiate football players. Participants underwent preseason functional movement assessment screenings and wore instrumented helmets for the ensuing season. We hypothesized that players who perform poorly on Fusionetics and Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) would have greater linear and rotational acceleration and increased frequency of severe head impacts as compared to those who perform well on the movement assessments. We also hypothesized that players who sustained high impact frequencies throughout the season will demonstrate a decline in movement assessment performance, as measure by Fusionetics and LESS.
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  • Padua, Darin A.
  • Campbell, Kody
  • Mihalik, Jason
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017
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