Comparison of core stability, functional movement screen total score in girl student with and without upper crossed syndrome

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of Corrective Exercises and Sport Injuries, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran

2 MSc student of sports injuries and corrective exercises, Department of physical education, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Corrective Exercises and Sport Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran

4 Faculty Member, Department of Human Sciences, Technical and Vocational University, Tehran, Iran.



The aim of this study was the comparison of core trunk stability and functional movement screening test score in girls with and without upper crossed syndrome. The present study is a causal-comparative study. The statistical population of the study consisted of female students aged 12 to 16 years who were screened according to the inclusion criteria of girls available in the first and second secondary schools of Shiraz. Among these people were randomly selected 35 people with UCS and 35 people without UCS. To measure UCS, imaging method, core area endurance by McGill and Sorenson tests and FMS kit were used to evaluate functional movement. In order to compare the mean of research variables between the two groups, independent t-test and Mann-Whitney test were used at a significance level of P<0.05. The results of independent t-test showed a significant difference between the research groups in Plank (P=0.001), Plank on the right side (P=0.017), Plank on the left side (P=0.001). ), Sorensen test (P=0.001) and total FMS score (P=0.001) but the two groups did not show a significant difference in sitting in a V shape at a 60 degree angle (P=0.172). According to results, it is recommended that educators and corrective exercise specialists to consider these cases in their corrective programs to treatment this group of people.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 24 January 2022
  • Receive Date: 29 September 2021
  • Revise Date: 20 November 2021
  • Accept Date: 24 January 2022