The Effect of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise on Functional Movements Screening in Female Students

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Paper ID : 1167-12THCONG
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1Department of Sport Injury and Corrective Exercise, School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
2Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, Faculty of Exercise Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran;
3Department of Sport Injury and Corrective Exercise, School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Exercise programs that target the quality of the fundamental movements, are an essential component in the safe progression of athletes toward more complicated exercises. Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization(DNS) Exercise is a new approach based on fundamental movements which modify the motor program in the central nervous system.
Since inability to perform functional movements has been identified as one of the most important causes of musculoskeletal injury, the effect of DNS training program on functional motion screening was investigated in this study.
The sample consisted of 34 female students who were randomly divided into two groups. Age, height and weight of the experimental group were 18.8±0.68 years, 160.4±5.63 cm and 61.4±14.41 kg, respectively, and in the control group 18.19±0.91 years, 16.05 ± 3.16 cm and 61.2±12.10 kg. The control group performed routine physical fitness exercises and the experimental group performed dynamic neuromuscular stabilization training protocol for 3 sessions of 50 minutes per week for 6 weeks. FMS was measured as pre-test and post-test. Data were analyzed using ANOVA for repeated measures at the significant level P≤0.05.
The results showed significant interaction (F(1, 32)= 250.42 , P < 0.001), intragroup difference (F(1, 32)= 347.50 , P < 0.001) and intergroup differences (F(1, 32)= 16.45 , P < 0.001) for FMS in the experimental group. Compared to the control group, the experimental group progressed with a much steep slope (60.23% vs. 73.34%).
Our findings confirm that it is possible to use fundamental movement training to improve functional movements. In fact, the experimental group's significant improvement in FMS is related to the reinforcement of the pattern of movement resulting from DNS exercises.