Assessment of the range of movement of the lower limb in sport: advantages of the ROM-SPORT I Battery

Cejudo, Antonio, Sainz de Baranda, Pilar, Ayala, Francisco, De Ste Croix, Mark B ORCID: 0000-0001-9911-4355 and Santonja-Medina, Fernando (2020) Assessment of the range of movement of the lower limb in sport: advantages of the ROM-SPORT I Battery. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (20). E7606. doi:10.3390/ijerph17207606 (In Press)

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Range of movement (ROM) assessment is an important strategy to increase physical-technical performance and minimize the risk of sports-related injuries. Currently, there is no consensus regarding which ROM assessment method is the most appropriate. The main objective of this study was to perform a systematic review of the test batteries available for the assessment of lower limb ROM; additionally, we compare the ROM-SPORT I battery with those previously reported in the literature. The systematic review was conducted following the PRISMA guidelines. The identification of publications was made by using the databases SciELO, Medline, Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Science. Based on the inclusion criteria, sixteen publications were selected and analyzed. The ROM-SPORT I battery is the most valid of the analyzed methods. This battery evaluates the ROM of eleven lower limb movements. The inclinometer with a telescopic arm and a box is a simpler, more comfortable, and faster procedure than others. The Lumbosant support and use of two examiners are essential to avoid compensatory movements to obtain reliable measurements during ROM assessment. The ROM-SPORT I is a field-based battery of tests that may be used by sports professionals, clinics, and researchers in applied settings to accurately assess and monitor lower extremity ROM.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flexibility; Lumbar support; Inclinometer; Reliability; Injury prevention; Performance
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM695 Physical medicine. physical therapy including massage, exercise, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, phototherapy, radiotherapy, thermotherapy, electrotherapy
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport and Exercise > Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2020 13:31
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2020 14:15

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