Introduction and objective:
The currently-promoted method of studying movement for injury prediction takes into consideration overall movement patterns and functions, including balance, range of motion, strength, muscle flexibility and coordination that are necessary for achieving optimal sports results. The FMS concept allows for a comprehensive analysis of the quality of movement patterns, determining the existence of restrictions, asymmetry and compensation, as well as a global assessment of the activity of the musculoskeletal system and motor control. The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) test and dynamic balance and vertical jumping ability in both men and women.

Material and methods:
Twenty-two participants (11 females and 11 males) were included in the study. The subjects performed the FMS test, Drift Protocol (DP) test and the Countermovement Jump (CMJ) test. Parameters of dynamic balance and jumping were recorded using the Optogait optical measuring system.

Analysis of FMS score revealed that females had slightly better results in active straight leg raise than males. There was significant correlation between the total FMS score and DB parameters in men, but not in women.

In terms of jumping abilities, total FMS score was related to the CMJ parameters (contact time, power, frequency) in males, but not in females. Some FMS component tests were associated with DP and CMJ in both males and females, but the topic requires confirmation in future studies and should be interpreted with caution.

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