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Assessment of movement quality: panacea or false dawn?

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This webinar was recorded on Wednesday 5th April 2017

Presented by Robert McCunn



Assessment of movement quality often termed ‘movement screening’, is widely used in a variety of sports. Numerous arguments to support such activity exist; however, the evidence base is often limited and contradictory. The purpose of this webinar was to explore the scientific evidence surrounding movement quality and its relationship to injury risk and physical performance. Emphasis was placed on the logistics of using the various movement screening protocols outlined in current research.


Learning Outcomes of the Webinar:

-       Explain why, in theory, movement quality can reasonably be expected to have an association with injury and performance

-       Identify the movement screens that appear within the literature

-       Explain why it is a step too far to say that movement screening can ‘predict’ injury

-       Identify other merits, out with injury prediction, of such assessments

-       State some of the logistical considerations relevant to carrying out movement assessment with athletes

Robert McCunn

Robert is a BASES probationary sport and exercise scientist at Saarland University, Germany, where he is undertaking a PhD investigating movement screening and injury in association football. Prior to this position he worked as an applied sport scientist gaining experience in both national institute and professional football club settings.