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World J Orthop. Apr 18, 2016; 7(4): 202-217
Published online Apr 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i4.202
Use of clinical movement screening tests to predict injury in sport
Nicole J Chimera, Meghan Warren
Nicole J Chimera, Department of Athletic Training, Daemen College, Amherst, NY 14226, United States
Meghan Warren, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, United States
Author contributions: Chimera NJ and Warren M contributed equally to writing and revising this manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Chimera NJ and Warren M have no conflicts of interest related to this publication.
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Correspondence to: Nicole J Chimera, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Department Chair and Program Director, Department of Athletic Training, Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226, United States. nchimera@daemen.edu
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Received: August 7, 2015
Peer-review started: August 11, 2015
First decision: October 16, 2015
Revised: October 28, 2015
Accepted: December 29, 2015
Article in press: January 4, 2016
Published online: April 18, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Clinical movement screening tests like the Functional Movement Screen and Y Balance Test have gained a lot of popularity in the clinical setting as a tool to predict injury and guide injury prevention programs/training. However, clinicians should be aware that various factors like sex differences, previous injury history, and sport participation can influence the accuracy of these screening tests; therefore, it is important to evaluate the validity, reliability, and accuracy of these tools before implementing them into clinical practice.