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Philip Anloague, PT, DHSc, OCS, MTC
Professional basketball has evolved into a contact sport that imparts an incredible physical demand on an athlete’s body. Despite medical advancements and the progression of coaching and training techniques, rate of injury has not declined. Tools such as the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Y-Balance Test (YBT) have been used to assist in predicting injury, but recent literature has stated that they are better for identifying functional deficits than potential for injury. Certain clinical tests and measures may be helpful in determining which players may be at risk.
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Brown, Collin; DePalma, Elizabeth; Gerber, Zach; Linstedt, Matthew; Royce, Kevin; and Swanson, James, "The Utility of Functional Movement Assessment and Select Clinical Measures in Predicting Injury in NBA Players" (2016). University of Dayton Doctor of Physical Therapy Annual Research Symposium. 22.